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 studied Fine Arts seriously from age 14-24, then switched focus to Apparel Design. I have expert skills in concept development, hand illustration, technical illustration, textile print design, bag design, 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: www.linkedin.com/pub/jessica-leigh-rogers/7/5/aa1 EMAIL: owl@theowlhole.com 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

Education

  • 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

Specialties

Affiliations

Extracurricular figure drawing for practice and fun, current

Awards

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

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