Profile: Karin Castens

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About Karin Castens : Karin Castens is an academic jeweller from Denmark, speaking multiple languages and sporting a Masters degree in communication and history of arts. The small company is with its Karin Castens works with free-form art nouveau inspired jewellery , boldly struggling against the minimalistic tastes of the prevalent Danish Design, while still working with its principles of user friendliness and quaity. Karin is an academic Danish jeweller, speaking multiple languages and sporting a Masters degree in communication and history of arts.free-form art nouveau inspired jewellery boldly struggling against the minimalistic tastes of the prevalent Danish Design, while still working with its principles of user friendliness and quaity.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design and art should always be made with the end user in mind. Jewellery which hurts, ruins the clothes or falls apart when being used are possibly pieces of art, made for museums, but the real challenge is combining beauty, innovative design, profound meaning and comfort for everyday wear.

ORGANIZATION:
Castens

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Advertisement designer Marketing, PR, advertising

EDUCATION:
2000 - Institute of Precious Metals COPENHAGEN/DK
1999 - Roskilde University (Masters in Communication and History of Arts) ROSKILDE/DK
1992 - Engelsholm Art School (drawing, sowing, jewellery) VEJLE/DK

EXPERIENCE:
2011 - Founder of Castens - COPENHAGEN/DK
2010 – Communications & eventcoordination - DRRB - COPENHAGEN/DK
2009 – PA for CEO - Omnicom Media Group - COPENHAGEN/DK
2007 – PA and communication - Danske Bank Corporate Finance - COPENHAGEN/DK
2006 - Panel Manager – IBM - LYNGBY/DK
2002 – Yellow Pages – communications & marketing - COPENHAGEN/DK
2001 - Junior Project Manager – Berent - COPENHAGEN/DK

EVENTS:
2016, Show of the Guilds, Copenhagen
2017, Show of the Guilds, Copenhagen

AWARDS:
2013 - 3. place - Brand New - COPENHAGEN/DK

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2013 - "Shameless Romantic" - Design, Watches & Jewellery - COPENHAGEN/DK
2013 - "Guitar pick made of gold" - Design, Watches & Jewellery - COPENHAGEN/DK
2014 - "Portrait of the jeweller" Gammelholm Beboeravis - COPENHAGEN/DK
2014 - "Modern Claddagh Ring" - Design, Watches & Jewellery - COPENHAGEN/DK
2015 - "Regard Rings" - Design, Watches & Jewellery - COPENHAGEN/DK
2015 - "Fey Tiara" - Berlingske Tidende - COPENHAGEN/DK
2015 - "Faun" - Design, Watches & Jewellery - COPENHAGEN/DK
2016 - "Custom made jewellery" - Berlingske - COPENHAGEN/DK
2016 - "Jewellery Entrepreneur" - AuClock - COPENHAGEN/DK
2017 - "Adorabella" - Design, Watches & Jewellery - COPENHAGEN/DK
2017 - "Adorabella Tiara" - AuClock - COPENHAGEN/DK
2017 - "Magic Wand" - Design, Watches & Jewellery - COPENHAGEN/DK
2018 - "Two Forever" - Liebhaverboligen - COPENHAGEN/DK

BOOKS:
2016 - SMYKKESTEN by Nina Hald, featuring the "Elanil Ametrine Ring" - Gyldendal - COPENHAGEN/DK - ISBN 9788702186048

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Danish - Native
English - Near native
German - Near native
French - Pre-intermediate

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Photoshop - advanced
Adobe Illustrator - intermediate
Adobe InDesign - intermediate
Adobe Bridge - intermediate
Adobe Audition - fundamental awareness
Adobe PremierPro - intermediate
Microsoft Package - advanced

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2016 - Copenhagen Jewellers Guild
2018 - Danish Gemmological Society

HOBBIES:
Sewing historical costumes, drawing, video gaming, reading, bordgaming, roleplaying

WEB SITE:
http://castens.com/en/

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://castens.com/en/smykker/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-01-31 17:43:08

COUNTRY:
Denmark

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Karin Castens


Two Forever Jewellery

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2017
Karin Castens for Castens

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