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Men’s Jewelry Designer, Barton Como Accessories, Philadelphia PA, August 2013 - Current
I fully developed jewelry designs and technical packs reflective of the creative vision of various brands. My design concepts were communicated through 3D models, hand renderings and rendering software. I also offered fresh ideas and researched current trends.
Teaching Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, August 2011- May 2012
I helped students understand metals and jewelry techniques at a sophomore and junior level. I also assisted students with questions they had in regards to modeling in Rhinoceros, rendering in Bunkspeed Pro and Flamingo NXT, and fixing STL files in Magics. As well as giving advice on design aesthetics.
Secretary, Comparative Cultures Department/NAU, Flagstaff, AZ, 2010
This job exposed me to a variety of office skills, such as preparing documentation, scanning materials, and answering phones. Moreover, I directed teachers and department heads to meetings and made sure the professors received their mail and were aware of their schedules/deadlines, and phone messages.
Jewelry Artist, Sam Gratz Designs, Flagstaff, AZ 2007-Current
I produce and design silver jewelry with semi-precious gemstones, as well as answer questions from www.samgratzjewelry.com. Moreover, I manage the jewelry inventory, fulfill sales, and market the web site and my jewelry designs to galleries and customers.
B.F.A Jewelry/Metalsmithing, May 2010 — Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
M.F.A Jewelry/Metalsmithing/CAD-CAM - 2013-Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Modeling Software: Rhinoceros 3D, Zbrush, Magics.
Rendering Software: Bunkspeed Shot, Flamingo.
General Programs: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Fundamental metalsmithing techniques: using a jeweler’s saw, soldering, stone setting, sanding, buffing, forming, lost wax process and casting.
More advanced forming methods: anticlastic, spiculum, raising, and forging. Plus, chain weaving, mokume gane, reticulation, and married metals.
Tyler School of Art
- MFA Jewelry/Metals/CAD-CAM
- 2011 - 2013
Northern Arizona University
- BFA Jewelry/Metalsmithing
- 2008 - 2010