Jess Crane is a creative connector. She brings creative and business communities together through online groups, networking events and public events. She is fashion industry professional, artist and musician. Jess offers over a decade’s worth of creative industry knowledge and services for businesses at all stages and has an extensive background in studio arts, product life-cycle management and business operations.
As the founder and wonder of Jess Crane Design, LLC, she offered consultation and services to help entrepreneurs and businesses bring their ideas to life through apparel and product design. Her experiences working with small businesses and corporations, give Jess a thorough understanding of the product development industry. She has a BFA in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and an MS in Recreation, Sports and Tourism from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Jess preciously volunteered on the Board of Directors for Fashion Group International of Chicago and loves bringing communities together through events, experiences, art, compassion and knowledge. She is an award recipient for programming recognition for from Fashion Group International.
Jess has released three independent full length albums and one compilation album with two different bands as a vocalist, bassist, lyricist and songwriter. She was also a booker and band manager for twelve years.
Jess Crane's, "The Bride," was featured in 44FLOOD's TOME 2 - Melancholia, an anthology in an oversized format showcasing world-class and emerging artists from diverse disciplines as they explore a single, esoteric theme. TOME is made by artists, with artists, for the artist within us all. "The Bride," was also displayed on the body at the 2013 TOME 2 gallery show opening at Last Rites Gallery in NYC. "The Bride," is an editorial garment created in a partnership collection featuring an additional design by artist Kelly Eaves.