Alex has 15 years of experience with the operational issues associated with jewellery retail in a variety of environments from small-scale designers developing custom labels to commercial retail in department store, independent retail, consignment and internet models. With a passion for retail systems and management and and interest in sales psychology he enjoys observing how Singapore's successful (and failing) retailers operate and adapt. He is responsible for the success and efficiency of the operational aspects of the JDMIS as well as training in Business courses and Computer Aided Design. Alex graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Marketing and Management and has a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship from INSEAD in France, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.

Before returning to Singapore to help develop family businesses in jewellery and later, the growth plans for the JDMIS. Alex worked as an IT consultant and project manager in the field of combinatorics and configuration technology to major automotive industry manufacturers in the USA, UK and France. He has also learned much from his various internet and brick & mortar entrepreneurial ventures during this time. Alex also is the founder of a small management consulting firm in Singapore called Sigma Sapiens Consulting.

 

Enter the world of jewellery by learning both traditional hand-drawing and digital design with CAD and CAM.
Fine Jewellery Design
Enter the world of jewellery by learning both traditional hand-drawing and digital design with CAD and CAM.
Create without limits: Explore new metal technologies and traditional techniques of metal crafting.
Precious Metal Arts
Create without limits: Explore new metal technologies and traditional techniques of metal crafting.
Get started in fashion jewellery design by assembling unique pieces with different hands-on techniques.
Fashion Jewellery Arts
Get started in fashion jewellery design by assembling unique pieces with different hands-on techniques.
Explore the fabulous world of jewellery gathering the knowledge that the industry requires.
Jewellery Industry Knowledge
Explore the fabulous world of jewellery gathering the knowledge that the industry requires.
Build your jewellery business from the inception, through the launch and all the way to global expansion.
Business & Entrepreneurship
Build your jewellery business from the inception, through the launch and all the way to global expansion.

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  • I will use the skills learnt to draw more designs for my company as we are now dealing a lot in fancy cut diamonds.

    - Darvina P. (Singapore)

  • It was an amazing experience and a fun school to study in.

    - Sonya H. (Indonesia)

  • The course is very hands on; I am able to apply instructions to my own designs without help.

    - Adeline T. (Singapore)

  • Tanja has a tremendous wealth of knowledge in gemmology which make the course exceptionally enriching and inspiring. She is patient and competent. JDMIS is small but highly professional.

    - Alvin S. (Singapore

  • My favourite course is the Thread and Wire as I see the end results fast.

    - Kristy C. (Malaysia)

  • It was engaging and useful- a pleasure from start to end.

    - Janelle N. (Singapore)

  • JDMIS is a school specialized in all sort of area in the Jewellery trade.

    - Warren L. (Singapore)

  • I will use the skills learnt to make jewellery and models of my work and also to make art pieces.

    - Jessie T. (Singapore)

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