Jessica Smith

Fibers professor


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


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

Awards, recognitions 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"