Annoushka Careers

Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Jewellery Designer to join our team. We want you to love working here, and to look forward to coming to work.

The Role

Working in a small team, you will be integral to the researching and generating of creative concepts and ideas to achieve our design and business goals. You must be able to generate a wealth of ideas to transition into designs, and be able to translate designs into accurate detailed technical drawings, as individual pieces or collections, ready to brief to a workshop for manufacture.   

The Ideal Candidate:
Is a creative and inspiring individual who is a strong team player, able to work autonomously and independently in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

  • Who works proactively towards business goals
  • Supports the development of others  
  • Takes ownership of their own learning and development

The candidate must be able to:
Design with ability to progress from concept research through sketches and drawings to technical drawings ready for briefing to a workshop.

  • Work well in a team  
  • Be autonomous and productive when working independently
  • Focus and prioritise, especially under time pressure  
  • Communicate clearly when articulating visually, verbally or in writing
  • Present design concepts and directions by sharing and communicating ideas clearly and confidently, to individuals or a larger audience

The candidate will be required to generate:
New ideas and independent design concepts with extensive supporting research, working autonomously or in collaboration with others, to fuel and feed the creative output of the department within tight timescales.

  • Accurate design drawings with technical specifications  
  • Clear and concise briefs to support designs ready for manufacture
  • Articulate ideas clearly through various means and by utilising the relevant tools:  
    • Verbal presentation  
    • Mood boards  
    • Sketches, drawing, formal technical drawing
    • Hand rendered jewellery paint up 
    • Model making
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • CAD

Role requirements:
Essential  

  • Degree in jewellery design  
  • Background in fine jewellery  
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a designer of fine jewellery  
  • In depth technical and manufacturing knowledge  
  • Strong design portfolio demonstrating extensive use of colour, form and texture
  • Exceptional eye for detail

Preferred  

  • Experience of bespoke design, services, process and customer consultation  
  • Wider jewellery industry knowledge and experience
  • A wide range of interests to draw inspiration from in design, fashion, architecture, art, etc. 
     

Personal Attributes We Value
Genuine, Warm, Interested, Appreciation of Style, Humour, Thoughtful, Trustworthy, Responsible, Knowledgeable, Flexible and Enterprising, Inclusive.

 

TO APPLY
If you are interested and think this would be a great role for you, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us with a covering letter, C.V. and digital portfolio. In your letter please give us your opinion of our collection with detail about what you like and dislike, and why.

Please send your application to rania.gowili@annoushka.com with the reference JD0319 in the subject box.

We expect a high number of applicants, so we will contact you to let you know if your application has been selected for consideration.

SELECTION PROCESS

Review of CV: Liz, Design Director / Tim, Managing Director
15 - 30 minutes introduction via Skype or Zoom video call.
Present yourself, your design experience and values. To better understand you, we invite you to critique of a piece of jewellery identified from the Annoushka collection for the purpose. We will offer an opportunity for you to ask questions about us and the role.

First interview: Liz, Design Director / Tim, Managing Director
Presentation of your portfolio and design exercise at Annoushka design studio.
To inspire us, present an idea to demonstrate how you would extend a design or concept from our collection. Take us on a design journey though a mood board and presentation which clearly articulates your ideas and justifies the commercial potential of your proposal.

Final Selection: Annoushka, Creative Director / Liz, Design Director
Presentation of your developed concept initiated at your first interview, extension exercise and design review at Annoushka design studio.
To assess your response to feedback and better understand you, we will give you 3 hours in our studio after you present your extension ideas, to develop your ideas for a further presentation and review with Annoushka to conclude your interview.

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