Jewelry Design Course Mentors


Jewelry Design Course Mentors

  • Haley Mindes

    Haley Mindes

    Haley Mindes studied for her BFA at Hartford Art School, after which she traveled to Florence, Italy, where she discovered her passion for creating jewelry. The combination of her graphic design background and jewelry-making passion launched a successful photo charm business selling nationally to small boutiques.

  • Alicia Goodwin

    Alicia Goodwin

    A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Alicia has been designing jewelry for most of her life. She now runs her own jewelry line, Lingua Nigra and teaches hands on classes spaces across New York City.

  • Dori Eisenhauer

    Dori Eisenhauer

    Dori Eisenhauer is a New York City based jewelry designer. Dori studied design at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA. Soon after she moved to New York City and continued her jewelry design studies at the 92nd Street Y as well as under Donna Distefano, former resident goldsmith at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Serena Van Rensselaer

    Serena Van Rensselaer

    Serena Van Rensselaer grew up in New Jersey and studied Art History and Cultural Anthropology before re-visiting her childhood passion of jewelry design in San Miguel DÂ’Allende, Mexico. It was there that she took her first metal class and fell in love with the creative process. Serena worked, studied and traveled to Europe and the Caribbean, honing her skills as a metal smith.

About Our Mentor Program

The New York Institute of Art and Design is the only online school that gives you access to a professional designer who will act as your teacher and mentor.

You will benefit from a personal relationship just like you would get in the classroom. Our mentors are there to answer your questions via phone or email at every turn.

In addition, you will submit projects throughout the course which will be evaluated by your teacher. They are there to help you improve as you master the craft.