Hi, my name is Lior

I’m a designer and a creative director based in London. I’m currently pursuing my MA and MSc in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. I hold a BA in Jewellery Design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel.

I aim to explore human needs and believe that design is a powerful tool that can be used to make positive change in people’s lives. With a minimalist approach aesthetically and practically I strive to find a simple and smart solutions for complex problems. When designing, I trust my abilities and common sense but also love to work in teams as I think that great ideas come from great relationships.

 

During my BA studies I worked as a design intern in Marks & Spencer’s jewellery department. In 2014 I established my independent label in Tel Aviv. My vision was to transform and disrupt the Israeli conservative fine jewelry industry. In 2015 I merged my business with that of a classmate and launched Contour Studio. As a business owner I gained experience in brand identity and strategy, art direction, Concept development and ideation, solving manufacturing challenges, marketing and clients relationships.

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Recognitions

2016. Finalist- The future of fashion program by Not Just a Lable. 

2014. Swarovski Jewellery Award, first prize at the ITS  (International Talent Support) competition. 

2013. Graduation with honours, Jewellery Department, Shenkar College. 


2011. Henry and Miriam Solan Excellence Award for Academic Achievements, Jewellery Department, Shenkar College. 

Exhibitions 

Publications

2016 A Matter of Time- Israeli Jewellery 7, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2014 ITS- International Talent Support, Jewellery category (first prize) and Samsung project (finalist), Trieste, Italy

2013 Graduate Show, Jewellery Department, Diamond Museum, Ramat Gan, ISRAEL.

2012 Fashion Jewellery Exhibition, Shenkar College, Ramat Gan, ISRAEL.


2012 Featured in "500 RINGS" by Lark Crafts Publishing Group


2011 Jovella fair, Exhibition Gardens, featured in the Shenkar College Show, Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL.

2011 Enterfashion exhibition, Israel Fashion Week, Design Museum, Holon, ISRAEL.