Snou, Lucía N Nieves Cortés


Lucia Nieves Cortés was born 1976 in Puerto Rico, a beautiful island in the Caribbean. Nieves, her family name, translates to English as snow, ironic coming from a tropical island. The name has been translated back and fort, from Spanish to English to Spanglish, a reflection of constant movement. Travels and journeys have taken Ms. Nieves to many other countries, cultures and climates. After studying architecture and living some years abroad in Holland and México, the roads of life led this promising designer from her Caribbean origins to the old continent. In Germany she learned the old traditions of goldsmithing in the prestigious Zeichenakademie Hanau, a jewelry school with a 255 year tradition where she finished a three and a half year program in Jewelry Fabrication and Jewelry Design. Experimenting with unusual materials and unorthodox techniques, playing with color and clear simple geometries are her trademarks. snou*, her workshop and label, is based in Berlin, currently one of Europe's most exciting cultural hubs. Her creations are sold internationally and have been featured in many exhibitions and publications.


  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewelry Design


  • InDesign
  • Art History
  • Photoshop
  • Metalsmithing
  • Illustrator