From the earliest age, jewelry designer Fernanda Fisher spent hours studying the colorful stones on her little cardboard chart of minerals. As a teen who loved fine art, she enjoyed creating unique compositions in many media including clay, collage, and paint. She then received a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.F.A. from U.S.C.. Subsequently, she attended the California College of Arts and Crafts for graphic design. She worked a freelance graphic designer for several years. Then, in 2001, at the urging of a friend, she attended the Tucson gem show and was immediately transported into a realm that she truly loved. She founded Nandiz Design and began a new career in jewelry. She now sells to galleries and boutiques worldwide. You can see her exclusive 18k line at Manika Jewelry at 11 Maiden Lane in San Francisco.
She is also fortunate to have developed a clientele which accounts for many private commissions and unique one-of-kind pieces. Many of her loyal customers are intrigued by her unique use of color which "is unlike anything else out there". She does many high-end fine art shows around the bay area and is also happy to arrange home parties and trunk shows for commercial or charity purposes.