Leiagh

Custom jewellery design

 
 
As a maker, designer and metalsmith it is my desire to create objects that lure an unsuspecting audience. My approach is pre-meditative, sometimes spontaneous but always compulsive.
 
 

 

I’m interested in making pieces that create a symbiotic relationship between people, objects and moments. I take part of my own life experience as inspiration in my work. I’m interested in producing work that provoke questions about socially constructed ideals and values. The role jewellery plays on how people present themselves and move through the world. I’m fascinated by this perception of self through this power of transformation. I love the idea of questioning what we wear, why, where and how that relates to beauty, comfort and tradition.

 

Education

 

2009-2013 // BFA specialization in computation arts at Concordia University graduated with distinction

2011-2012 // RMIT University international exchange in Melbourne, Australia

2006-2008 // DEP intensive metalsmith course at EMSOM

2002-2005 // DEC technician in industrial design at Cégep du Vieux-Montreal

 

Work Experience

2016 to present // CrownRing @5565 Ch. Cote-de-Liesse, Ville St-Laurent, Montreal –

Lead CAD designer for the bridal and engagement ring department. I use Rhinoceros to design 3d CAD files that are printed in wax and casted into precious metals. I offer quotes to customers and renderings for design approvals. Manage incoming jobs through production scheduling.


2015-2014 // Wooky Entertainment Inc. @ 75 rue Queen Montreal -

Product Manager responsible for product development of trending cosmetics and matching accessory play patterns for pre adolescent girls. Communications with Chinese suppliers for sample approval and production coordination for the Style Me Up! brand and products.

 

2013 // Robocut Studio @ 5445 de Gaspé Montreal -

Concept renderings for idea pitch, 3d modeling with Rhinoceros and RhinoCam for cnc router cutting. Corel draw and illustrator for 2d laser cutting drawings. Model making, cardboard assembly, simple circuitry and jewellery making.

 

2013-2007 // 123 proto @ 255 Cathcart Montreal - 3d modeling with Rhinoceros for printing wax jewellery .stl rapid prototyping files. Fixing corrupted files, renderings with hypershot as well as building design catalogue database.

 

2006-2005 // Présentoirs Point 1 displays inc. @ 8476 place Devonshire, Montreal - junior designer of product display plans and renderings. Cardboard, plastic as well as metal displays. In charge of pre-production testing and prototypes, graphic tracings with pen plotter cnc and assembly instruction sheets.