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Thomas Ayers

Jewellery and Accessories Designer
About

Passionate about Design and Fashion since a very young age. Enjoys working in a team as much as on individual projects. An individual who has a passion for languages and therefore enjoys working in busy international environments

Previous Brands
'Thomas Ayers Jewellery'
Stroili Oro S.p.A.
'Swarowski Design Center Headquarters'
'Miroglio Fashion Group', Fast Fashion Division
'Toto Designs Studio'
'Shere Accessories Ltd'
'Mexx Europe International Design Center'
Tateossian Jewellery
Work Experience
Free-lance Hair Accessories & Jewellery Design Consultant
Mar ‘17 - Now
'Thomas Ayers Jewellery'

. Design and Product developmemt of Hair Accessories Collections (Evita Peroni - China) . Design and Product developmemt of Jewellery Collections . Trend Analysis. . Innovative materials research.

Creative Director/Head of design
Oct ‘15 - Jan ‘17
Stroili Oro S.p.A.

. Delineate brand DNA appropriate for both existing and new business silos. . Responsible for elevating design and image of the brand. . Provide leadership to the Design team. . Trends Research . Provide new direction closer to current Fashion trends . Create Inspiration boards . Direct Product team communal goals.

Senior Jewellery Designer
Oct ‘13 - Sep ‘15
'Swarowski Design Center Headquarters'

Projects: Swarovski Private Label, Cadenzza In-House Brand, Swarovski Elements, Swarovski Gift Solutions. . Design and follow the execution of Jewellery and Accessories set to follow briefing from Marketing and Account Management. . Research on current Jewellery trends and Markets. . Create Technical Drawings according to Customer s needs. . Create and Manage Critical Path from Initial Briefing to Delivery. . Develop/maintain relationships with External and Internal Customers. . Liaise with Sourcing for final execution of Production.

Accessories and Jewellery Senior Designer
Oct ‘12 - Oct ‘13
'Miroglio Fashion Group', Fast Fashion Division

. Design and Product Development of Accessories range for Motivi and Oltre Collections. (Shoes, Bags, Belts, Scarves and Jewellery ). . Research on current Accessories and Colours trends. . Design and Technical Specification of Range & Capsule Accessories. . Follow up Suppliers Developments. . Contact European and Far East Suppliers including visits Overseas. . Design of Corporate Hang-tags, Packaging and POS Graphics.

Free-lance Accessories and Jewellery Designer
Mar ‘11 - Sep ‘12
'Toto Designs Studio'

. Seasonal Jewellery and Accessories Trend Forecasting. . Design and Develop Accessories & Costume Jewellery Collections for High Street and High End Fashion Retailers and Suppliers. . Presentation of Accessories Collections and Seasonal Capsules from brain-storming to Product Development. . Support Customer's Sourcing Departments Product Development of Accessories and Jewellery Collections.

Senior Jewellery Designer
'Shere Accessories Ltd'

. Design and Develop Accessories Ranges: Warehouse Premium Designers at Debenhams (Julian Macdonald, Jasper Conrad, Ben de Lisi). . Trends research, Materials &Colours (Stylesight, WGSN, Trade Fairs). . Liaise with buyers of London Hight Street Fashion Houses. . Source materials and new Vendors. . Create technical Specs and color specification for all Designs.

Senior Jewellery Designer
'Mexx Europe International Design Center'

. Design and Develop Jewellery Retail and Wholesale Ranges. . Contribute to the Design Brain-storming for each Seasonal Collection. . Research Trends, Concepts, New Materials. . Attend to Jewellery Fashion Fairs in key European locations. . Visit factories and Suppliers Overseas and in Europe. . Sketch and Design Jewellery collections for two delivery schedule. . Create Technical Specs for Suppliers according to target price. . Liaise costs and quantities with Suppliers according to Brief. . Monitor Product Quality and Merchandising Styles on Shop Floor.

Senior Jewellery Designer
Tateossian Jewellery

. Design and Develop Jewellery ad Leather Accessories for: Tateossian Ladies, Tateossian Mens Collections, Thompson London. Private collections: Ermenegildo Zegna, Kent &Curwen, Waterford). . Sketch and Design Jewellery /Accessories by hand and by CAD . Create all technical specs to send out to suppliers according to cost. . Visit fashion fairs to source new Materials and new Vendors. . Test products for durability and drop test. . Visual Merchandising of Tateossian stores in London.

Languages
English
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Freelance Assignments
Livorno, Province of Livorno, Italy