Maria Lorena Jijon Maldonado
My name is Lorena Jijon, I am Ecuadorian.I graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, as a jewelry designer after training as goldsmith at the Iberoamerican University in Quito, Ecuador; both with honors. After my degree I initiated my work experience in Milan making an internship and external collaborations. Since an early age I have had a special interest in artistic and creative expressions, they have become my passion.At the age of 14 I was fascinated by the creation and design of jewelry and found it an ideal way to express myself and develop my creative capacities. There lies an extensive creative world that exists in such a specific career as jewelry design and I feel a special fascination for high jewelry. Creative Academy was a great experience for me as a designer and a young woman. This course has been a vital influence on my formation as a designer and the memories I will take from it are precious and irreplaceable, I truly enjoyed it. In September I will start my internship at Van Cleef & Arpels.