CV

C U R R I C U L U M V I T A E

Johann(es) Heystek

Eglistrasse 23, Zürich, Switzerland

email: jlk.heystek@gmail.com

+44 79 2804 6658 / +41 43 243 84 67

d.o.b: June 9th 1980

 

 

E X P E R I E N C E

 

Founder & Maker

Jan 2016 - present, Objet d'JLK, London, UK & Zürich, Switzerland

 

Sales Advisor & Style Ambassador

Dec 2017 - Mar 2108, COS, Zürich, Switzerland

 

Assistant

Sep 2017, Design Bienale Zürich, Switzerland

 

part time Sales & Visual Merchandising

Oct 2016 - Nov 2017, Opia concept store, Zürich, Switzerland

 

part time Front House Manager

Jan 2015 - Oct 2016, The Harlequin, Islington, London, United Kingdom

 

Freelance Designer

Dec 2011 - Oct 2016, Various Projects, London, United Kingdom

 

Display & Visual Merchandising

Sep 2005 - Nov 2011, Hoopers Department Store, Kent, United Kingdom

 

Product & Display Designer

Sep 2003 - Feb 2004, Kiley Baker Plastics, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 

E D U C A T I O N & T R A I N I N G

 

2018 TELC Language Certificate, German B2

Alemania Deutch Schule, Zürich, Switzerland

 

2009 Fashion Design Summer School

Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, United Kingdom

 

2001 - 2002 Bachelor of Industrial Design

University of Johannesburg (prev. Technikon Witwatersrand), Jhb, South Africa

 

1999 - 2001 National Diploma Product Design

University of Johannesburg (prev. Technikon Witwatersrand), Jhb, South Africa

 

 

P E R S O N A L S K I L L S

 

Languages

mother tongue - Afrikaans

fluent in both spoken and written - English

good understanding & reading skills, solid basic speech - German

good understanding & reading skills - Dutch

 

Communication & Teamwork

Working as part of a team helping to set up Zürich's first ever Design Bienale, Sept 2017

Co-running product development group-workshops for Unilever in London, Oct 2015

Leading and organising my team at The Harlequin in London for almost 2 years

Member of a Visual Merchandising and Display team in the UK for 6 years

 

Computing

Both Mac & PC proficient

Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop proficient

Competent on most Microsoft Office programs

 

Other Skills

Drawing, Painting, Model and Prop Making, Basic Electrics and general DIY.

 

 

O T H E R I N T E R E S T S

 

My main passion is creating beautiful, hand worked bespoke art-objects and accessories

(see weblinks below). I also enjoy going to exhibits and have a keen interest in the world

of fashion & photography. Outside the creative field I am a bit of a nature enthusiast, love hiking and immersing myself in the natural world. I also collect and grow orchids, as well as other tropical plants. Music also plays a big part in my daily existence, as I’m always searching out new and exciting sounds to soundtrack my day.

 

 

R E F E R E E S

 

Claudia Desax

Owner, Opia concept store, Zürich / claudia@opiashop.com +41 77 435 78 92

 

Fabienne Barras

Co-Founder, Design Bienale Zürich / barras@designbiennalezurich.ch +41 76 470 7018

 

Ann Craninx

Director, Ipsos MORI, London / anncraninx@gmail.com +44 75 85 301 324

 

Mark Fisher

Owner, The Harlequin, London / marknfisher@aol.com +44 79 75 652 669

 

 

L I N K S

 

www.objet-jlk.com

Current project of hand worked art-objects and fashion accessories