Monique Espino is an Architectural Technologist at Stantec Architecture Ltd. and creator of Lovely Moons, a locally-based jewelry line. She completed her degree in Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba and has been immersed in the Architectural realm since 2006. Lovely Moons emerged from her enthusiasm in design and her desire to do something creative on a smaller scale. Her process is rooted in exploring possible combinations in various shapes, colour and materials, while creating a harmony in the overall jewelry design. Monique continues to find a fulfilling balance between technical responsibilities from her professional career and creative pursuits in jewelry-making as well as her involvement in the craft and design community.