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Jenny Wu
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Apparel & Fashion, Technology
Personal Career Headline:
LACE Founder & Design Director

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Career Snapshot:

Jenny Wu is the founder and design director of LACE by Jenny Wu, one of the leading 3D printed jewelry brand specializing in 3D printing stainless steel and precious metal statement pieces. Since its launch in 2014, LACE has been widely featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Los Angeles Times, etc. Her pieces have been worn by celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Lucy Liu, Jessica Alba, and Christina Aguilera. The LACE by Jenny Wu collection reflects Wu’s architectural aesthetic, marrying line-based geometry with intricate organic movement to create avant-garde designs with high level of digital refinement. Her work, the Catena Necklace in steel, was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in their permanent collection.

Wu is also the partner at the Los Angeles based, award winning architecture firm, Oyler Wu Collaborative, which she founded in 2004 with Dwayne Oyler. The firm is recognized for its experimentation in design, material research, and fabrication, and was the winner of 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record. Wu received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and Masters of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a member of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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My Daily Thoughts:

Goal of the Day: Make it better than yesterday

Tip of the Day: Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

Los Angeles has great energy, sunshine and … Actually everything you want is here in LA.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Sqirl Restaurant, the best brunch spot in LA!

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Start with coffee, end with water

What should everyone try at least once?

Foreign land

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In our garden

How do you motivate others?

Ideally lead by example

My Biggest Success?

Being a female entrepreneur and a mother to two beautiful boys.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My partner Dwayne Oyler, Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Couric.

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