EDUCATION

 

Grand Valley State University Department of Art and Design | Allendale, MI 2014 - 2017

Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in jewelry and metalsmithing | Cumulative GPA: 3.8

Lorenzo de Medici Institute, The Italian International Institute | Florence, Italy Jan. 2017 - May 2017

Gemology, Stone Setting, Jewelry Design, Italian Language for transfer

Grand Rapids Community College | Grand Rapids, MI 2011 - 2014

MACRO Agreement for transfer

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Soldering, fabricating, cold connection, stone setting, jewelry repair, chase and reprousse, raising and forging, casting; centrifugal and vacuum, mold making, wax working, polishing, resin work, mokume gane, gemology, 3D modeling, Rhino Software, welding, photography, Photoshop, Lightroom

WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio JSD Gallery Coordinator | Grand Haven, MI 2017 - present  

Julie Sanford Designs Bench Jeweler & Art Show Assistant | Grand Haven, MI 2016 - present  

Lisa Lehmann Designs Bench Jeweler | Grand Haven, MI 2016 - present

Gary B. Wilson Lapidary Design Sales & Customer Service | Milwaukee, WI & Tucson, AZ 2016 - present

Studio JSD Intern |  Grand Haven, MI 2016 - 2017

Jensen Jewelers Polisher | Hudsonville, MI 2015 - 2016

Samantha McIntosh Jewelry Production Assistant | Grand Rapids, MI 2015 -2016

Emily Moelker Photography Second Shooter | 2010 – 2014

 

CONSIGNMENT

 

Studio JSD 219 N 7th St #4, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Lions & Rabbits 1264  Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Dime & Regal 656 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

LaFontsee Galleries 833 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR

 

Alaina Clarke, Doing Business Class, Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI | 2018

Robert L Jansen, CPA So Your Art Just Became a Business… Now What? Studio JSD | 2017

Designed and created the commemorative pins for the first Conference of U.S. Women Governors, Grand Rapids, MI | 2017

Bead and Button Show, Volunteer assistant teacher for Studio JSD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2017

Studied Jewelry Design, Gemology, & Stone Setting abroad at Lorenzo de Medici Institute, The Italian International Institute, Florence Italy | 2017

Anne Havel Liquid Enamel Workshop, Grand Valley State University | 2016

Bead and Button Show, Volunteer assistant teacher for Studio JSD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2016

SNAG Next, Volunteer Model for the Exhibition in Motion at the Renaissance Grand Ballroom, Asheville, North Carolina | 2016

SNAG Next, Volunteer Site Coordinator at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Asheville, North Carolina | 2016

SNAG Next, Society of North American Goldsmiths Member and Conference Attendee, Asheville, North Carolina | 2016

Co-Chaired the Lake Michigan Artist’s Destash Bash, Studio JSD, Grand Haven, MI | 2016

ArtPrize 2015 Entry: Framing the Experience, Grand Valley State University by the Eberhard Center | 2015

Impact:  Looking Back, Forging Forward, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Member and Conference Attendee, Boston, MA | 2015

Gwynne Rukenbrod-Smith Workshop Best Practices for an Artist, Grand Valley State University | 2015

Grand Rapids Community College Armen Award, Excellence in Service Learning | First Place Team: Biology for Educators | 2014

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

The 11th Edition of Art is in the Square, Selected by experts and professionals, Lorenzo de Medici Institute | 2017

4th Annual Student Juried Art Show: Padnos Art Gallery, Grand Valley State University | 2016

Art for Andy, Silent Art Auction for the Patient Assistance Fund at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services | 2015

Mass and Velocity: The SNAG Student Digital Presentation, Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward, Boston, MA | 2015

Student Scholarship Day Exhibition: Mary Idema Pew Library Gallery | 2015

3rd Annual Student Juried Art Show: Padnos Art Gallery | 2015

Cut, Ground, Formed, and Fabricated: Mary Idema Pew Library Gallery | 2014