Venezuelan Jewelry Designer, Jessie Dib
Jewelry is three dimensional art worn on a human canvas, so when I see a person with a true talent for the skill, it's a MUST to stop and talk. Coming from a family with exceptional talent, this young designer ventured to New York City to create a brand that would be credited for its unique aesthetic and geometric design. With such a great spirit and superb hand crafting, I believe Jessie Dib's will soon become a household name. Keep reading to learn about Jessie's upcoming collection, designer advice, and views on living in the Big Apple.
Full Name: Jessie Dib
Brand’s Name: Jessie Dib
Current City: New York
Short Brand Description: Sophisticated, modern and bold jewelry line designed and created by Jessie Dib, a young Venezuelan designer based in NYC. Minimalism and geometry are key identities behind her innovative designs, which are handmade by the designer, her father, and brother. The pieces are created using various materials, such as acrylic, wood, 3D printing, silver, copper, bronze and brass. No two pieces of Dibs are exactly the same, making each piece one-of-a-kind. Jessie likes feeling that each of her customers has something special, instead of a carbon copy that is mass-produced and worn by everyone.
What led you to study fashion? Helping my mom clean out our old school papers brought me to a bunch of drawings I made when I was no older than 9. They were sketches and collages of dresses, it was then and there that I realized that this was something I had been passionate about from an early age, and my mother helped remind me of this passion.
What are your inspirations for this season? Wood, rough textures, spears and melancholy.
What’s your favorite piece to make and why? It’s hard to have one favorite as they are all unique and one-of-a-kind, I don’t mass-produce therefore they all are my favorite, and I have a personal attachment to each one.
The best advice you’ve ever received and from who… The best advice was from my father and that was to always follow my dreams, never give up even in the hardest of times, and most importantly always be myself.
How do you juggle designing a collection with your personal life? Honestly ….I just don’t think about it, I just do it. The minute I stop to think about all the things I need to do the more I waste my time.
What’s the hardest part about being a designer? Using the inspiration you get when you get it, and transferring it to an actual object. Having and idea in your head is very different than bringing it to life exactly as imagined, and that to me is the hardest thing and beauty of design.
Name a time you thought about giving up and what stopped you from doing so? I have never thought about giving up… I was taught quite the opposite, “When you think of giving up just push more”, and those times were the most inspiring and successful in my career.
What’re your color pallets for this upcoming season? Browns, Aquas, Clear Greens, Silver, Copper, Ice and Terracotta’s.
Who and/or what are your design’s inspired by? Mainly geometry, angles, sharpness and minimalism. For the up and coming collection textures from nature, like trees, dried leaves, stones.
What are your brand’s long-term goals? Recognition of the brand and being placed in high scale boutiques worldwide.
Cover Photo by: Photograph by: Diana Molina, Graphic Design by: Nicole Abdelnour