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Dana Buscaglia

jewelry designer, CAD modelmaker, instructor

Dana Buscaglia’s 40+ years of experience in jewelry ranges over more than one segment of the jewelry industry.

From designing and executing her own line of contemporary jewelry for 13 years, Dana branched out into freelance design for the more commercial side of the jewelry industry, first in England and then in New York.

Feeling the need for industry experience from within a jewelry company, Dana took a design job at Jacmel Jewelry and then at Avon.  Both of these experiences brought exposure to different worlds of jewelry design and production within the mass production mainstream side of the jewelry industry.

As outsourcing became important, involving the transmission of accurate product design and description to contractors all over the world, Dana became interested in Computer Aided Design for the purpose of easily and accurately transmitting drawings and layouts.

She became adept at AutoCAD and then branched into the Rhinoceros software because of its ability to create both drafted 2D drawings and 3-dimensional models.  She has since worked both in-house and as a freelance CAD modelmaker.  Dana’s design experience is an advantage when translating the work of other designers into technical drawings and layouts or into 3-dimensional digital models for prototyping.

Dana has also become a licensed Rhinoceros instructor and teaches Computer Aided Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She has published 3 Rhino for Jewelry textbooks.

Dana served as President of the Jewelry Design Professionals’ Networking (JDPN) for over 10 years.