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Professional Experience Overview
Head of Creative
Astley Clarke Ltd.
August 2020 - present day
Reporting to CEO & Board with a dotted line to Board Chairman (Aeturnum Holdings), appointed to strategically lead the brand refresh, creative vision, product direction & development across multiple business functions to reposition the brand and deliver fast commercial growth.
Director of Design
(Swarovski Int. Ltd.)
April 2019 - August 2020
Reporting to Creative Director, Nadja Swarovski, member of the Swarovski Executive Board, led the design strategy, team and execution of Atelier Swarovski Fine & Fashion Jewellery (inc. Accessories & Home Decor) with 5 direct reports and 10 global freelancers with a development budget of £1.5m.
Head of Brand & Creative
Lark & Berry Ltd.
November 2016 - March 2019
Reporting to the founder from the inception of Lark & Berry – a disruptive, challenger brand pioneering the use of lab-created diamonds and precious stones in fine jewellery.
Jewellery & Hardware Director
Sophie Hulme Ltd.
October 2015 - October 2016
Responsible for launching and creating the blueprint for the launch of Sophie Hulme jewellery division and leading the entire design process, from concept to production.
"I was privileged to work with Katie as her fellow leadership team
Member in Atelier Swarovski. Katie has brought completely new competence to the brand: in depth knowledge of the industry combined with absolute intuition of what designs will work out commercially. I was inspired by her vision, which she was able to put in merchandising context. These skills make her unique senior professional, which each jewellery company would celebrate."
Wioletta Bogus, CCO, Manolo Blahnik