About the Designer
GRACE GONZÁLEZ, raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration from the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and her Masters Degree in Visual Communication Design from The Pratt Institute in New York. While studying at Pratt she founded a Jewelry Design Company in Puerto Rico alongside her business partner that took her to create collections that where showcased in Henri Bendel, Nanette Lepore and in prestigious boutiques and department stores in her native island.
Seeking new challenges and to grow as a designer, she moved from Puerto Rico to the Big Apple in October 2011, to work as a Jewelry Designer for companies such as Haskell Jewels: Lord &Taylor, Sunflower Jewelry; JCrew, Stella & Dot and Burch Creative Capital. In 2014, her journey to reach the next level in her creative process led her to create the line she had always envisioned, Grace Gonzalez New York.
Her new vision, and signature pattern, encompasses the life of a"Latin Gypsy Soul". This wanderlust Traveler is inspired by all that she sees and everything that surrounds her. Every moment and experience contributes to her on-going growth as a designer and is reflected in all the collections she creates.
Special Thanks to:
Her family in Puerto Rico and New York who always stood by her. Especially to her mother and grandmother who are a constant source of inspiration, love, guidance and support. And also to the Tory Burch Foundation and the Women Entrepreneurship Program with Goldman Sachs thru which she was able to make her dream a reality.