Jessica Smith

  • B.F.A., painting/drawing, University of Washington, 1994
  • M.F.A., textile/fibers, University of Kansas, 2002


Jessica Smith | Fibers professor

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

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

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"