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ZOE ZI YI YIN

Education

Sep 2011Jun 2016

Bachelor of Design

OCAD University

Material Art and Design Program

Areas of Concentration: Jewellery/Metalsmithing

  • Studies mainly focus on cultural, historical, aesthetic and technical aspects of decorative arts
  • Look at body adornments in critical, non-traditional ways while still respecting the materials, methods, and skills associated with traditional fine jewellery and object-making
  • Visual and conceptual problem solving, creative design approaches, materials explorations and experiments, critical thinking and writing, research documentation, and project management

Scholarships

Lily Yung Memorial Scholarship          

August 2015

  •  Recognize overall academic achievement (Combined Studio and Liberal Arts and Sciences) on the basis of grades only 

Volunteer Experience

Royal Ontario Museum: Discovery Galleries, Toronto, ON 

Nov 2016 - Present      Volunteer Facilitator

Phoenix Academy of the Arts, Richmondhill, ON

May 2012 - August 2012     Teaching Assistant

Work Experience

Aug 2016Present 

Store Administrator

Maison Birks Eaton Centre

Work with store management, providing comprehensive administrative support for the store

July 2015July 2016

Sales Professional

Maison Birks Eaton Centre

Responsible for all sales activities, manage quality and consistency of product and service delivery

Jun 2013Apr 2015

Sales Associate

Raffi Jewellers Yorkdale

Work with customers to provide information regarding products and services, ensure a smooth sales process from generating leads to closing sales

May 2012July 2013

Money Transfer Specialist

one stop money service (Canadian Western union agency)

Responsible for performing operational support duties of the wire transfer department

Certifications

Oct2013

GIA Diamond Essentials Certificate

Gemological Institute of America 

Learn how diamonds are graded for colour, and how colour affects value. Discover the modern technology is changing the way diamonds are cut, and learn the relationship between size and weight

Exhibitions

Selected works for OCADU Faculty Exhibition "First Impressions" 

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012 

Selected Jewellery work for OCADU MAAD Exhibition "Jewellery Projects" 

Mar 2012 - Sept 2012