Jessica Smarsch for Assemblage Boutique

jessica smarsch

Is a designer from the United States with a professional background in textiles. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and working 10 years in New York City, she moved to the Netherlands in 2012 to pursue a Masters degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After investigating many different themes and mediums, she found that her true devotion remained in textiles, particularly in its innate use of pattern, rhythm and repetition, and how this material development process has been linked by many to meditative practices. Inspired by the shared pattern language between the human body and textiles, she developed a software program that connects controlled body movement to graphic pattern generation through live animation, and a textile technique that materializes these patterns into dimensional fabrics and end-products. The process itself mimics the rhythmic processes of textile making and engages the user in mind-body connectivity.