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CV

I have worked as a teacher’s assistant, jewellery technologist – digital processes at GBC (Metal Finish, Production A and B, Casting), custom & production jewellery designer (with precious and semiprecious stones) and seller associated in Jewellery Department at TJX Canada. I have developed packaging designs and managed brands from conceptualization to its realization. In addition, in my first years as an Industrial Design graduated, I worked in the area of designs development for outdoor furniture make them on Oak Wood and new products for home.

 

Among my strengths are the investigative capacity, intellectual restlessness, critical sense, great attention to detail, leadership, teamwork and the ability to build relationships friendly, positive and respectful. In addition, I have a high knowledge of market trends, product development deadlines and work components of jewellery production.​

Education

 

2013 - 2016  Diploma Advanced Jewellery Arts 

George Brown College

 

2011 - 2012  Program for Professionals ELT - Enhanced Language Training

Niagara College

 

2005 - 2009  Bachelor of Industrial Design

Pontificia Bolivariana University  

 

La Presentacion High School

Graduated: December 2004

 

 

Experience

 

2016 - 2018  Artist in Residence. George Brown College

Toronto, ON

2016 - Jeweller & Saler (Internship). OMNI Jewelcrafters.

Toronto, ON 

2010 - Industrial & Jewellery Designer (Freelance)

2009 - Industrial Designer. Bosquema.

Medellin, Colombia 

 

Grants & Awards

 

2016 - Platinum Unlimited Award.

To a graduate Jewellery Arts student whose work demonstrated technical excellence.

Toronto, ON

2016 - Umicore Precious Metals Award.

For innovative and competent use of ideas and material.

Toronto, ON

2016 - Mika's Intention Award.

Toronto, ON

2009 - Gold Award:

Packing for Institutional Dinnerware: Arecacea

Andina Pack, Bogota, Colombia

2009 - 2nd Place: Inner Child. 

Chupa Chups - IED (Instituto Europeo di Design), Italy

2007 - 1st Place: Creativity from Our Land

Antioquia Museum, Medellin, Colombia

Skills

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  • Silversmithing

  • Goldsmithing​​

  • Capacity to sketch

  • Technical drawing​

  • Data analysis - ­Ability to research and collect accurate client data

  • Strong fashion sense & ability to interpret market trends

  • HIght Attention to detail

  • ­Exceptional ability to organize and categorize​​

  • Developmental Planning​

  • Precious/Semi-Precious Gemstones​

  • Medium- Gemsetting

  • Repaired extensive variety

  • ­Product development lead times​

  • Excellent communication

  • Problem solving

  • Maintaining deadlines​​​​

  • Mac OS X - Windows with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)​

  • ­Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat CS6, ­Rhinoceros 3D and ArtCAM 3D​

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