Stitching my immortality into existence
I'm originally from Harrisburg, PA, where I never gave a single thought to being a designer. For years I thought I wanted to go to school for music journalism. 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. it was simply a sparkly rectangle folded in half with a cord strap. I thought "That looks fun and I bet I can totally do it better." Shortly after, 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. It just suddenly became an option. Now I can't imagine living anywhere else, the opportunities are so endless!
Sewing and creating are my life and I love every single second of what I do. I take great pride in my designs and part of me goes into every item I make. All of my purses, neckties and apparel are of my own design, from patterns I make from scratch. I work hard to cultivate a unique and interesting aesthetic which I love unleashing upon the world! I get so excited about every single item I sell and sending it on its way to its new owner. I like to think that the things I design will outlast my lifetime, and in doing so I am extending my existence. Not infinitely of course, but just a worthwhile little bit.
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I'm a fashion and accessory designer with a love of bright colors, bold designs, and beautiful fabrics. I find inspiration in nature, the universe, and the awesome notion of being alive. I create my designs to share my love of the arts with others.
Find jesswitaj at the following upcoming market!
Etsy NY's 9th Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave
New York, NY
The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade hosts thousands of shoppers each year and has become a New York City winter tradition for those looking for local and unexpected holiday products. Comprised of members from the Etsy NY Team, this holiday market showcases a selection of handmade wares including jewelry, greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, gifts for baby, and more from indie vendors all based in the tri-state area.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I collect sales tax on any purchases from NY state residents and this is automatically calculated at check-out.
All domestic orders are shipped via USPS Priority mail with delivery confirmation. International purchases are normally shipped standard airmail. I am willing to ship International Priority but it will be a significant increase in cost, as I.P. mail starts at around $19. If you would like your item shipped in a different manner than I normally do just let me know and I will revise your invoicing.
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I would love to work with you!