Objective: I am searching for a position with a stable and established company in the field of jewelry design where I can
enjoy a healthy working environment and a sense of teamwork. I appreciate a varied and engaging workload that makes use
of my diverse talents. While I thrive within a group dynamic, I am also an excellent independent worker.
Hardware and Software Skills Trade and Media Specific Skills
Mac OS X, OS 9, Windows Nonferrous fabrication
Form Z (CAD) Casting, wax-working, mold making
ArtCam Jewelsmith (jewelry specific CAD) Hammer forming, raising
Solidworks (anticipated certification 5/19/09) Chasing/repousse
MS Word Etching
Powerpoint Stone setting
MS Publisher (and MS style 2D drafting software) CAD jewelry rendering
Digital camera and photo lightbox Hand rendering (graphite, guache)
Basic CNC operation PMC (precious metal clay)
Fax, printer, copier, scanner (2D and 3D touch) Nonferrous forging
Cold-shop beading techniques/crimping/wire-working
Semi-precious stone identification
Digital Photographer/Editor/Model, Amore Designs (independently contracted, telecommute) 2009.
! Photographed, modeled and digitally edited jewelry photographs for sales/advertising use for client Amore Designs
Manager, BeadLuxe LLC, Bedminster NJ, 2006-2009.
! Directed store operations of high-end beaded jewelry studio and retail boutique
! Designed and assembled original jewelry and accessory products for retail sale using in-house stock of raw materials
(designs generating nearly 20% of sales year-to-date)
! Retail product development
! Wrote copy for web site, advertising, press releases and in-store use. Created advertising visuals
! Conducted jewelry repairs and custom design sessions
! Managed and trained staff (6+ individuals) in sales, customer service, jewelry-making technical skills and design
! Created and executed visual merchandising strategies within an established business aesthetic
! Designed and implemented educational programs for customers of all age groups
! Developed contracts and business policies
! Participated in wholesale purchasing
! Developed mutually beneficial relationships with local businesses, organizations and social groups
! Bank deposits/POS (Quickbooks Pro) operation and management
Register Complex Supervisor, Century 21 Department Stores, Morristown NJ, 2006.
! Managed the operations and staff (8+ individuals) of the POS center of a major department store
! Opened and closed registers
! Handled all customer service matters as well as all returns
! Worked in conjunction with department and store management
! Conducted audits
Custom CAD Jewelry Designer, Kevin’s Fine Jewelry, Totowa NJ, 2006.
! Self-trained in Artcam Jewelsmith (CAD) and CNC operation
! Designed and produced custom jewelry for a fine jewelry store within customer specifications
! Responsible for ordering and processing inventory for 2 store locations
! Photographed, digitally corrected and attached photographs to inventory database
! Worked on sales floor/POS (the Edge)
! Managed database of both inventory and customers
! Evaluated customers’ jewelry repairs and wrote repair orders
! Personally transported inter-store business
! Directed incoming phone business
Customer Service Manager, Macy’s East, Wayne NJ, 2005.
! Managed the Juniors Department of a major department store
! Opened and closed registers
! Managed staff (5+ individuals)
! Coordinated all department tasks including recovery, returns, customer service and register overrides
Assistant to Introduction to Jewelry Instructor Vleta Vanzca, Continuing Education, The University of the Arts,
Spring semester, 2005, and Assistant to Introduction to Jewelry Instructor Sara Olsen, Continuing Education, The
University of the Arts, Spring semester, 2005, and Fall semester, 2004.
! Monitored an expansive metals studio and its in-house raw materials and tools supply store
! Assured shop safety through shop maintenance and student instruction
! Instructed students individually in proper and effective metalworking techniques in conjunction with class professor
! Operated register at Metals Department tool and materials store
Sales Associate, Artesania Inc., (formerly) Wayne NJ, 1998-2002.
! Received and organized stock
! Handled sales and phone business
! Company buyer for industry wholesale shows
! Rough mineral specimen wholesale buyer
Senior Staff Member, Let’s Create Inc. Art Studio for Children, 1998 - 2007.
! Managed Junior staff members (7+ individuals)
! Supervised, hosted and scheduled events
! Created customer databases
! Assembled mailers, contacted customers and replied to telephone and e-mail inquiries regarding special events and
general studio information
Teacher, Let’s Create Inc. Art Studio for Children, 2005-current.
! Designed and taught classes for children ages 3-11 around a pre-established theme.
Installation and Site Specific Works:
2005 Directions, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia PA
2005 Artifacts, sponsored by Miguel Corzo, President, The University of the Arts
2004 It’s A Good Thing, crafts banquet, exhibition and sale, Solmesen Court, The University of the Arts
2003 Ornament and Armament, The Wayne Arts Center, Wayne PA
2003 Illumination and Shadow, crafts banquet, exhibition and sale, Solmesen Court, The University of the Arts
Deans List Honors, Spring semester (3.940 Term G.P.A.) The University of the Arts, 2005
William E. Ridgeway Memorial Award in Jewelry/Metalsmithing Design, The University of the Arts, 2005
Deans List Honors, Fall semester (3.636 Term G.P.A.), The University of the Arts, 2003
Promising Artist Scholarship Award, The University of the Arts, 2002
Promising Artist Scholarship Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2000
Portfolio: http://flickr.com/photos/amandazeiher/ Professional references: provided upon request