Xinyi Liu, graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology, majored in jewelry design. Worked as a freelance jewelry designer in Manhattan after graduate, now working on her own brand called WiiiM based in Chengdu, China. Xinyi gets her design inspiration from the nature as well as the city view, transforms her idea of the world into her design pieces.
Xinyi Liu ("XL") interviewed on Sunday, 26 May.
XL : I have started my online jewelry business since 2011. Then I stopped my business for a while just to go to school to become a jewelry design professional. My business reopened this year.
XL : I started selling my handmade jewelry online. I was just excited that I can do creative works. Then I became a professional jewelry designer after graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology. I have always had interests in designing and making jewelry and cloths since I was a kid.
XL : First step was to find references, this helps me to see the possibilities of the design I want to make. Then sketches are the must. And mechanical drafting is the most important part, I wouldn't know for sure if a design will work or not till I have done mechanical drawing.
XL : When I have a new idea I always feel happy, but frustrations come in the way when the designs are not easy to accomplish. But after it's done, I feel the most excited.
XL : When I was little, my grandma used to make cloths for everyone in the family. I learned some fun things from her and I discovered I always liked to do some handmade things and also created my own style. I think it was from that time, I had a passion about art and design.
XL : For a professional award like A'Design, I was happy to be able to attend and honored to win silver award. I spent a lot of time to prepare for it, and I have thought through the project I attended A'Design better than ever.Xinyi Liu Profile
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