Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers.
Alex has been training designers and business owners from the region in 3D jewellery design and manufacturing since 2008: building the CAD/CAM skills of over 400 jewellery professionals. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors'degree in Computer Science, Marketing and Management and from INSEAD with a Masters' Degree in Business Administration.
Rob Schilling is an expert global trainer, professional coach, jewellery designer, and a JDMIS graduate. Rob has passionate interest and decades of experience working in both jewellery industry and corporate training for C-suite professionals.
A former corporate trainer and speaker, Wahab is also a passionate jewellery artist specializing in wire sculpting and fabrication using powdered metals. Wahab is an accredited jewellery professional with GIA and brings over 15 years of experience in these specialities to the JDMIS Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Arts programmes. Many of his most unique design styles are self taught and he shares these with his Thread and Wire and Metal Clay students on a part-time basis.
Sujata is an experienced teacher and fashion jewellery artist specializing in thread and wire jewellery fabrication techniques. Moving to Singapore, she used the opportunity to enrolled into JDMIS and after graduation, she soon became a recognized jewellery artist with her own brand name, Mila
A marine engineer of 24 years, Tameem rekindled his passion for product design in 2004 and graduated from JDMIS' Metal Clay Arts and Digital Jewellery Design programmes. He went on to start his own jewellery and production label, creating hundreds of designs for his customers before eventually joining JDMIS as an instructor to impart his practical knowledge to the next generation of jewellery designers.
From a microbiologist, Michelle ventured into jewellery crafting as a hobby but eventually wanted to turn it into a full-time career. Michelle is passionate and highly experienced in Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Making.
I am sure I will apply the skills in the future - all the materials were extremely relevant.
- Anjlee K. (America)
I will use the skills acquired to make lots of gifts and I hope to expand to sell my work as well.
- Puja S. (Singapore)
My favourite course is the so far, is the jewellery design course because we really got to pracitce drawing the jewelry; rings, pendants and we have a clearer idea on how to design the jewellery pieces within a limited time.
- Cherry T. (Indonesia)
A good place to hone academically and creatively.
- Geraldine C. (Singapore)
I enjoyed Pearl stringing and knotting during the Thread and Wire basic course, especially the endless stringing, because my personal favourite necklaceis a super long rope necklace of pearls that is long enough to go with around the neck. I can now make it myself.
- Hui Yi G. (Singapore)
My favourite course is the thread and Wire basic and advanced courses because they are simple and less messy.
- Elise T. (Singapore)
Absolutely! Fantastic experience! Tanja is wonderful - incredibly knowledgeable - I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I wish I had found the school earlier and taken more courses.
- Anjlee K. (America)
It's an awesome place to learn gems and metals and how to make it.
- Sherlyn Gania P. (Indonesia)
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