Founder & Creative Director
Jessica Hemmer is the founder and creative director of Hemmer Design, LLC. She has 10+ years of design and project leadership experience within the sportswear, fashion, and advanced materials industries. She is an accomplished researcher, designer and collaborator who has built her career creating innovative and inspiring products, services, and experiences.
Jessica started her career with a focus on trend forecasting, front end innovation, and consumer and market research. Ultimately, she switched her focus to performance apparel design bringing with her insights, tools, and practices that were not commonly used within the apparel design industry.
As a corporate designer at companies such as JCPenney, Woolrich, and Under Armour Jessica had the opportunity to quickly create impact by utilizing the skills she had learned early on. She incorporated dynamic customer profiles, competitive landscape reports, trend sensing, and scenario planning into her design process and ultimately discovered that in addition to creating innovative products she had a love affair with wanting to create better organizations and design experiences.
Eventually this brought Jessica to the advanced materials supplier, Bemis Associates, where she had the privilege of developing and leading the Design Services organization. This gave her the opportunity to be on the ground floor of building a new division within a company and challenged her with a multifaceted role that centered on design, innovation, research, education and collaboration. This gave Jessica the opportunity be on the forefront of apparel innovation, to travel the globe to educate and collaborate with the world’s leading athletic apparel brands, and to forge partnerships with thought leaders in the athletic apparel and advanced materials industries.
Ultimately, Jessica decided to branch out on her own to create Hemmer Design, which is a collaborative product creation studio. She is passionate about helping companies bring their best ideas to life through a combination of inspiration, collaboration, and strategy. And focuses on creating lean, agile, and thoughtful innovation. Always an innovator, Jessica is continually inspired, energized and activated by new design and organizational challenges.
Jessica has had the privilege of working with the following brands throughout her career, both internally and as a consultant – Adidas, Armor Express, Cordura, Cotton Council International, Helly Hanson, JCPenny, Lee, LPK, Lululemon, Nike, Oakley, OROS, Patagonia, Salomon, Struktur Studio, The Garage Group, The North Face, Under Armour, and Woolrich.
• Previous Experience •
- Bemis Associates -
Senior Designer of Apparel Innovations
Collaborations: Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Lululemon, The North Face, Salomon, Oakley, Helly Hanson, Struktur Studio
- Woolrich -
Performance Apparel Design
- JCPenney -
Intimate Apparel Design
- Under Armour -
Outdoor Apparel & Graphic Design
Ultimate Product Creation Trainer
Skiing, Snowboarding, Hunting, Fishing, Military & Tactical