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SHEENA BULSARA

Senior jewellery designer and product developer

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Glass Design
  • Bespoke Furniture
  • Consulting

Work history

Currently

JEWELLERY SPECIALIST

ANNINA VOGEL LTD

Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • o Designing fine jewellery using antique diamonds, gemstones and charms from Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian Era. o Making bespoke signature charm necklaces upon request for clients using Victorian guard chains and antique charms, all 9ct gold. o Upon request making samples for celebreties , Royal princesses from Middle East and VIP clients. Preparing samples for press loans to fashion magazines o Preparing samples for sending to London workshop for repair and adjustments. o Extensive knowledge on different types of cuts of diamond stones, and reading hallmarks.

Currently

Designer/owner

SBBRAND.LONDON

Feb 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • o Create SBBrand.London for comission based MTM One -off bespoke jewellery for celebrities, catwalks, fashion photoshoots, pop up stores. o Made to Measure service only for private fashion VIP comissions and events. o SBBrand uses sustaimnable metals, vintage components sourced from around the world. o Press; Grazia, Dancing on Ice, Golden Garden necklace worn by Ruthie Henshall, Taiwain design magazine, Gill Wing gallery window display for 3 years, Croyden Advertiser, Candid Arts Gallery, Coutts London, Vogue Magazine, Soboye Boutique. o Silver jewellery and real gold jewellery samples using lost wax casting techniques.

2016

SENIOR ACCESSORIES / JEWELLERY DESIGNER

LONG ISLAND LTD

Apr 2015 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • o Design and make jewellery collections for Next which were in the top 10 best sellers for Next in first few months of being in the company. o Design new jewellery for Next in relation to sales, budget and key trends. o Working in fast pace environment to meet deadlines. o Responsible for range planning, mapping out and updating key best selling profiles each season for Next. Communicating protype development achieving on time delivery, precision quality standards, budget objectives approx 60 skus per season. o Managing pricong and seasnal collections. o Keeping to target price and timelines to client shipment request dates. o Presentation of Innovative concepts core trends, key profile looks. o Strong commercial awareness in design adaptable to be able to adhere and design for multiple price points from low price point commercial items with tight price margins to Luxury exclusive bespoke items selling at high price points. o Discussions with team to get UK Mould makers to make new moulds and cast stone settings. o Regular meetings with Next buyers and design teams to present seasonal collections and discuss core and main collections to develop maintaining tight price margins. PRODUCTION o Discuss product costing, track all shipments, monitor and track critical path sheet deadlines. Prioritise tasks in order of importance to ensure we meet delivery. o Detailed specification drawings via Adobe Illustrator and Rhino Gold 3D package for product development and production samples. o SS16 collection I designed and devloped for Next featured in Elle magazine March issue 2016. o Organise, prepare, log and label receipt of samples with brand packaging to send to buyers and press. Extensive market research for all collections. o Manage feasibility, budget and quality objectives for production samples made in China. o Overseeing all testing of metals too meet UK regulations, budgets, chasing factories for shipment of samples for production. o Exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail.

2015

SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER/ACCOUNT MANAGER

NADIA MINKOFF LTD

Apr 2014 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • DESIGNER FOR LONDON AND PARIS o Design and make jewellery collections for Next which were in the top 10 best sellers for Next in first few months of being in the company. o Design new jewellery for Next in relation to sales, budget and key trends. o Working in fast pace environment to meet deadlines. o Responsible for range planning, mapping out and updating key best selling profiles each season for Next. Communicating protype development achieving on time delivery, precision quality standards, budget objectives approx 60 skus per season. o Managing pricong and seasnal collections. o Keeping to target price and timelines to client shipment request dates. o Presentation of Innovative concepts core trends, key profile looks. o Strong commercial awareness in design adaptable to be able to adhere and design for multiple price points from low price point commercial items with tight price margins to Luxury exclusive bespoke items selling at high price points. o Discussions with team to get UK Mould makers to make new moulds and cast stone settings. o Regular meetings with Next buyers and design teams to present seasonal collections and discuss core and main collections to develop maintaining tight price margins. PRODUCTION o Discuss product costing, track all shipments, monitor and track critical path sheet deadlines. Prioritise tasks in order of importance to ensure we meet delivery. o Detailed specification drawings via Adobe Illustrator and Rhino Gold 3D package for product development and production samples. o SS16 collection I designed and devloped for Next featured in Elle magazine March issue 2016. o Organise, prepare, log and label receipt of samples with brand packaging to send to buyers and press. Extensive market research for all collections. o Manage feasibility, budget and quality objectives for production samples made in China. o Overseeing all testing of metals too meet UK regulations, budgets, chasing factories for shipment of samples for production. o Exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail.

