Noyalon and Staying True to Her Designer DNA
A graduate of Shenkar College of Art, Design and Engineering in Israel, Noy Alon started her one-of-a-kind statement piece jewelry line in 2013. All pieces are handcrafted by Noy in her studio just outside of Tel-aviv. Read on for a short and sweet Q&A with Noyalon.
In a couple of sentences, tell me where you are from and what you do.
I'm a jewelry designer, maker and a 2nd year student at M. Design in Shenkar college. I'm from Israel and I can definitely say that where I live plays a part in my work and process. As an artist or a designer you are living and working in an environment that gives you inspiration, motivation, ideas and aesthetics.
What does a typical day look like for you?
There is no typical day :) usually I start with working at my jewelry bench and from there I move to my laptop, tablet phone for social media and PR work and emails.
What is one of the biggest hurdles that you’ve overcome and how did you do it?
It probably has to be designing a commercial line from my graduation project at Shenkar.
What are your favorite materials to work with and why?
I love to work with different materials and colors from polymer, car paint, enamel, oxid, silver, gold and brass.
What is the biggest artistic breakthrough that you’ve had recently?
Recently I exhibited at the Florence Biennale in Italy and won 1st place in the art jewelry category, which is a great achievement for me.
Do you have a design philosophy or a set of values that applies to your work?
My philosophy is to always create interesting, innovating and unique jewelry and objects. Things that have meaning and have an artistic value.
If you could give another designer advice for success in running your own business what would it be?
I think you should always stay true to yourself and your designer DNA because that is what makes you genuine. If you feel it's right it will be.
What does the future hold for you? Whats your next project? Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
I'm currently working on my next collection so hopefully I will get to showcase my work around the world.
Check out Noyalon to see more of her work.