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Josanne Mark designer

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Josanne

HOW IT ALL STARTED


Josanne graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan in 2011 Summa Cum Laude with the degree in Jewelry Design but the degree was not the start of her success, merely a step along the road.


Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Josanne is a South girl, from the industrial, oil producing area of Fyzabad. While studying at the University of the West Indies where she pursued her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management, Josanne’s passion for design and beautiful things incited her to create jewelry which she sold to her fellow students and to a number of souvenir shops in Trinidad’s capital.

Josanne Mark at the work bench
Josanne Mark jeweller and designer

PURSUING A PASSION FOR DESIGN

After graduating from University, she pursued her passion full-time and was recognized as a top youth entrepreneur in the National Youth Awards of 2008. Her first jewelry line as a full-time designer was accepted by a leading luxury retailer inTrinidad and Tobago; a feat which opened doors for other local designers.

Her collections have been showcased at several select events throughout Trinidad and in New York where she participated in the prestigious Grand Central Holiday exhibition. Her work was also showcased at Studio 66 Art Gallery in Upstate New York and in many online exhibitions including the esteemed Ganoskin Project, one of the oldest online jewelry resources.

Josanne is member of the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America Association and continues to develop her knowledge base in her pursuit of her passion.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Josanne's design philosophy is a poetic ode to the intricate dance between form and emotion, where jewelry transcends its material value to become a catalyst for self-expression. Her creations are a harmonious blend of organic contours and geometric precision; each piece combines the soul of traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation.

 

Her designs are conceived to adorn its wearer with a mantle of confidence, be it in the whisper of understated elegance or the bold proclamation of individuality. 

Josanne mark

DESIGN INSPIRATION

In the world according to Josanne, inspiration is as boundless as the horizon. It is in the tangible textures of the Earth, in the ephemeral beauty of human emotion, and in the myriad of experiences that color our existence. Her designs are a conduit for the stories we carry, crafted not only with the hands but with the heart—each piece a reflection of the infinite muse that is life itself.

Her rather panoptic artistic point-of-view lends to her diverse design style that is both engaging and unpredictable.

Jeweller Josanne Mark with Sheena Thorpe

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