I have a life long passion for art and design. My Creative work and leadership roles have encompassed an extensive range of product categories: Custom and Luxury Retail to production, from the routine to the highly demanding; concurrently managing short turn arounds alongside projects of varied priority and duration. As a team leader I encourage talent, respect resources and have a keen appreciation for end results. Leading Design projects in a high-value environment has honed my ability to accurately assess client requirements and deliver excellence in Design. My years with Tiffany & Co. offered me experience, not only in Retail and Manufacturing, it also presented opportunities to support an array of Clients ranging from distinguished Corporate brands, high-profile entities, and a discreet and demanding private clientele. A background in the art studio and skills in the digital world have allowed me to integrate some of the best of traditional practice with new technologies. 
I love working with a creative team; learning from and encouraging talent to achieve great work.

 

Experience



Art and Creative Director / Artist, Designer and Photographer
Jon Cassill Creative
25 years of experience integrating traditional and digital media in creative projects.

 


Senior Designer – Manager / PDPM Design
Tiffany & Co., New York City
2006 – 2009

Senior Designer leading design areas of retail product development projects and custom requests for many of Tiffany’s distinguished list of clients. I provided support to the Director and collaborated with the Design management team on strategic opportunities and the exploration phase of concept development. Design management including the areas of Stationery, Tabletop & Gift and Custom and Business Sales. The roles entailed day to day management, development and administration of the team; cross-functional department, vendor and client meetings; providing art direction as required on a per project basis and responsibility for reviewing staff designs with the Director.

 


Senior Designer – Manager / Custom Design
Tiffany & Co., New York City
2004 – 2006

As a cross-functional design team leader and designer; my team and I delivered the highest caliber artwork; meeting and exceeding the needs of our internal and external customers.
We were aligned with Custom Design and Category Management; working closely with external vendors and the Jewelry and Hollowware shops to assure the achievability of our unique designs for clients.
Our project mix included the creation of extraordinary custom and statement jewelry, custom retail and statement sterling silver hollowware.

In support of high-profile events for Tiffany’s Worldwide VP of Client Development I managed the creation of presentation art and looks binders while my team created designs focused on an exceptional collection of colored stones.
With the Custom Design team, Legal, Marketing and QA we defined Design Hallmarking for CD, Retail, Designer, Promotional and Marketing images.
My responsibilities included analyzing requests, assigning and monitoring projects; providing artistic direction and aesthetic leadership while coaching and developing staff.
With our IT and Design partners, we recommended and planned technology and project focused training; successfully integrating new software and hardware to enhance the collaborative workflow.

 


Designer Level 2 / Custom Design
Tiffany & Co., New York City
2003 – 2004

New product design and research with the Design Director, Product Development and Custom Design conceptualizing and creating designs for Custom Retail and Business Sales; continued support of Retail Product Development crystal and statement hollowware. Partnered with Business Sales, IT, the Media Center and fellow Designers to produce an After Effects multimedia presentation celebrating Tiffany’s iconic trophies and new Super Bowl Ring designs. Leveraged Custom Design’s cross-functional value; supporting the Director with research and design assets for Interactive Media’s Tiffany Diamond project.

 


Designer
Tiffany & Co., New York City
1990 – 2003

I began freelancing for Tiffany & Co. in 1987 and joined the Company as a staff designer in 1990. As a Designer relatively new to Luxury products I was privileged to work with John Loring, several accomplished art directors, and the product development and merchandising groups in creating designs and producing artwork for products running through virtually the entire spectrum of Tiffany merchandise; ranging from china and crystal to silver, leather goods, fragrance and accessories; from black and white intricate rendering and technical documents to full color art, 3D visualization and model making. Many of the designs I was responsible for achieved millions in sales revenues.

Additional responsibilities included the evaluation, planning and implementation of new software and technology to benefit the Design department including administrative systems and training; and served in a department liaison role in Y2K awareness and transition. In 1998 I partnered with the Corporate Design Director and IT on an Intranet project; researching and creating a working internal website prototype focused on facilitating the interchange of client art for Custom Design projects.

 



Freelance Artist / Designer
Jon Cassill Fine Art and Design
New York City, 1986 – 1992


Design, mural, trompe l’oeil, painting, drawing and graphic design projects for private and corporate clients.

1990 Painted backdrop and installation; New York Botanical Gardens
1988-1990 Freelance product design; Tiffany & Co.
1988-1991 Display art; Tiffany & Co. Table Settings
1988-1989 Display art; Hermés, Comité Colbert windows
1988 Festive architectural panels; Met, Costume Institute Gala
1988 Decorative painting; American Museum of the Moving Image
1988 New York Flower Show; 40′ painted Giverny backdrop
1987 Drawing; Tiffany & Co.’s 150th Anniversary Table Settings
 


Calligrapher / Freelance Calligraphy
Paris, France, 1977 – 1978

Calligraphy for the Secretariat of the IFA and IAA; traveled to Prague to attend the 1977 International Congress of Astronautics, providing office assistance at the Congress and Calligraphy for the Secretariat.

 

Education (….see more )

American University of Paris
BA Art History
1979

 

Skills (….see more )

Design, Adobe CS, CAD, Rhino, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Visualiszation, Modo, Sketching and Hand Rendering, Photography, Presentation software, Copy (for client design statements and inserts) and MS Office.

 

Referrals

References furnished upon request.

At Tiffany & Co. I served as Chairman of the Technical Services Safety Committee in 1998 and from 1997 – 2009 held various floor positions in Health & Safety, as Fire Warden and as a member of Tiffany’s Incident Management Team. In 2001 I received Tiffany & Co.’s ‘Health & Safety Recognition Award’

joncassill@gmail.com
201-622-8292


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