Jes Switaj's Profile
I'm originally from Harrisburg, PA, where I never gave a single thought to being a designer. After high school I moved to Phoenix where I had several different career aspirations, including doctor of natural medicine and music producer. One day a friend of mine showed me a purse she had made. Literally a rectangle folded in half with a cord strap. I thought "That looks fun and I can totally do it better." Another friend just happened to mention she was taking a fashion course at the local college. I signed up for the next semester and never looked back.
I attended Phoenix College where I received an A.A.S. in Fashion design and also worked for 3 semesters as a teacher's assistant in all level of hands-on construction classing. In 2007 I was awarded the first ever Scottsdale Fashion Week Designer of the Year award. In 2008 I moved to NYC. It was somewhere I never even thought about living…
- Born on November 15
- Joined December 29, 2005