Jessica began her career in education, earning a master’s degree in the field and subsequently spending time teaching both in Namibia with the Peace Corps and in Hawaii. Upon moving to San Francisco, she returned to her lifelong interest in design – now transitioning that interest to the professional realm, beginning with her appointment to Johnny Grey’s U.S. design team.

In 2007, Jessica co-founded Síol with Kevin Hackett, leading the interiors team with the belief that designed spaces are akin to a second skin: something we inhabit, reflecting who we are internally to the external world. Her work on both residential and public projects is characterized by a deep examination of the relationship between a space and its future inhabitants.

Jessica has co-designed several rooms for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase House and was named a “designer to watch” by California Home + Design.