A graduate of the Mt. Mary fashion program, Jessica Frantal has had a lifelong interest in sewing and apparel. She discovered a passion for costuming at a young age, encouraged by her fashion designer mother (also a Mt. Mary grad). It was this interest that led her to pursue an apparel degree at Mt. Mary. Since graduating, she has started Mad Scientist Designs, a custom costuming and sewing business, and worked for several years as a Technical Designer at Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
Most recently, Jessica completed her MFA in Textile & Apparel Design at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is an Assistant Professor in the Mount Mary University Fashion department.