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About Teong Yan Ni : She loves collecting sea-shells, outgoing, love art and craft works since young. Even though, art was her favorite subject in school, this hasn't brought her to university. With a myth thinking in her mind that artist can't survive in her country, she decided to take on Marketing major and graduated in Chartered Institute of Marketing from university. After 15 years of working in the corporate, she decided to have her mid-life career changed. Her passion reunited, and she started as a hobby, as a pearl lovers and therefore she enrolled with few classes such as beading as a beginner step. She went on seriously in building her new career after her designs was supported by friends and family. She took on more in-depth study on pearl and jewelry design. During the courses, she found out that she recapped with her artist's hand and coped with the art coursework very well. She felt so blessed to reunited again with her hidden talent. She is a person who loves nature. She always has some imagination and curiosity when she felt so good about nature, until she wanted to express it into jewelry form. She can get inspire by outdoor environment and her ideas can spikes anytime. She likes to perform irregular shape because this is her. She doesn't like rules, routine work, easily get bored with same task and bounded with a lot of restriction in life. She set-up her own designer studio emphasizing on jewelry designer services and custom-jewelry which she would like as custom jewelry wouldn't have much duplication. She likes creating and testing new design, and as much as challenges coming along, she learn a lot along the way too. She is serving niche market and people whom appreciate her work. From her current role, she enjoyed much everyday and she doesn't feel it is like a job. She has so much energy to feel motivated to work everyday until she got overwhelmed next day. Well, next day is another good day. What inspired her? Oprah Winfrey, Cally Kwong, Wallace Chan, Jimmy Choo and Zang Toi. Her dream is to get recognize internationally someday.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is about emotional art of expression. It is so unique, unable to duplicate the moments, thus idea is very natural and origin, no right or wrong in designing, is all about design elements. I believed in expressing my art through jewelry and wearing the unique design piece of jewelry is not only an accessories but an expression. A good design can make a wearer feel engaged to the piece, therefore, confident, status, personality can be portrayed.

ORGANIZATION:
Juwelen Design

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Bank clerk (back-office) Finance, banking, insurance

EDUCATION:
2002, Post-Graduate Diploma, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
2015, Jewelry Design and Pearl Graduate, Gemological Institute of America, Bangkok, Thailand.
2016, Jewelry Manufacturing Art, Jewellery & Gemological Science, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

EXPERIENCE:
2002 - 2004, Key Account Sales, Saggio, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
2004 - 2007, Dealer Sales, DiGi Telecommunication, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
2007 - 2010, Senior Executive Sales, AmBank Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2010 - 2013, Relationship Manager, Citibank Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2013 - 2015, Assistant Vice President, CIMB Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2015 - Present, Chief Designer, Juwelen Design, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2017, "Art Beyond Fashion", Malaysia Fashion Week, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2019, “Ivy Teong Jewelry & Gem Event”, Kelab Golf Negara Subang, Selangor, Malaysia

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2019, “A’ Design Winners Exhibition”, A’ Design Award & Competition, Museum Of Outstanding Design, Como, Italy.
2020, “Design The Future”, Interdesign Timisoara, Romania
2020, Muestra Virtual Conference, Panama
2021, Muestra Virtual Conference, Panama

EVENTS:
2019, “Ivy Teong Jewelry & Gem Event”, Kelab Golf Negara Subang, Selangor, Malaysia

AWARDS:
2019, Silver, Bronze, Iron by A' Design Award & Competition
2019, Luster Award, by Cultured Pearl Association of America
2021, Silver Award, by MUSE Design Awards, New York

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, "Kilauan Mutiara (Pearl Luster)", Berita Harian (Newspaper), Aura pages 1 - 2, March Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2019, "Expressing Art Through Jewelry", Malaysian SME, page 25, 19 Jan - 1 Feb, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2019, “A Blossom-ing Victory: Malaysian Jewelry Designer Carves Her Name in Italy”, Reuters.com, 29 July 19, London, UK.
2019, “Malaysian Jewelry Designer Carves Her Name in Italy”, Citizens Journal cj.my, 23 Aug 2019
2019, “Malaysian Designer”, Sin Chew Jit Poh, 9 Sep 19, Malaysia
2019, “Dazzling Daisies”, The Star, 18 Oct 19, KL
2019, “Events and Awards”, nationaljeweler.com, US, Nov 19
2019, “Exclusive Interview Jewelry Designer Ivy Teong”, AFO Radio, 5 Nov 19, KL
2019, “Interview with Teong Yan Ni”, Designer.org, 14 Nov 19, Italy
2019, “Ivy Teong makes Malaysia proud”, Malaysia SME, 23 Nov 19, KL
2020, “Feature”, Nanyang Siang Pau Newspaper, 10 Mar 19
2020, “Mutiara inspirasi cakerawala”, Utusan Malaysia, 23 July 20, KL
2020, “Inspirasi bunga memikat rasa”, Utusan Malaysia, 29 July 20, KL
2021, “Interview with Ivy Teong”, museworld.com, US
2021, “Successful People in Malaysia”, Britishpedia Publishing, UK

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
None

BOOKS:
None

ACCOLADES:
Associate by World Design Consortium

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Malay (Native)
Cantonese (Native)
English (Near Native)
Mandarin (Beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Microsoft Office, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2015, "References, Masters & Standard in Gemology", Gemological Institute of America, Bangkok, Thailand.
2015, Jewelry Design by Matrix, Gemological Institute of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand.
2015, Pearl Threading, Gemological Australia Association, Melbourne, Australia.
2015, "Ruby & Spinel Treatment", GIA Alumni Association of America, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2016, Sapphire Expedition, GIA Alumni Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2017, "Think of Pearls, Think of Japan", Japan Pearl Promotion Society, Hong Kong, China.
2017, "Synthetic Diamond & Its Identification", Malaysia International Jewelry Fair, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2017, Jade Market, 3rd Asia Alumni Conference, GIA Alumni Association of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan.
2018, "Colors & Pearls", Gemological Institute of America, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2018, "Step by step to Identify Diamond", Gemological Institute of Thailand, Singapore.
2018, "Ruby & Sapphire Treatment", Gemological Institute of Thailand, Singapore.

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2015, "Fluorence in Diamonds", "South Sea Pearl Farming", Sunstone Odyssey, 1st Asia Conference, GIA Alumni Association of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2016, "The Dozen Dominant Design Direction of Fine Jewelry", "Jewelry Trend & Design", "Material Innovation & Design Led Production Integration to Jewelry Hub AEC", "Dynamic Art, Dynamic Nature", "Intrapreneur vs Entrepreneur In Jewelry" and other gemstones and gemology education & field trips, The 5th International Gem & Jewelry Conference, Gemological Institute of Thailand, Pattaya, Thailand.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2015, GIA Alumni Association of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

COLLECTIONS:
None

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2021, A' Design Competition, Como/Italy

HOBBIES:
Hiking, spa, sauna, hotspring, reading, social, gardening, yoga and movies.

WEB SITE:
www.juwelendesign.com, www.juwelendesign.blogspot.com, https://ivyteong123.wixsite.com/website

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.juwelendesign.com

RSS URL:
www.juwelendesign.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-12-04 14:24:06

COUNTRY:
Malaysia

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Teong Yan Ni


Blue Daisy Multifunctional Pendant

A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2018
Teong Yan Ni for Ivy Teong
Blue Daisy Multifunctional Ring

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2018
Teong Yan Ni for Ivy Teong
Blue Daisy Multifunctional Earrings

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2018
Teong Yan Ni for Ivy Teong

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