Jewelry Assistant Resume

 Raelynn Esterlina

Freelance Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA January 2011 – Present (1 year)

-Photo editing -Illustration -Postcards -Logos -Business Cards -Web Design -CD Packaging -Oversized Banner Design

Jeweler’s Assistant

Los Angeles, CA January 2011 – Present (1 year)

-Jewlery Design and fabrication -Excel Accounting and inventory -Photo shoots and PS edits -Flyer/Card/Logo Design in Illustrator -Web Design and editing -Show organizer -Wonder Woman

Freelance Jeweler

Los Angeles, CA June 2007 – Present ( 4 years 6 months)

-Custom wedding jewelry and bands -Cabachon rings -Custom bracelets -Line of jewelry sold to benifit Invisible Children

Contract Instructor

Irvine Fine Arts Center Government Agency; Arts and Crafts industry January 2010 – June 2010 ( 5 months)

-Extensive metalsmithing knowledge -Proposals of new classes -Creation of curriculum and lesson plans -Instructor and demonstrator to children and adults in the class

Artist’s Assistant

Eric Silva Designs. November 2008 – June 2009 ( 8 months)

My duties include: -Preparation of work for shows -Assemblage and cleaning of pieces -Keeping the studio organized for best efficiency Raelynn has 1 recommendation (1 client) including: AJ Harbison

Art restorator and Project Manager

Nathan Zakheim Associates June 2004 – Present (6 years 5 months) [not consistently]

My duties are: -Cleaning, treating and retouching paintings -Freeway on-site painting -Over sight/Management of jobs -Office Administrative work -Recruiting capable artists and volunteers -Personal assistant to the original Artists:

Kent Twitchell, Alonzo Davis and iLia Anossov


“Raelynn is an excellent metalsmith and crafter of jewelry. My bride and I commissioned her to make our wedding rings earlier this year, and we were very happy with the results. She found the right type and style of metal for what we wanted, and suggested the best time to buy the materials at the cheapest price. She worked hard to make sure the rings were exactly what we wanted and to size them exactly, and the finished product was perfect. She also did an amazing job with the bride’s hairstyling and made her stunningly creative headpieces in copper. I would recommend her for any jewelry or metalwork project without reservation.”

-AJ Harbison



Kent Twitchell

Muralist 310.709.2037

Naomi Tratar

Jeweler 310.490.5033

Wendy Sheilds

IFCA Director 949.724.6880

“Raelynn Esterlina is an artist who can interpret and follow through on a project. She is a hard worker who goes the extra mile to get a project done. I was amazed at how she took a concept and completed the restoration of the Olympic Mural I designed for the Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles. I look forward to working with her on another project.”

-Alonzo Davis 

“Raelynn excelled in my Beginning Crafts and Jewelry and Metalsmithing courses in all her projects and continued with this enthusiastic methodology in all levels of our Crafts Program. Her unique perspective on the course work is focused and at the same experimental and her dedication to Craft enables her to realize the types of projects she proposes. Raelynn’s preparations and investigations go beyond what is required and often has several solutions to base her finished projects on. She does the research and follows through to make visually outstanding work. She initiates investigations on varying subjects with such enthusiasm that it incites her classmates to join her and consequently leads them on their own exploratory voyages into subject/concept and technology/process.”

-Christina Smith

Work I have done for or with Jewelers as an assistant:

Tasks: Cleaning castings, assembly, polishing, patina, wire wrapping, sawing designs, soldering, filing, designing. Designs below by: Eric Silva, Jewelry by Naomi and LUPAjewelry