Jude trained as a painter at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. His strong interest in fashion has always influenced his artwork, as he combined his fine art skill with a love of handicraft and workmanship to create wearable works of art.
Jude has sold his one-off and exclusive accessories through various independent designer boutiques in Melbourne and Singapore, and creates bespoke, made to order pieces for clients. He has also held a solo exhibition showcasing his jewelry alongside paintings and costume pieces.
Jude draws from a myriad of influences for his work. High art, street art, pop culture, haute couture, costume,exotic flora and fauna. He borrows liberally from many sources, creating a heady concoction from which he is inspired.'
(pictures via http://www.designbyjude.com/)