Designer - Advanced Design

Tiffany & Co.
New York, New York, United States
10 Sep 2022
06 Nov 2022
Full Time
Design/Project Management
  • Partner with the jewelry design and innovation workshop and product development to execute design intent samples and anticipate and resolve critical issues throughout the development cycle
  • Adapt to changing priorities as directed by design team and meet product development deadlines
  • Partner with designers to oversee jewelry product category projects throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Ensure consistency of design and house codes across jewelry collections and concepts.
  • Model, refine and produce designs for handoff to Engineering, CAD team and workshops.
  • Design and actualize concepts in partnership with Design team.
  • Create 3D CAD files, photo realistic 2D presentation artwork, 2D technical artwork, design iterations and size and color variations

  • Communicate any anticipated critical issues during design concept phase that may impact the design, design aesthetic, manufacturability and/or quality of the end product.
  • Attend and actively participate in department staff meetings.

  • Archive design materials in compliance with procedure.
  • Remain up to date and proficient on CAD technology and development techniques.

Required Qualifications
  • 5+ years of professional experience with Design for Manufacturing in the jewelry industry.
  • Thorough understanding of jewelry manufacturing techniques and materials.
  • Strong design skills and ability to focus on and refine details, while keeping in mind brand aesthetic codes.
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping process.
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility and ability to accurately interpret and build on design concepts.
  • Expert skill-set, high effectiveness and efficiency in two or more of the following: Rhino, Modo, SolidWorks, T-Splines, Z-Brush, Adobe CS, KeyShot and V-Ray.
  • Proficient in Adobe CS including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Experience in the creation of 2D and 3D technical artwork and specifications.
  • Strong design analytical skills.
  • Solution and multi-tasking oriented.
  • Organized, flexible and adaptive to change.
  • Excellent team player with a professional manner and ability to work well in collaboration with others.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of tabletop, gift and hollowware design and manufacturing.
  • Formal goldsmith and/or metalsmith training.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a bench jeweler.
  • Extensive experience working with/knowledge of diverse materials (e.g. woods, ceramics, rubber, etc.) and gemstones/diamonds.
  • Knowledge of various materials including but not limited to precious metals in various states (cast, machined, stamped, etc.), gemstone materials (strength, hardness, toughness, etc.) and advanced materials (ceramics, coatings - PVD, DLC).

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