Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

  • B.F.A., painting/drawing, University of Washington, 1994
  • M.F.A., textile/fibers, University of Kansas, 2002
First year at SCAD:



Invitation to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial, Design Life Now

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAD Presidential Fellowship, Summer 2010; ICFF Editors Award for Best Design School, 2008, "Designed Conversation," lead faculty for student collaborative project with Union Mission, Savannah, Georgia; WOO Grant, Leway Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004


Design History Society, Textile Society, SECAC

Publications and presentations

Transnational Artisan Partnership (TAPS) in Cambodia, a three-year collaborative project presented in parts at the Society for Economic Anthropology's annual conference in 2009, "Weaving Across Time and Space: The Political Economy of Textiles," and at the Design History Society's 2009 conference, "Writing Design: Object, Process, Discourse"

Previous Positions

Designer of textiles used in the home, which are both hand and digitally printed, as well as Dobby and Jacquard woven, specializing in the redesign of historic conversational motifs with a subversive twist; wallpaper patterns licensed to Studio Printworks, LLC

Courses Taught

  • FIBR 306 History of Fabric
  • FIBR 310 Images on Fabric
  • FIBR 312 Screen Printing
  • FIBR 318 Computer-aided Surface Design
  • FIBR 416 Digital Textile Printing
  • FIBR 738 Contemporary Theory in Fibers