Innovation Protocol: Senior Designer (current)
Innovation Protocol: Designer
i.d.e.a.: Junior Designer
Transworld Snowboarding: Design Intern
USC Ski & Snowboard Team: Officer
Los Angeles Marathon
Hi. I’m Jess. I grew up in a tiny town on the outskirts of San Diego, bored out of my mind. Having nothing but nature in the backyard, I learned to be creative with what I had. I taught myself to knit when I was 10 and by age 18, was designing and knitting my own sweaters. In 2008, I was offered a full-tuition merit scholarship to USC, only 1 of 100 awarded that year, which I enthusiastically accepted.
At USC, I joined the ski and snowboard team and spent my weekends in the snow in Mammoth Lakes, California. After long days in the snow, I would curl up by the fire with my laptop and make things with what I had: photos, illustrations, drawings, vectors. I created shirts, graphics, and a brand identity for the team, and became fascinated with the shared experience of all of us, together, representing our own identities through this team.
After graduation, I spent two years at i.d.e.a. in San Diego, working for hospitality clients, before moving back to the chaos and creativity of Los Angeles. I found her home at Sasha Strauss' Innovation Protocol, creating brand identities for LA-based clients, like Conqur Endurance Group, Lowe Enterprises, and Bouqs, as well as projects for international clients, including Google, Disney, NXP, PayPal, and NASA.
Outside of work, I love taking the train along the coast to San Diego, hiking increasingly tall mountains, and dreaming up my next design project.