March 12, 2018

Retail Jewelers covers NYJDI with a special spread on our photography class

Retail Jewelers covers NYJDI with a special spread on our photography class . . As seen in The Retail Jewelers >  
March 2, 2018

My Career Choice: Jenine Lepera Izzi – Creative Director, New York Jewelry Design Institute

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) Jenine Lepera Izzi is creative director of the New York Jewelry Design Institute, the city’s leading boutique jewelry design institute, located in the center of the Diamond District on 45th Street. Jenine began her career in corporate sales positions in the biotech and finance industries, building a loyal client base along the East Coast from Boston to Miami. But she also maintained a passion for art, quality design, as well as living and working in New York City.
January 24, 2018

NYJDI Offers the Trade a Course on Buying the Perfect Gemstones for Jewelry Designers

Designers learn identification and pricing during a new six-session course at the New York Jewelry Design Institute With Valentine's Day and the trade shows around the corner, designers are shopping for those pink, red and purple gems that say "I love you" in a classic way. With the skills to identify and select stones, designers can feel secure in purchasing for their collections, which makes the supply chain more reliable for end consumers. This February, Buying Colored Gemstones is the latest New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI) course launch, with Alan Brodsky at the helm. "Choosing gemstones is a unique expression of oneself. Buying gems is a creative part of the artistic experience. Gemstones are the personal pallet, offering a selection for expression," says designer and professor, Alan Brodsky.
December 28, 2017

NYJDI Offers ABCs of Jewelry Design Classes in 2018

Art, business and CAD are the focus of the New York Jewelry Design Institute’s new courses beginning Jan. 2018. New York--This spring, the New York Jewelry Design Institute is holding five courses that focus on what they call the ABCs of jewelry design: art, business and computer-aided design (CAD). “The ABCs are an easy way to remember what the full program is about,” explained Jenine Lepera Izzi, creative director of NYJDI. “Our course of studies is circular, not linear, so students can begin anywhere. There is no starting, or ending point. Some students gravitate more towards one pillar (art, business or CAD) over the others. By compartmentalizing the different classes, it is easier for them to gain the well-rounded skills needed to become great designers.”
  • Sylvia A.
    I came from Indonesia to learn how to use CAD and rendering. I had a great time studying in a short span of 10 days. I was reading the reviews online regarding the courses and Ms.Jenine is a very fun, passionate yet always welcome questions. She ensured that I had everything thing I need, from the books that she recommend to different pen tips. At the end of the class, she introduced me to a casting office and the bench jewelers to create my first piece that I designed.
    Sylvia A.
    Understanding CAD - Private Training
  • Nicole Bryan
    Truly amazing class. After completing the jewelry rendering course I felt so much more confident in the quality of designs and drawings that I can present to my clients. Jenine is a fabulous instructor that truly helps guide you to create a solid jewelry line.
    Nicole Bryan
    Rapid Rendering Class
  • - Catilin Taylor
    I took a private online class for Illustrator and it was a great experience. Martinu covered tons of material in just a few weeks. He was very patient and kind as well. Would recommend to anyone looking to learn Illustrator at your own pace from home.
    - Catilin Taylor
    Illustrator for Jewelry Designers
  • –  Landen S.
    “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.
    Understanding CAD Class
  • - Aditi Atal
    I recently completed the Photoshop course at NYJDI. I really liked it , I learned a lot of about Photoshop in context with jewelry and would highly recommend our teacher Mr Martinu Schneegass who conducted the course.
    - Aditi Atal
    Photoshop I Design Presentation
  •  Morgan Soloman
    “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
    Understanding CAD Class
  • – Hiba Husayni
    “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
    Understanding CAD Class
  • – Stephen Kris
    "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. I’m beginning to connect the dots and am amazed at what this program can do and more! Needless to say…I’m hooked."
    – Stephen Kris
    Understanding CAD Class
  •  Sarah Karp
    Jenine is a gem, she ROCKS!
    Sarah Karp
    Rapid Rendering Class
  • – Mchelle Cavill
    Martinu was fantastic! I learned so much from this class, just basic knowledge of illustrator that can be applied to anything. He gives great step-by-step notes that you can take with you, so helpful. My design skills improved quite a bit in the few short weeks I took the class. I definitely recommend it and I will definitely be back for more classes
    – Mchelle Cavill
    Illustrator for Jewelry Designers
  • Tessa S.
    If you want to jump right in and learn how to design jewelry, this class is for you. I learned a lot of information in a short time. I highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about learning jewelry design.
    Tessa S.
    Rapid Rendering
  •  Kimberly DG
    JAbout A-Z Photography class: Janusz was an amazing professor who managed to teach me more than I could have imagined over just two days about photographing and editing jewellery. I came in knowing very little about studio photography and photoshop and left with confidence that I had the tools and resources to improve on my own! It's been a real pleasure and real work!
    Kimberly DG
    Jewelry Photography
  • – Julia Fedorova
    “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
    Rapid Rendering Class
  • – Kirsten Paniccoli
    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
    Ilustrator for Jewelry Design Class