The Jessica T Team
The Jessica T Brand
Founded in 2011, Jessica T i s the culmination of a decade-long love of all things fashion for Brisbane-based designer and Creative Design Director, Jessica Russ.
Always possessing an interest and flair for fashion, Jessica’s pivotal moment arrived with a fashion unit in her high school senior design class. At the tender age of 16, she had found her true calling.
Following graduation from high school, Jessica was accepted into the inaugural year of QUT’s new BFA Fashion Design Degree, studying alongside the likes of George Wu and Gail Reed (Gail Sorronda). By the time Jessica had graduated with Honors in 2004, she had completed a 3 month internship in Hong Kong, and was the first QUT Fashion Design student to gain full time employment in the fashion industry.
Working for the next 4 years with a large multi-national retailer, Jessica’s role in ladies buying was the perfect beginning to learn from the ground up just how a large fashion house operates.
Seeking a new challenge, Jessica then accepted a role as a Product Developer with a niche wholesaler in West End (Brisbane’s fashion district). The creative freedom allowed by the role enabled her to hone her skills in women’s fashion accessories.
Over the last 7 years, Jessica has also travelled extensively in a professional capacity, including regular trips to Asia.
In 2011, Jessica combined her wealth of local and national industry experience, her international inspirations and love of fashion and accessories, and the Jessica T label was born.
Jessica T is made possible by a few very special people, we would like to thank Colleen, Rick, Stephanie and Tsuki for their unconditional support and love - Lisa, Logan, Kim, Ari, Cameron and Lauren for your kindness, inspirational words and dedication. :)