Jessica Smith is an artist/designer who lives and works in Savannah, Georgia.  Her creative work is informed by research into the social and political role of decorative pattern in western culture.  Currently she is collaborating with anthropologist Susan Falls on a series of articles analyzing the role that Transnational Artisan Partnerships (TAP’s) play in Branding Authenticity. This research is presented in an article published in the Design History Journal, 2011; “Branding Authenticity: Cambodian Ikat in Transnational Artisan Partnerships (TAPs).

As an artist she creates subtly subversive installations merging digital technology with hand-production. Her work is exhibited across the country including the MOD Atlanta, Design Miami, Copper Hewitt, the Walker Art Center and Sheldon Museum of Art.  Smith’s work has been widely published including the New York Times, The Times (London), I.D. Magazine, Fiberarts, American Craft, and Print.

She is currently a Fibers Professor at the SCAD.