Judi spent 22 years working in marketing and PR for Penguin Books, among others, before deciding to become a full-time jewelry designer. She had zero experience in starting her own company, but decided to jump in the deep end and figure it out along the way.
“Starting your own business isn’t for the timid, and there’s no onesizefitsall plan. It takes a lot of hard work, even more patience, a teflon jacket, and a willingness to see mistakes as learning opportunities rather than failings.”
Judi launched her jewelry collecting in the fall of 2013. Inspired by nature and Asian art and architecture. Flowers and trees from my Brooklyn neighborhood, Buddhist architecture, beach treasure from Montauk, and animals from a childhood spent in the country inspire the form and structure of her work and a love of simple lines drives her to create pieces that are effortless to wear.
In summer 2014, Judi was selected as one of ten designers to exhibit in the JA New York trade show’s New Designer Gallery. Her work been featured in CoolHunting.com, WMagazine.com, National Jeweler, JCK, and InStoreMag.com, among others.
In this hour-long interview, Judi shares the story of how she started her career as a jewelry designer and shares some of the most valuable advice she learned along the way.
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