Jewelry Designer, FGX International, Smithfield,
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.
Metalsmithing Department, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Graduate Assistant to Artist-in-Residence Gary S.
School, Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield
Artist-in-Residence: worked with fifth-grade art
classes for a semester.
Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Student activities at CAA: Studio Council President,
Student Art Auction Chair, Interdisciplinary critique
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.
Designer, Arden Jewelry Manufacturing Company, Johnston,
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.
Sherman, Pawtucket, RI
Jeweler’s Assistant: fabricated one-of-the-kind
Foundation Studies, Providence, RI
Guest Critic: served as visiting critic for Tom
Mills' Foundation Studies Drawing Class.
Apparel Department, Providence, RI
Jewelry Designer: created accessories and closures
for the Apparel Department Senior Collection.
Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department, RISD, Providence,
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.