Ela Cindoruk was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1963. She now lives and works in Istanbul. Having received a Bachelor of Arts Industrial Design degree at Middle East Technical University, she later studied Jewelry and Metals at Parsons’ School of Design in New York. Ela Cindoruk is current partner of ‘elacindoruknazanpak’ jewelry studio and gallery in Istanbul, which she co-founded in 1993. Alongside her work as a jewelry maker, she has designed products and lecturing at Istanbul Bilgi University and Istanbul Technical University. As a jewelry maker and designer Ela Cindoruk, participates both national and international exhibitions and her work is showcased at galleries throughout the world. Exhibition highlights include "Turkish Delight" Exhibition in Pergamon Museum in 2008 Berlin, the V & V Gallery “orna-mental” Exhibition in 2007 Vienna, Wallpaper* GlobalEdit06 in Milan, participated fashion shows/exhibitions “Garde-robes” and “Gooood Food” both at the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial 2006.