JESSICA SMULDERS COHEN

STUDIO SUPPORT

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About me

 

Jess (the weaver) is a recent graduate from her masters degree in Sustainable Design at Kingston University, which has shaped the way she views the making world, culminating in her thesis project, A Fibreshed for London (see vimeo), which explored the potential of establishing Greater London as a natural textile producing bioregion (think watershed). Furthermore, given her background in woven textiles following her BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths, she appreciates the industry as an insider and possesses great attention to techniques, pattern and colour. Her writing practice has furthermore led her to research many areas of the world from the point of view of their woven textile traditions, including the Kente cloth of Ghana, which will feature in her next piece (soon to be published in the next special issue of Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture).

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Craft
  • Woven
  • Administration
  • Assistant
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Office Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Environment
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

2016

Operations Manager

The New Craftsmen

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Team Administrator and Finance Officer for team of 15, based in Mayfair showroom. Skills exercised included InDesign; Xero, cin7 and Datamolino software; vibrant office management; HR and bookkeeping.

2016

Studio Manager

Architecture 00

Aug 2015 - Feb 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Studio support (including administration, bookkeeping) in the form of creative office manager with fellow architectural practice Studio Weave (together a team of 25)

2014

Retail Account Manager

TOAST

Nov 2013 - Jul 2014
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Supervisor of the Kings Road pop-up shop (management team of two, myself included - retail staff of 8)

Education

2015

MA Sustainable Design

Kingston University

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
  • London, UK
  • Distinction

2012

BA(Hons) Fine Art Practice

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
  • London, UK
  • 2.1

2008

Art and Design Foundation Diploma, Classical Civilisations, English Literature and Language

Falmouth University

Sep 2007 - May 2008
  • Falmouth, UK
  • Distinction

2007

Diploma of the International Baccalaureate

St George's British International School

Oct 2001 - Jun 2007
  • Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • 43 points