Kristina Collins-Watts

CAD Designer

Montgomeryville, PA, USA
Jewelry's ability to be a wearable art that embodies the artist's spirit and imagination, while capturing the essence of the time period is the reason I am a jewelry artist.

My style sense is deep rooted by the experiences of visiting numerous art galleries at a young age. The influence from various pieces of art gave me extensive inspiration. One significant experience was going to Italy and being in the physical presence of world renounced works. Another was viewing the King Tut exhibit and being in awe of the work produced that is timeless even today. Both gave me a desire to put forth a superlative effort when creating work that is uniquely mine.

The works I create challenge the limits of design and materials used. I choose to not be bound by the current trends and instead take them as a suggestion when designing. My pieces incorporate surrealism with authentic design, while staying true to my individual design sense.

Work Experience

CAD Designer

November 2015 - Present Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, United States

Savannah College Of Art & Design

Jewelry Studio Monitor

Assists with maintaining jewelry studio equipment.
Assists students with jewelry processes and answering questions.
Maintaining and managing an extensive tool checkout system.
Open and close the jewelry facility.
Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the jewelry facility.
Assisting with injuries.
July 2014 - June 2015 Georgia, United States

Kristen Baird Designs LLC

Studio Assistant

Assist with hand fabrication and finishing processes
Assist with verification of inventory levels in galleries
Assist with maintaining online inventory and online shops visual presentation
Developing knowledge of small business practices
January 2014 - September 2014 Georgia, United States

Denver Parks And Recreation

Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor

Advocating water safety
Assisting with swim lesson registration
Caring for injuries
Teaching swimming to inner city children
Supervising events at the swimming pool
Closing and opening of cash register
June 2008 - Present Denver, Colorado, United States

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

BFA in Jewelry and Objects

September 2011 - June 2015 Georgia, United States

Skills

Adobe Suite, CAD/RP, Casting, Concept Development, Digital Illustration, Drawing, Electrochemical Processes, Finishing Processes, Forming & Forging, Hand Fabrication, Jewelry Design, Laser Welding, Metal Granulation, Rendering, Rhino 5, Sketching, Stone Setting,