The Jessica T Story
Founded in 2011, Jessica T is the culmination of a decade-long love of all things fashion for Brisbane-based designer and Creative Design Director, Jessica Russ.
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 Brisbane's fashion district, West End. The creative freedom allowed by the role enabled her to hone her skills in women’s fashion accessories.
Over the last 8 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.
Within 12 months of officially launching, Jessica T was stocked within over 100 stores around Australia and internationally. In 2013, Jessica T continues to grow and diversify, and in September of 2013, Jessica's achievements were recognised when she was made a Queensland Finalist for the Telstra Young Business Women's Awards.