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Designer - Advanced Design

Employer
Tiffany & Co.
Location
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Function
Marketing
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Position Overview

The Designer-Advanced Design will be responsible for ensuring the design integrity, consistency and aesthetic vision is maintained and executed throughout the development lifecycle of a project. This individual will cover projects in High, High/Fine and Custom jewelry product categories.

Key Accountabilities

Design/Project Management
  • 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.
  • Ensure consistency of design and house codes across jewelry collections and concepts.
  • Partner with external vendors, 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.

Communication
  • 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.

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

Required Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate will have a BFA Degree.
  • 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).

The hiring range for this position ranges from $74,035 - $100,165. The rate of pay offered will be dependent upon candidates' relevant skills and experience.

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