OUR TALENT NETWORK YOU ARE WELCOME TO COLLABORATE WITH

If you’re a company or individual with a project in mind, a product to design, browse through our list of students and choose who you want to work with! We will connect you with the student of your choice, and we will provide support all through the process of making your idea a reality.

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Our students have a variety of specializations ranging from embroidery, pottery, printmaking, engraving, accessories design,  jewelry making and much more. To learn more about each student and their speciality, you can click on their photo and read their bio. Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected], and we will put you in touch with the student that best fits your needs. Our students are eager to collaborate with both individuals and businesses, both big and small.

Talents

Sona Hambardzumyan

accessories, fashion 

In 2016, I began studying fashion design at the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia. In parallel with my studies, I joined TUMO Studios in 2019 and have participated in seven ateliers so far. My favorite was the one in collaboration with the Duperré School in Paris, which, despite its short duration, has taught me a lot. In 2020, I left for a one-year study in France through the exchange program between TUMO Studios and Duperré School, where I am currently studying. After this, I will start transfer my knowledge to my peers at TUMO Studios .

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Wool blanket designed during an atelier with Lenka Kokhoutova.

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Wool blanket designed during an atelier with Lenka Kokhoutova.

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The TUMO Studios bicycle, designed during an atelier with Robin LeChevallier.

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Sona at her station at TUMO Studios.

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Hand-printed scarf inspired by lavash, designed during the atelier with École Duperré.

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Hand-printed scarf inspired by lavash, designed during the atelier with École Duperré.

Margarita Ghazaryan

embroidery 

I was born in the village of Arshaluys in Armavir. In addition to being an artist, I am also a journalist. I first got acquainted with metalworking at TUMO Studios, while improving my embroidery skills, and I try to combine different branches of materials in my art. My source of inspiration is the stories of people from my village, and items that have been passed down from generation to generation in my family. In other words, everything that has a deep history. I try to transform those stories in order to bring them to life through my work.

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Embroidered earrings, designed during an atelier with Anaïde Davoudlarian.

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Embroidered earrings, designed during an atelier with Anaïde Davoudlarian.

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Embroidered earrings, designed during an atelier with Anaïde Davoudlarian.

Argine Torosyan

jewelry, accessories 

I am a designer by trade and graduated from the Faculty of Interior and Exterior Design. I first learned about TUMO Studios and the crochet workshop held there a few years ago. This led me to change my specialization. Participating in various workshops organized by TUMO Studios gave me the opportunity to return to the world of design and crafts. I try to hone my craft and find new means of expression while trying to express what I love and what fascinates me. I am inspired by beauty. For me, beautiful colors, material, and the subject are a basis for inspiration and creation. 

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Chain of Hearts necklace, designed during an atelier with Kairi Sirendi.

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Chain of Hearts necklace, designed during an atelier with Kairi Sirendi.

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Chain of Hearts necklace, designed during an atelier with Kairi Sirendi.

Abel Martirosyan

fashion, accessories 

I am a fashion designer, stylist, and visual merchandiser. I started my journey with TUMO Studios about 2 years ago. My first atelier was on couture embroidery, which I really enjoyed. As I continued, I learned more advanced professional skills in capsule collection, where I created and collaborated with some of the best local designers. I also was able to attend an atelier with French fashion School École Dupperré, and an accessories design atelier with Reza Abedini.

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Pancho, designed during an atelier with Ariga Torosian.

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Pancho, designed during an atelier with Ariga Torosian.

Pancho, designed during an atelier with Ariga Torosian.

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Hand-printed scarf inspired by lavash, designed during an atelier with École Duperré.

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Hand-printed scarf inspired by lavash, designed during an atelier with École Duperré.

Ophelia Azizyan

fashion, accessories 

In 2017, I graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia with a degree in fashion design. Following that, I studied art history. In 2018, I visited TUMO Studios for the first time and discovered a knack for textile design and jewelry making. When I create a new design, I try to take as a basis something forgotten or unnoticed from Armenian culture and give it new life. It’s most important that I can use my knowledge of art history when I am creating new projects. I like the idea that young people learn something new about our culture through my design projects.

