We are proud (but not surprised!) to see alumnus Ben Jones being highlighted in DesignPhiladelphia‘s online magazine. Ben received his MS in Textile Design this last December and is now employed at Anthropologie. The following is an excerpt from the article written by Abbi Mosconi.
Formerly a sculptor with his own at-home fine arts practice, Jones pursued his growing interest in fabrics, enrolling in the Post Graduate Apprenticeship Program at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Recognizing his potential, an advisor geared Jones toward continuing his textile education at Jefferson.
Although he had limited awareness of the university prior to taking a tour, for Jones, it was love at first sight.
“I was completely blown away,” he said. “The facilities, the equipment, the curriculum — the history. People have been analyzing polymers here for 100 years. It’s in the blood of the building.”
One of the highlights of Jones’ studies was an internship in color development at Nike — an opportunity he nabbed due to the intensive color science training he received during his courses.
For his final project, Jones utilized that experience at Nike to create a collection of LGBTQIA+ athletic performance apparel aimed at empowering individuals who might not identify with current styles of athletic apparel.
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Thank you to DesignPhiladelphia for shining a light on our amazing students and alumni and showing all the great design work they are doing.