I'm an intellectually curious, creatively driven content marketer, fine jewelry designer, and fashion media scholar based outside of Chicago, IL.
Born in England and raised stateside, I earned my Bachelor’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago where I studied communication and media, theatrical costume design, and history. In 2018, I earned my Master of Arts in Costume Studies at New York University and have since relocated back to my favorite city.
These days, I'm an editorial manager at a digital marketing agency. I'm also designing fine jewelry and developing independent research. Here, I'm sharing stories about my past projects and current endeavors.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I recently launched Nine Golden Swans, a fine jewelry brand specializing in 14K recycled gold and ethically sourced gems. Plus, I became a GIA Applied Jewelry Professional in 2020.
Super impressed with the first articles from Jessica! They're very well-researched, informational, and educational. There's a good touch of entertainment and humor, too.
2021 - present
SENIOR EDITORIAL SPECIALIST, 2021
SENIOR WRITER, 2020 - 2021
CONTENT WRITER, 2019 - 2020
WikiHow, remote from Chicago
INTERIM COSTUME SHOP MANAGER
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York
2016 - 2018
PROGRAM ASSISTANT + SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
NYU Costume Studies, New York
2017 - 2018
80WSE Gallery, New York
2016 - 2017
Mac Properties, Chicago
2015 - 2016
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
2014 - 2015
MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
The History Factory, Chicago
2012 - 2014
DePaul University, Chicago
You can find me on Instagram at @jessicarbarker and @ninegoldenswans, or curled up with a cat and a cuppa outside of Chicago. Feel free to e-mail comments, questions, or collaboration ideas to email@example.com.