When I met Jess, I knew we were going to be friends. We cracked jokes and I knew right away we had the same sense of humor, which to me means: friend. Not only does Jess make great jokes, she also makes incredible jewelry of through her namesake collection J. Hannah. Pieces I would love to cover my entire body in, but as of now just my pinky finger. I'm not sure I have ever met someone as young in years with such a knowledge for design, a deep library of influences, and a taste level better than most I know. Not to mention the work ethic of 5 humans combined. She has built her company in a way that feels inclusive and modern though her pieces are timeless. In addition to J. Hannah and Ceremony is her nail polish line with colors I would love to paint onto my toes and over to my walls. Tones that make you feel elevated and warm, sophisticated but cool. I am grateful to know this ever inspiring woman and look forward to see how things continue to bloom.
Who are you?
Why do you make your work?
I make my work because I wanted to see a brand making lifelong staples and modern heirlooms. Things that make sense to save up for, because you will hopefully want to wear them every day forever.
What do you believe in?
I believe that if you don't want pets, you might be a weirdo!
One thing you say yes to?
Hazelnut chocolate cookies
One thing you say no to?
What change would you like to see?
More people buying well made old things instead of buying new things. Fixing things when they break instead of replacing them. And a new president.
Name one thing that makes you happy?
How would you describe your personal routine ?
Productive... most of the time
What did you want to be as a child?
A veterinarian. At one point I wanted to be a dentist... now I hate dentists.
Can you remember one solid piece of advice you've gotten for the growth of your business?
Work smarter, not harder.
If you could collaborate with anyone or thing, who or what would it be?
I would love to do something in the furniture world...
Who is one person in culture that you feel is making positive and inspiring change ?