"THIS WORLD IS FULL OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS, BOSS LADIES, AND MOMPRENURS WHO'VE MADE THE DECISION TO DO WHAT THEY LOVE. I KNOW, BECAUSE I GET TO WORK WITH SOME OF THEM EVERYDAY. THIS SERIES OF MY DIARY IS ALL ABOUT SHEDDING A LIGHT ON THEM AND BRINGING SOME INSPIRATION TO GIRLBOSSES EVERYWHERE." - TL HAYDEN
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Hi I'm Jess I'm 22 and I'm the owner of Jess Adams Design!
HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT?
I've always known I wanted to have a creative career. I ended up studying Fashion & Textiles at uni and specialised in knitwear. I made a graduate fashion collection which included accessories and this is where I discovered my love of jewellery design!
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
I am constantly looking for inspiration. I spend the majority of my time on Pinterest - I'm obsessed!
WAS THERE EVER A TIME YOU WANTED TO QUIT?
I have a chronic illness which means everyday is a struggle. I had an office job which I had to leave due to this illness, which is when I decided to commit full time to my design business.
I don't think I'll ever want to quit working for myself. It works well around my illness as I can rest when I need to. It can be frustrating when you feel you're putting in effort and not getting much back but when you do make those sales it's the most incredible feeling.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE ANOTHER YOUNG WOMAN WANTING TO START HER OWN BUSINESS?
Research beforehand! It's important to know your style and target market to then create your branding around it. Of course this will evolve over time but it's important that your brand has a cohesive message.
HOW DO YOU STAY ORGANIZED TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS FLOWING?
I've always been a quite organised person! I have spreadsheets to keep track of all my finances and inventory. I also have so many notes on my phone as I write absolutely everything down.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE APP TO USE FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Instagram! It's a great platform to promote products, connect with other business owners and to reach out to potential customers! It's also a great source of inspiration for designing new collections.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR VERSE?
"You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now."
Love, Jess Adams
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