Lynn Jones Associates
Dr Lynn Jones (PhD: Furniture Design)
Independent furniture specialist staff search, adviser, designer, consultant, examiner and educationalist
(Former Head of Department of Furniture at Bucks New University)
Mob: 07739 367345
(I am away from my desk on Tuesdays as I teach at Rycotewood, Oxford)
Since 2015 Dr Lynn Jones has been matching furniture people to furniture jobs with her vast network of contacts and high success rate:
"Without hesitation, I would recommend Lynn's services in a heartbeat! Lynn has an uncanny ability to make connections and link clients with total ease. In fact, she’s always my first port of call of recommendation to friends and colleagues based on the connections and successes her specialised service has afforded me. Organised, professional and always kind, you can rely on Lynn to keep her finger on the pulse to help guide and counsel you on applying for that “dream” job. I couldn’t trust anyone more!” (Hannah, 2019, Linkedin Review)
Working with mostly furniture companies who are on the look out for skilled furniture designers, makers, managers, new product developers, CAD technicians, project managers, design assistants or people with furniture sales related experience, Lynn has a history of matching people to companies and companies to people. This is now the focus of her business.
On the flip side, if you are a product or furniture design graduate or experienced furniture professional, looking for help finding a job, moving job, looking for an MA course, writing your CV, preparing your portfolio or just needing some free advice about what to do next with your career, feel free to email or message Lynn for an informal discussion. Lynn also give talks to college and university courses about employability, careers, professional practice, portfolio, CV and interview preparation.
About Lynn: Originally from Stockport, Lynn gained a BA and an MA in Furniture Design in the late 1980s. Later, whilst running the MA in Furniture Design at Bucks New University, she was awarded my PhD by Brunel University in 2003 with outputs (designs for furniture) being awarded Best Product of The Year 2005 and the BCFAs Furniture Design Award 2004.
In 2010, Lynn was made a Freeman of The City of London by The Furniture Makers Company for outstanding academic services to the furniture industry. She received HEFCE funding to write a book about her PhD research in 2008 'The Breastfeeding Chair’ and in 2011, she contributed a chapter to the only academic text book about midwifery ‘Theory For Midwifery Practice’. In 2014 Lynn co-wrote a chapter on Postgraduate Study in The Design Student’s Handbook, and in 2015 she was interviewed by FX Magazine, www.designcurial.com, about her career path and has since been interviewed by several journals.
Lynn is currently an External Examiner at London Metropolitan University; Kingston University; Birmingham City University; Nottingham Trent University and Dublin Institute of Technology, and teaches part time on the BA Furniture Design & Make course at Rycotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford.