Meet the Designer and founder: Juli Hales
Juli’s passion for design was sparked at an early age when she began designing and creating her own jewelry in elementary school. She fostered her love of good design by working in upscale boutiques throughout high school and college. She expanded her formal knowledge by studying design and architecture at the University of Texas.
Juli owned and operated a small chain of eclectic boutiques in Dallas for over 10 years. During this time she began producing and selling her line of Julio Designs jewelry exclusively in her boutiques. These designs were a perfect complement to the clothing lines offered.
With the birth of her son, Juli decided to turn her full attention to design and production of jewelry and accessories. In addition to the design and production of her own line, Julio Designs, Juli has provided design and production assistance to numerous other designers including Sally Davison, Coley and T.A.G., Eve Reid, Elizabeth Showers, Delight Van Dame and Darian Thomas Designs. Julio Designs was a first round nominee in 2005 for the prestigious Dallas Fashion Award.
In 2015, Juli made the decision to expand Julio Designs beyond handmade jewelry and added customized, printed graphics on apparel and home goods.