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Pillowcase designed during an atelier with the Norwich University of the Arts.

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Pillowcase designed during an atelier with the Norwich University of the Arts.

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Scarf designed during an atelier with Astrid Sarkissisan.

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Scarf designed during an atelier with Astrid Sarkissisan.

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Scarf designed during an atelier with Astrid Sarkissisan.

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Scarf designed during an atelier with Astrid Sarkissisan.

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Kilis earrings designed during an atelier with Anaïde Davoudlarian.

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Kilis earrings designed during an atelier with Anaïde Davoudlarian.

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Ophelia at her station at TUMO Studios.

Lilit Ghazaryan

jewelry, product design 

I am a product and jewelry designer. I studied product and interior design at university before continuing my educational journey in design at TUMO Studios. Having participated in more than 12 workshops gave me an opportunity to learn from leading global designers to create designs of my own. I love working with different materials, learning what they can do, how to use them, and making connections between shape, material, and color. When designing, I try to imagine the person wearing my design, what they like, and what kind of environment they live in.

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One-word earrings designed during an atelier with Reza Abedini and Diana Bou Dakka.

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One-word earrings designed during an atelier with Reza Abedini and Diana Bou Dakka.

Inset necklace, designed during an atelier with Sayumi Yokouchi.

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Spice grinder designed during an atelier with Charles Kalpakian.

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Spice grinder designed during an atelier with Charles Kalpakian.

Root bookmark designed during an atelier with Reza Abedini and Diana Bou Dakka.

Oval tray, designed during an atelier with Charles Kalpakian.

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Symphony of Stones collection, designed during an atelier with Sevan Garo.

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Symphony of Stones collection, designed during an atelier with Sevan Garo.

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Symphony of Stones collection, designed during an atelier with Sevan Garo.

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Half-moon ring, designed during an atelier with Studio Mondocubo.

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Half-moon ring, designed during an atelier with Studio Mondocubo.

Mariam Emeksizian

accessories, fashion 

I received a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Architecture and Design at the French-German Higher Institute of Engineering in Armenia. While attending TUMO Studios’s workshops, I decided to get involved in fashion. Through an exchange program initiated by TUMO Studios, I am continuing my studies in the fashion department at École Duperré in Paris. I’ve always been interested in evolution, and wondered why people develop a taste for certain things. The key driver for me to create something is the human race and the world that surrounds us. I connect my interest in fashion and architecture for a similar purpose: to create context in the modern human story. 

Hazaran Blbul scarf, designed during an atelier with the Norwich University of the Arts.

Hazaran Blbul scarf, designed during an atelier with the Norwich University of the Arts.

Ashkhatank N-1 collection, designed during an atelier with Victor Nouman.

Collection of embroidered patches, designed during an atelier with Niloufar Afnan.

Lily Mehrabyan

fashion, accessories 

I graduated from the Fashion Design Department of the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia. After graduation, I was hired as a lab assistant at the academy, where I worked on a team creating a new educational program. In 2017, during my studies, I started my own fashion clothing brand called MEHRABIAN. I have created several collections, as well as worked on collections in cooperation with different clothing brands. Alongside my work and my brand, I have continued my studies at TUMO Studios. I attended a workshop with École Duperré Paris in 2019, where I discovered a set of new tools, which were essential for my professional career. In July 2020, I was admitted to École Duperré Paris, where I am currently studying.

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Ashkhatank N-1 collection, designed during an atelier with Victor Nouman.

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Ashkhatank N-1 collection, designed during an atelier with Victor Nouman.

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Ashkhatank N-1 collection, designed during an atelier with Victor Nouman.

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Messenger jacket, designed during an atelier with École Duperré.

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Lily at her station at TUMO Studios.

Milena Adamyan

illustration, printmaking 

I am a visual artist, printmaker and photographer. I attended the Academy of Fine Arts, and since 2015, I have specialized in various types of printing techniques, like monotype, linocut, silk-screen, and etching. I have developed a vibrant, abstract aesthetic, incorporating dots, lines and geometric figures, alongside brightly colored plants, flowers, and animal shapes. I am currently working from my studio experimenting with video art, photo collages, and installations.

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Morning Tea, series of prints, created during an atelier with Hassan Zahreddine.

