Senior Jewelry Designer, FGX International, Smithfield, RI
Interpret fashion trends and design monthly panel submissions, develop products directly with oversea factories. Clients include No Boundary label for Wal-Mart, Style & Co for Macy's, Rite-Aid, and Meijer. Responsibilities including trend and market presentations, technical rendering manipulation and daily communication with art director, clients and oversea vendors.

2005-2006 CAA Metalsmithing Department, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Graduate Assistant to Artist-in-Residence Gary S. Griffin.
2005-2006 Brookside School, Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Artist-in-Residence: worked with fifth-grade art classes for a semester.
2005-2006 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Student activities at CAA: Studio Council President, Student Art Auction Chair, Interdisciplinary critique club.
2005 Interlochen Center for Arts, Interlochen, MI
Summer Faculty: planned a six-week curriculum and taught metals to high school and junior high students, including piercing, soldering, filing, marriage of metals, inlay, chain-making, and enameling. Desk critiques, design development and slide lectures.
2000-2004 Jewelry Designer, Arden Jewelry Manufacturing Company, Johnston, RI
Designed jewelry and accessories for fashion-oriented national apparel companies, clients include Chico’s, Kohl’s, Express, Limited, American Eagle, Urban Outfitter’s, BeBe, and White House & Black Market. Managed projects, researched and interpreted trends. Traveled to Hong Kong and mainland China twice yearly to source and analyze new materials, design and assist in production.
2001-2004 Sondra Sherman, Pawtucket, RI
Jeweler’s Assistant: fabricated one-of-the-kind jewelry pieces.
1999-2004 RISD Foundation Studies, Providence, RI
Guest Critic: served as visiting critic for Tom Mills' Foundation Studies Drawing Class.
1999 RISD Apparel Department, Providence, RI
Jewelry Designer: created accessories and closures for the Apparel Department Senior Collection.
1999 RISD Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department, RISD, Providence, RI
Teaching Assistant: taught and gave demonstrations in "Introduction to Jewelry" college level class, including piercing, soldering, filing, stone setting, marriage of metals, and cold connections. Desk critiques, design development.




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