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  • Jean Kee

    Industrial Design | Jewellery | Metalsmithing

    New York, NY

A designer who thinks with her hands, Jean Kee believes that her willingness to learn and be open to new experiences has moulded her to become the unique individual she is today - unconventional and persistent, but independent and artistically creative all the day. She has a distinctive design style that stems from her multicultural fine arts background, which she has applied to a diverse range of products, from watches to an infant rocker to a pair of chandelier earrings. She is constantly striving to surpass the high standards she always maintains in herself, relentlessly tackling each challenge that comes her way. [not surprisingly, rockclimbing is a favourite past time of hers. when she has the time, that is.]

Work Samples

  • Industrial Design

  • Jewellery

  • Metalsmithing

Work History

  • Jewellery Designer

    • John Hardy
    • Jan 2013 - Present (4 years 10 months)

    Design and help to oversee the manufacturing of jewellery from concept to production for the recently launched JAi by John Hardy that will be sold exclusively on QVC.

  • Junior Designer

    • Taphandles
    • Aug 2012 - Dec 2012 (4 months)

    Worked with beer brands worldwide in helping breweries tell their stories effectively through the brands and merchandise designed, developed and manufactured by us.

  • Watch Design Intern

    • Fossil
    • Sep 2010 - Dec 2010 (3 months)

    Designed for the Ladies Dress watch team for the Holiday 2011 season based on brand and trend research

  • Product Design Intern

    • Kids II
    • Jun 2010 - Sep 2010 (3 months)

    Designed and assisted in a range of infant toy and gear projects for both manufacture as well as exhibit at Koln.


  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    • BFA Industrial Design, BFA Metals & Jewelry
    • 2007 - 2012

    Combined Honors Scholarship : 2007 - 2012 | Dean's List | Cumulative G.P.A. : 3.97 | Hong Kong + China : June 2010 [selected for a 2 week sponsored trip to experience first-hand the manufacturing side of Industrial Design] | Italy Study Abroad - June 2008 [enrolled in two Art + Architectural History courses - Renaissance Art and Urban Planning - in a 3 week program traveling throughout Italy]



Outstanding Achievement Award, 2012 SCAD Graduation [nominated by the Industrial Design program] | SCAD IDSA Student Merit Awards, 2012 [selected finalist to represent SCAD at the 2012 IDSA Southern District Conference] | NICHE Student Awards 2012 [Fashion Jewelry Finalist]