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Morning Tea, series of prints, created during an atelier with Hassan Zahreddine.

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Morning Tea, series of prints, created during an atelier with Hassan Zahreddine.

Martha Minasyan

fashion, accessories 

I am a fashion and textile designer. I studied pharmacy in university, but entered the world of design through the first fashion design workshop at TUMO Center. At TUMO Studios, I have participated in more than 12 workshops, which have given me the opportunity to learn from international designers. I love working with textile material and organic shapes, and I’m always trying to give a story and life to the items I create.

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Bird jacket, designed during an atelier with Niloufar Afnan.

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Bird jacket, designed during an atelier with Niloufar Afnan.

White shirt with birds, designed during an atelier with Missak HajiAvedikian.

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Pomegranate shirt, designed during an atelier with Niloufar Afnan.

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Pomegranate shirt, designed during an atelier with Niloufar Afnan.

Collection of embroidered patches, designed during an atelier with Niloufar Afnan.

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Vintage cutlery and screenprinted placemats, designed during an atelier with Mia Morikawa.

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Vintage cutlery and screenprinted placemats, designed during an atelier with Mia Morikawa.

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Slow-stiched face mask.

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Slow-stiched face mask.

Tigran Mkrtchyan

jewelry 

I am  a painter, artist, teacher and jewelry maker. I love experimenting, and I have tried various roles ranging from electrical engineering and quantum physics, to sculpture and knitting. Currently I’m creating jewelry and promoting my own brand called Orichal Jewelry. In my craft, I try to combine my knowledge of different fields, while mixing techniques and creating new ways of working with different types of materials.

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300° ring, designed during an atelier with Laura Sansonnetti.

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300° ring, designed during an atelier with Laura Sansonnetti.

Tigran at his station at TUMO Studios.

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Cinnamon choker and bracelet, designed during an atelier with Keef Palas.

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Cinnamon choker and bracelet, designed during an atelier with Keef Palas.

Lilit Aramyan

jewelry, product design 

I’m a designer and I graduated from the Industrial Design Department at the Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts. I have had more than 3 years of working experience in the field and have worked as the chief designer in an architecture firm. My passion is creating simple yet unique products with deep meaning and functionality. I welcome any and all forms of collaboration.

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Opera set, designed during an atelier with Laia Varela.

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Opera set, designed during an atelier with Laia Varela.

Opera set, designed during an atelier with Laia Varela.

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Funnel Drop earrings, designed during an atelier with Laura Sansonneti.

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Funnel Drop earrings, designed during an atelier with Laura Sansonneti.

Zvartnots Trivets, designed during an atelier with the Norwich University of the Arts.

Zvartnots Trivets, designed during an atelier with the Norwich University of the Arts.

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Liana Khatchatryan

jewelry 

I’m interested in jewelry-making, pottery, eco-printing, and knitting. I am always ready to experiment and try new styles, and I like using my imagination to create innovative designs. I enjoy jewelry-making as I can transfer my emotions and thoughts into the material. Natural forms, such as flora and fauna, inspire me; I like to take them and transform them into minimalistic images and shapes.

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Sheeted ring, designed during an atelier with Sayumi Yokouchi.

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Sheeted ring, designed during an atelier with Sayumi Yokouchi.

Sheeted ring, designed during an atelier with Sayumi Yokouchi.

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Accordion Necklace, designed during an atelier with Anaide Davoudlarian.

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Accordion Necklace, designed during an atelier with Anaide Davoudlarian.

Ani Petrosyan

ceramics 

I have loved to create since I was a child. When I was 11, I began collecting wood, which I would use as a canvas on which I would paint. However, for the past five years, I have focused on pottery.  After being a participant in the Arabkir Youth House pottery group, I continued my studies at the Henrik Igityan National Center for Aesthetics, before continuing at the Open University Department of Fine Arts. Following graduation, I taught pottery to children with autism, which gave the kids an artistic outlet.

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Monochromatic Serving Plate, designed during an atelier with Bisila Noha.

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Monochromatic Serving Plate, designed during an atelier with Bisila Noha.

Brocade Serving Plate, designed during an atelier with Bisila Noha.