Originally from Kent Jessica trained in Theatrical costume design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2010 she joined Hand & Lock as an intern in before working her way up to Production Director in 2014.
A skilled perfectionist with a great work ethic, Jessica is the youngest Production Director in the long history of Hand & Lock. She has an extensive understanding of costume construction and couture embroidery which, when coupled with her ability to organise large scale production, makes her a talented and capable project manager.
Jessica enjoys technically complex embroidery projects involving multiple techniques and a global army of embroiders. Her favourite projects have included embroidering an M16 Assault rifle for the Peace One Day Project, a private commission for Gilbert & George, Mary Katrantzou AW14, Burberry SS16 and the Embellished Handbag Project.
Since becoming a Director in 2014 Jessica has expanded the Embroidery School with the introduction of classes all year round, introduced the annual Festival of Embroidery and transformed the Prize into a work class couture competition. Her debut book Fashion Embroidery: Embroidery Techniques and Inspiration for Haute-Couture Clothing is available now.
"If Jessica isn't completing paperwork, in a meeting, on a call, planning and essentially running H&L she can be found drinking rosé"