2012

KILN GLASS ARTIST

AMY CUSHING

Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • o Design Kiln glass pieces for interior installations, using Dichoric glass strips, hand cut by myself and kiln glass o Glass pieces for Wedgewood

2014

SENIOR ACCESSORIES AND JEWELLERY DESIGNER

PAULA DESIGNS LTD

Jun 2008 - Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • WORK IN LONDON AND PARIS Paula Designs Ltd a renowned UK Supplier who were established for nearly 50 years, known for their fabulous showrooms and exclusive Swarovski Crystal and Austrian cut Crystal jewellery and gemstones. Later they launched Martine Wester their own in house Luxury Brand jewellery all Swarovski Crystals worn by celebrities sold in numerous Luxury stores like Harrods, Crystalized,Cadenza, House of Frasier, Buckingham Palace shop and many more. " Martine Wester winner of Drapers Record Magazine for best luxury brand 2012" DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION PAULA DESIGNS LTD o Design, Develop and make various jewellery collections for both companies, Paula Designs Ltd and Martine Wester. o Paula Designs: conceptual sketch and swatch ideas, technical packs and specification CAD for final production for numerous High street retailers from Accessorize, Next, Naf Naf, Free People, Kurt Geiger, Bala Booste, Coast, and many more. o Travel and work in Paris to discuss development of jewellery collections selling in Naf Naf, Mim and Bala Booste Galarie Lafayette. o I was approached by Kurt Geiger to work with their design team to develop their first main jewellery collection in 2011, collaboratively we developed ranges in UK and China. Press VOGUE magazine 2011. o Over see all technical sheets for production, factory testing abd deiscussion and visit to all European and Far East factories. MARTINE WESTER LTD Managing a small design team. Design and make various luxury Swarovski, bespoke collections for House of Frasier, Buckingham Palace shop, Debenhams, Celebrities for Strictly Come dancing TV show. o MW collections I checked sampling, orders and production. Developed 160 skus per season. o Per Season design and develop 360 skus to sell in UK and Far East stores. o For brochure photoshoots I art directed all the photoshoots working with design teams, graphic designers, to create several seasonal catalogues to present to UK and international buyers and our Far East investers. o Hire models, hair stylists, makeup artists, prepared clothing rails with RTW designers to sit with our Martine Wester jewellery collections. Photography by celebrity photographer Dan Kennedy. o Work with celebrity stylists, my collections made for Martine Wester worn by Nicole Scherzinger, Tes Daly for Strictly come dancing, Angelina Jolie, and many more. o Provide timeline sheets for all product development and delegate work to all factories and suppliers in Far East and Europe. o Also visit factories to oversee all production samples and technical quality issues.

2003

Interior Design Assistant

Laura Ashley

Feb 1993 - Apr 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • o Visiting clients homes for bespoke design solutions, furniture, fabrics, curtain design. Assist making and designing furniture Advising colours and trends.

Education

Currently

BA(Hons) Art & Design (2:1)

Central Saint Martins (UAL)

Nov 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MULTI DISCIPLINES, SPATIAL DESIGN, PRODUCT DESIGN SPECIALISING IN GLASS AND METAL

2001

Nov 2007 - Jun 2001
  • London, United Kingdom
  • FOUNDATION COURSE AT CHELSEA BEFORE MY BA HONS DEGREE

Awards

2016

Best Floral Necklace design for . Next

Elle magazine

  • Flower necklace for Next march issue

2016

Statement Necklace

MAC Cosmetics

  • Statement Necklace designed for Jonas Oliver statement necklace press for Mac Cosmetic

2016

TOUCH OF GOLD

ANNE VECK

  • Touch of Gold photoshoot Theme of Gold Jewellery designed and made by myself. Commission

2015

  • Show with Top stylists and hairdressers Ena Hair Salon London Sept at CSM

2015

ALTERNATIVE HAIR SHOW JUNE:

Royal Albert Hall

  • Fashion Stylist and my jewellery collections worn by performers in the show collaboration with Award winning hairdresser Anne Veck raising money for Cancer Charity Sept. o http://www.anneveckhair.com/professional/anne-veck-artistic-team/

2013

MARY PORTAS:

House of Fraser

  • Capsule Collection for Olympics concession in House of Frasier exclusive for Mary Portas.

2012

VOGUE MAGAZINE APRIL

Vogue UK

  • SB Brand voted best necklace by Vogue editor designed and handmade by Sheena Bulsara Jewel Necklace

2011

First main jewellery collection.

Kurt Geiger Ltd

  • Launch for new jewellery collection

2011

Winner for best designer, Lobster and Winner for best designer

SBBRAND.LONDON

  • Winner for best jewellery for Blog Lobster

2008

COUTTS LONDON SHOW

Fashion

  • Winner jewellery design

2008

Winner Coutts London

Fashion

  • Coutts London Jewellery show