I'm a writer, editorial director, and multifaceted creative based outside Chicago.
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.
I earned my Master of Arts in Costume Studies at New York University in 2018 and a GIA Applied Jewelry Professional diploma in 2020.
These days, I'm a Director of Editorial at a digital marketing agency. I'm also working on a variety of creative projects, from art and sewing to writing. Here, I'm sharing stories about my past projects and current endeavors.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
With a decade of experience in marketing, writing, and content creation, I'm employed as a Director of Editorial. I oversee a global team of remote writers at Brafton, a content marketing agency.
I do freelance content writing and editing work and have kept up with several blogs over the years. I'm currently publishing articles about multifaceted creativity on Substack.
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.
2023 - present
DIRECTOR OF EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL MANAGER, 2021 - 2023
SENIOR EDITORIAL SPECIALIST, 2021
SENIOR WRITER, 2020 - 2021
CONTENT WRITER, 2019 - 2020
Brafton, Chicago and fully remote
2019 - present
FREELANCE WRITER + EDITOR
Content Writer for NPAccel, 2023
Copy Editor for NPAccel, 2021 - 2022
Content Creator for WikiHow, 2019
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