Juliana Jara is a recent graduate of VCC’s Jewellery Art and Design Diploma. Juliana is currently working as a Jewellery Designer & Assistant Production Manager at Ragnar Jewellers Design Studio, where she is creating beautiful and customized jewellery.
In a Q & A format, Juliana shared what she appreciated the most from her learning experiences at VCC. Her experiences can certainly inspire future jewellery designers who might be interested in this career.
I love the cultural diversity at VCC. I met people and made friends from all over the world and I learned so much from and with them! (including the culinary student's bakery!)
The most creative thing I did at VCC was my graduation project for the Jewelry program. We were in lockdown and we had to find a way to make jewelry with whatever we had at home and whatever tools we had available. It was very challenging but my instructors were very encouraging and I ended up loving my project made from plastic bottles.
The gemmology lab classes! I hope to become a gemologist one day.