B. S. ’03 (College of Design)
Alumni Association Member
After graduating with a B.S. in Interior Design, Yen spent nearly a decade working at various architecture firms as an interior designer. Creating jewelry or “miniature sculptures” had started as a fun hobby for her, but soon she realized that it was becoming her passion. When the recession hit in 2009, being laid off presented an exciting opportunity for her to launch her jewelry business Yen Chee Design. These experiences, along with international travels, have forged her path to create modern, unique, high-quality pieces that she personally designs and fabricates in her studio in Golden Valley, MN. Yen is guided by the principles of creating jewelry that make women feel beautiful, confident, and empowered. Her love of natural gemstones and their metaphysical properties, is evident in her designs which are often focused on enhancing overall health and well-being.