Emily Franklin is our beloved associate textile designer at JLD-Studios. We caught up with her to chat about her background, design process and favorite aspect about textile design. How did you become a textile designer? During my senior year of my Studio Arts degree, I stumbled upon textile design when my created a thesis of an intricate drawing which looked like wallpaper. I fell in love with textile design because I like the nitty-gritty details of the design.  I decided to take a chance and attended FIDM to earn my Textile Design degree and freelanced for a bit before I landed an internship at JLDRead More →

Have you ever purchased an article of clothing and felt that it just didn’t have quite a great fit or look on you? How about on the opposite, have you ever felt that it was the perfect fit and look? This emotion that the end user feels is usually brought up in the Design Illustration and Silhouette development process of creating a collection. Customer satisfaction and functionality is a great influencer when it comes to designing a garment. The designer and product developer must take into consideration what their customer desires in a specific garment. Whether it is a bicyclist wanting a back pocket onRead More →