Hi, I'm Jessica Olah. Welcome to my blog!
I'm currently in the last semester of an AAS degree in Fashion Illustration at Fashion Institute of Technology. I've been wanting to be a fashion illustrator since graduating high school, but chose to study fine art at UC Berkeley instead. My professors were constantly giving me grief about my intended field, saying it was a dead art, blah, blah, blah. I didn't care, and I made art that started to brush the surface of my interest in fashion, also touching on the ambivalence I feel toward the fashion world. More on that later.
Fast forward 4 years from graduating with a BA, and I had become an executive assistant in San Francisco, rarely having the time to draw or pursue my dream career. I decided I needed a change. I quit my job, moved back home for 6 months, and prepared to go to New York to figure out this whole illustration business.
At times, it's felt like progress is slow, but ultimately, the last 3 years have flown by since moving to New York and attending FIT. I can't wait to see what the future has in store.