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“Creativity is indirectly associated with happiness”

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Millie is an award-winning jewellery designer who has recently gained a first class honours in her BA (Hons) degree in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins. The last year of Millie’s studies were spent exploring the idea that we are all creative, whether we believe so or not. The pieces in her Jocale collection combine together in a multitude of ways, giving the customer space to create their own piece to wear.

The desire to create jewellery that encourages creativity began from Millie’s research into how creativity can have a positive impact on our wellbeing. Millie has found that creativity is really important for her own wellbeing and wants to explore how she can encourage creativity through jewellery further throughout her career.

In 2019, Millie designed The Bamiyan collection of jewellery for ISHKAR which is available to purchase here. This was the beginning of Millie’s experience working with a social enterprise to create jewellery that has a positive impact on the world. This is something Millie wishes to continue throughout her career and explore how to further improve the ethics of consumerism. 

Awards and Exhibitions



Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Silver Award
Winner of Fashion Jewellery Section

Solange Azagury-Partidge Award
Winner, Central Saint Martins

Cartier x CSM Live project
Shortlisted 10

Material Connections
within ISHKAR, London Design Festival (LDF)

Shelf Aware Exhibition
Munich Jewellery Week

Response to Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
The Victoria & Albert Museum, LDF


Work Experience



Mima Jewellery - Founder
Run small online business making and selling beaded jewellery, sold to over 1000 customers

ISHKAR - Jewellery Designer/Intern
Designed The Bamiyan jewellery collection, co-ordinated production, organised events Aug 2019

Valery Demure Ltd - Intern
Press intern, organised press samples for shoots, prepared for Paris Fashion Week, created newsletters & invitations, organised goodie bags, edited imagery, updated website

Sian Evans Jewellery - Intern
Photography, benchwork - soldering, filing, texturing, pendant drill, wire wrapping

Leonie Marks Jewellery - Studio Assistant
Benchwork, working with silver - soldering, piercing, pendant drill

Boodles, Liverpool - Design Assistant Apr 2018
Design work using photoshop

VIN + OMI - Show preparation team
Part of a team to prepare the catwalk for the Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection

NET-A-PORTER - Assistant to Senior Sample Coordinator Apr, Jul 2014
Organised samples and stock room, assisted on styling shoot

Oundle Charity Ventures - raised over £1000 for StreetChild
Part of a non-profit micro-business, designing and selling sweatshirts to pupils at school


Education



Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, BA (Hons) Jewellery Design Graduand (1st Class Honours),
Dissertation - Education in England: Arts and Wellbeing (A-)

Gem-A, Gemmology Foundation (89%- Distinction)  

Diploma in Professional Studies, Central Saint Martins (Pass)

Oxford Brookes University, BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Merit)

Further Experience



Charity Apprentice (renamed Charity Fast-Track)
One year online course learning about the Third Sector, run by child.org

Organised two Makers’ Markets at Holl Studios to raise money for child.org and support independent makers


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Jewellery design
Jewellery benchwork
Basic woodwork
Jewellery paint ups (Intermediate, gouache)
Photoshop (Intermediate)
Arts Education and Wellbeing
Social enterprise
Charities - child.org, Crisis at Christmas
Galleries / Museums e.g. The Design Museum, CAA, V&A
Life drawing
Dance / Yoga
Reading


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