My grandmothers began teaching me how to sew when I was 5. My entire life has been spent studying and practicing the art and skill of being a Freelance and Fine Textile Artist, Designer, Costumer, Quilter and Fabricator. I have expert skills in concept development, hand illustration, technical illustration, creating industry ready technical packages, complex patterning, draping, sewn construction, fitting, alteration, repair, quilting, knitting, weaving, dying and painting. I design "Moonchilde: Heirloom Quality Ritual Clothing, Sacred Objects and Art to Wear by Hand". Previous projects include: "OWL Artisan Apparel & Accessories from Stage to Ceremony" and "Uniform: Clothing That Works". Inspiration is derived from textile art and design history, green design, music, critical theory, anthropology, myth, fairy tales, mysticism, geometry & physics. I always take a sustainable approach to design. I work out of my well equipped textile studio in Portland, Oregon or on location.

Work Samples

  • Hand Loom Weaving

  • Technical Illustration

  • Large Scale Textile Installation

Work History

LINKEDIN: EMAIL: Jessica Leigh Rogers Freelance and Fine Textile Artist, Designer, Costumer, Quilter and Fabricator 05/1986- present New Jersey, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, OR Large Scale Textile Installation Client: International House, 08/2012-08/2013 Berkeley, CA Cinderbiter Puppet costume fabricator 04/2012-08/2012 San Francisco, CA OWL Artisan Apparel and Accessories sole founder/ designer of artisan apparel & accessories 04/2004-present Portland, OR Laika Entertainment Puppet costume fabricator 07/2010-10/2011 Portland, OR Owlhaus Co-founder/ co-designer of artisan apparel line with Ginger McCabe 9/2009-10/2010 Portland, OR Ellington Leather Junior handbag designer 01/2006-12/2006 Portland, OR Uniform clothing and boutique Co-founder, co-designer of utilitarian street-wear fashion line 01/2001-10/2003 Portland, OR Smylonylon Assistant to designer, boutique keeper 05/1994-07/1996 New York City Scott Adam Design Cosmetic bag designer 05/1992-03/1993 New York City


  • Portland Art Institute

    • BS Apparel Design
    • 2000 - 2005
  • School of Visual Arts

    • Fine Arts Fine Arts
    • 1991 - 1993
  • High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

    • HS diploma Fine Arts
    • 1989 - 1991



Extracurricular figure drawing for practice and fun, current


Volunteer: *Portland Art Museum *Special Art for Special Kids *Magnet Summer Art Program *Portland Progressive Quilter’s Collective Screen Printing Apprenticeships: *Mision Grafica *The Fabric Workshop Small Business Internship: *Anya Gorson