JESSICA BARKER

I'm an intellectually curious, creatively driven content marketer, fine jewelry designer, and fashion media scholar based outside of Chicago, IL.

 
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ABOUT ME

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

CONTENT CREATION

With eight years' experience in marketing, writing, and content creation, I'm currently employed as an Editorial Manager where I oversee a team of writers at Brafton, a content marketing agency.

JEWELRY DESIGN

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.

SCHOLARSHIP

As an independent scholar, I study the representation of fashion, textiles, and cosmetics in the media. My research has been published, presented, and exhibited.

 
 

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.

Brafton Client

RESUME HIGHLIGHTS

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2021 - present

EDITORIAL MANAGER

Brafton, Chicago

SENIOR EDITORIAL SPECIALIST, 2021

SENIOR WRITER, 2020 - 2021

CONTENT WRITER, 2019 - 2020

2019

CONTENT CREATOR

WikiHow, remote from Chicago

2018

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

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT

80WSE Gallery, New York

2016 - 2017

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Mac Properties, Chicago

2015 - 2016

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Cision, Chicago

2014 - 2015

MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

The History Factory, Chicago

2012 - 2014

WRITING TUTOR

DePaul University, Chicago

 
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CONTACT ME

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 jessica-barker@att.net.

 

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