Hi, I'm Jessica!
I began earning my Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design in 2013 and graduated shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2016. Throughout college, I assisted students of the Fashion Design department as the Student Tutor and I was the Production Manager for a clothing manufacturer called Studio NTK.
I moved to Los Angeles to start a design internship with a small outerwear company that specialized in luxury cashmere called Lan Jaenicke.
Shortly after my internship ended, I started a new position as the Assistant Technical Designer for men's and women's active wear at Skechers. During my time there, I worked with Flex PLM, created grade rules, ran weekly fittings and sent fit comments to vendors overseas. Although I enjoyed my time at Skechers, my heart was set on becoming a creative designer.
I am currently the Assistant Designer for a women's clothing brand that specializes in silks. Within a month of being hired, I was asked to take a promotion that came with the second title of Product Development Manager. The Creative Director and Head Designer and I share the tasks of developing collections and the textile designs that they're inspired by. I create all CADs and line sheets for each collection as well as communicate garment construction to vendors overseas. I also assist with styling at quarterly photo shoots and participate in trade shows. Much of the work in my portfolio comes from my experience at this company.
I'm looking for new opportunites to expand my contemporary design skills and create with a company that fosters growth. I look forward to hearing from you!