I graduated with my degree in jewelry design from the jewelry design department at The Fashion Institute of Technology back in 1994. Six years later, I was invited back to teach as an adjunct professor, and enjoyed teaching part-time until I accepted a full-time position in 2013.
I became chair of the jewelry design department in 2018.
Our degree program at FIT promotes a thorough education across four critical disciplines: metal arts and fabrication, including traditional handcraft as well as alternative materials and processes; jewelry design and technical drawing with traditional and digital media; gemology, including a gemology certificate program; and CAD modeling using hard-surface and soft-surface modeling applications.
Commercial Education and Consulting
I am also available for commercial training, and have worked as a consultant to the jewelry industry for 15 years. I have been modeling jewelry in Rhinoceros 3D (Rhino) since its beta version in 1998, and have been a certified Rhino instructor since 2001. I also work in 3D Coat and Zbrush. I am able to offer individual or group training in CAD modeling, jewelry design, technical drawing, and jewelry rendering using either gouache or digital media.