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THE BRADFORD GROUP | Niles, IL                                                                                                          Jewelry Product Development Manager | September 2016 - Present  

  • Responsible for developing, designing, and preparing products for presentation                  to the company.
  •  Manage production with artist in design and manufacturing stages to ensure                        all deadlines are met. 
  • Communicate with over-seas vendors, sourcing team and marketing to ensure                      products are executed with the most cost effective capabilities.
  • Collaborate with marketing and advertising team to over-see advertisements                        for managed products.
  • Create research presentations of trends in marketplace.
  • Evaluate degree of success of past company products in order to design                                     accordingly. 


CASTING HOUSE | Chicago, IL                                                                                                                   CAD Jewelry Designer | September 2014 - September 2016   


  • Create custom CAD jewelry designs for customers.                                                
  • Work with casting and setting departments to ensure the best results for a design . 
  • Measure and utilize a variety of cuts and sizes of stones.


SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN | Savannah, GA                                                               Shop Monitor | November 2013 - Present                                                          

  • Ensure safe work environment for faculty, staff and students                                                   
  •  Answer student questions when faculty is unavailable                                                             
  • Clean and maintain equipment


LUIS TORRUELLA | San Juan, PR                                                                                                              Digital Art Assistant | July 2013 – January 2014 | Seasonal  

  • Responsible for creating digital art presented to clients                                                             
  • Created 3D models in Rhino for client presentation                                                                   
  • Collaborated in a jewelry design collection


KARMA N.Y.C | San Juan, PR                                                                                                                           Design Intern | June 2012 - July 2012 

  • Designed Karma N.Y.C holiday jewelry collection                                                                           
  •  Conceptualized packaging options for their products                                                                 
  • Obtained on going feedback from the owner on designs and sketches                                 


KILATES | Hato Rey, PR                                                                                                                                 Jewelry Sales Representative | November 2010 - December 2011 | Seasonal

  • Interacted directly with clients and demonstrated strong service skills                 
  • Received, organized and assembled new merchandise in database and display cases 
  • Maintained inventory of new and current in store jewelry merchandise             
  • Arranged new displays with innovative and creative ideas



Professional Development


Jewelry Design Workshop with Kacper Dolatowski | Savannah, GA                                               Student Apprentice | April 2013 

  • Experienced an introduction to brand design                                                                         
  • Acquiered extensive lessons in the business and marketing techniques of the                        industry                                                                                                                               
  • Developed jewelry designs for existing companies                                       
  • Accomplished an effective production line according to established price points


PROYECTO ‘08 | Aguas Buenas, PR                                                                                                             Student Apprentice  | January 2008

  • Studied and experienced an intense introduction to the art of forming and forging              metal with Michael Good and Richard Messina                                                                             
  • Received extensive lessons in the business and marketing techniques of art with                  Jeannette Fossas                                                                                                          
  • Introduced to ceramic techniques such as wheel throwing and hand forming                        pottery with Aileen Castañeda                                                                                        
  • Instructed by Joshy Melero on the process of photo development andcapturing                  artwork
                                         

Education

May 2014                                             SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jewelry     


Skills

Design:                                                     Researching, sketching, concept development and hand rendering

Jewelry:                                                   Fabrication, casting and stone setting

Computer:                                                             Matrix Gem Vision, Rhinoceros, Keyshot Sketchbook Designer Pro             Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign Word and PowerPoint

Language:                                                             Fluent in Spanish



Awards & Recognitions

WJA Student Scholarship | June 2013         Dean’s list    | September  2010 - May 2014 SCAD Artistic Scholarship                                                           | September 2010 - May 2014  SCAD Academic Scholarship                                                     | September 2010 - May 2014

Competitions & Exhibitions  

   SCAD Style Curated Jewelry Trunkshow                                                             | April 2014                     SCAD Scholarship Competition                                                     | February 2014      DIVA Women’s Rendering  Competition                                                       | October 2012                Exhibition in Motion -Open House                                                             | April 2012

                                           
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