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Read what students are saying about New York Jewelry Design Institute


2D Illustrator

It was truly a pleasure taking the Adobe Illustrator course for Jewelry Design. Minsun was very patient and informative. She taught me many necessary skills to effectively translate my hand drawn designs into computer generated illustrations. I am looking forward to taking additional classes in the near future at the New York Jewelry Design Institute!
– Kirsten Paniccoli

Rapid Rendering

“I took rendering classes at NYJDI, and found it extremely helpful in developing my jewelry design skills. Jenine Lepera Izzi is an excellent instructor who knows how to teach, while still encouraging an individual expression in rendering technique. Everything was prepped and set up to make it easy for either a first time student or the experienced artist. I absolutely recommend this class, and looking forward to taking my next course with Jenine! ” 
– Julia Fedorova

Jenine was always smiling, warm and sincere. Not only did she teach me the technical drawing and jewelry rendering, she also prepared me as a jewelry designer in a real workplace. She was always able to listen to students’ personal thoughts, based on each student’s situation she was able to help each of us.
–  Vivian Yuan

If you want to jump right in and learn how to design jewelry, this class is for you. I learn a lot of information in a short time. I highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about learning jewelry design.
– Tessa S.

I really enjoyed taking this class. I learned how to render jewelry with colored pencils.  I learned so much in a short amount of time.
– Yvette Holmes

Jenine is a gem, she ROCKS!
– Sarah Karp

Understanding CAD

“Understanding CAD is an excellent course for beginners”

“I just had my second Saturday class with Jenine and I’m ecstatic. She’s an amazing teacher…so giving and nuturing [sic]. I’m beginning to connect the dots and amazed at what this program can do and more! Needless to say…I’m hooked!
– Stephen Kris

“I came all the way from Syria to learn CAD and it was truly worth it. Thank you for your warm welcome….thank you for introducing me to friends…thank you for teaching me this wonderful amazing program, it was beyond my expectations. I had always dreamed of becoming a jewelry designer one day …Thanks to New York Jewelry Design Institute, especially my mentor Jenine, I am now interning with a huge jewelry company in NYC. I’m so happy!”
– Hiba Husayni

“Jenine is a fantastic teacher! This was my first time taking a CAD class and she made it very easy to understand. The class size was very small which gave her an opportunity to work with both students individually and at our own pace. Even after I finished the week long class with Jenine, she has continued to help me learn new 3Design functions and put me in touch with the right people to print my designs and start my own business. I’m happy I took this class and got the opportunity to work with Jenine, and I highly recommend it for anyone trying to learn CAD.”
– Morgan Soloman

“I learned 3Design CAD from Jenine Lepera Izzi. She always made sure I was able to understand the lesson before moving on. I highly recommend her 3Design CAD class to people who want to design their own jewelry; I found it easy to learn. After I finished class, Jenine helped me make connections in the jewelry industry. Because of her, I am currently working as a Jewelry Designer at one of the best known, fine jewelry company in New York City. She is more than a great teacher, she really made my dream of being a jewelry designer a reality.”
– Minsun Kim

“This course is wonderful, wonderful for me to improve and design jewelry.  I designed rings, necklaces and bracelets in a short time.  The instructor Jenine, was so nice and eager to teach us as much as possible.” 
–  Eddy Jung

“This class allow me to understand the basics of CAD.  I am now able to create simple designs and build my knowledge with each practice.  Great instructor!” 
–  Landen S..

“If you have a love for jewelry and want to learn how to design, TAKE THIS COURSE! It’s a must! It’s so amazing and you will learn so much.

– Mushky Krasniansky