Creative Links: An Introduction to Range Planning with Liz Olver

18 Jun 2024 · 6:00PM - 8:00PM
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Online via Zoom (UK time)
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Join us for this online Creative Links event, where industry expert Liz Olver will address the fundamentals of range planning. She will answer questions including, how do you approach developing a range that is appropriate in its scope, suits your customer and viable to produce and market? What are the components of a well composed range? Why is it important to present a coherent collection?

Liz will share her vast experience of consultancy and range planning for businesses of different scales and customer profiles, including De Beers, Annoushka, Links of London and many independent makers and ateliers. 

At the beginning of the event there will be the opportunity to network and talk to peers, and at the conclusion of the presentation Liz will be pleased to answer your questions.

What are Creative Links events?

The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s monthly Creative Links talks and networking events, designed for emerging makers and creative start-ups, provoke thoughts and questions which will enable you to reflect on where you are and how to get to where you want to be. Build your network, create links, learn to grow your business and become part of the community.

Details of our upcoming events and topics covered are listed in our What’s On. Every other month the event will be hosted online, should you not be able to attend an in-person event.

Do you record or broadcast Creative Links?

Creative Links events aim to link emerging makers with each other, whilst exploring key topics essential to nurturing business success. We run our events in person at the Goldsmiths’ Centre and across the UK with a range of partners, and every other month our events take place online, so that as many of our community as possible can exchange ideas, learn from industry experts, and form valuable connections. We do not record or broadcast our events to encourage the open sharing of ideas and experiences. Popular topics will be repeated over time, so online and in-person participations can both engage in them.

Who is the speaker?

Liz Olver is an experienced jewellery industry professional with a demonstrated history of working in the luxury jewellery industry. She is skilled in design and product development with expertise as a mentor, writer and educator and is adept in both the creative and commercial fields.

A former Director of Product Design at bespoke fine jewellery brand Vashi and Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martins, Liz moved from education when she joined the De Beers group in 2003 as Manager of Product Development, followed by a tenure at Links of London as Designer and the lead on Product Development. She then joined Annoushka as Design Director where she worked alongside the founder to fully realise the brand from both a development and design perspective during her 12 years with the brand.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, and the University of the Arts London, Liz is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and is the bestselling author of three international publications: The Art of Jewellery Design, Jewellery Making Techniques and The Jeweller’s Directory of Shape and Form.