Cut and Baste

Role: Chief Crafting Officer

Description: Cut and Baste started as a small crafting business where I started making tote bags, cross body bags and assorted items to sell on etsy.

That quickly escalated into selling goods at local craft fairs and becoming more involved in the Colorado crafting scene. Ultimately I was more excited about the creation process and learning about the incredible makers in the area then selling my products.

I had the idea to do a pop-up workshop at a brewery with a simple craft like Felting. My first workshop was a huge success with 17 crafters drinking beer and making felted succulent plants! I took a small break to explore the world of quilting (along with other crafts!).

Now I’m back with multiple workshops planned, and bringing in guests I’m calling “Master Crafters” to teach classes in casual venues. My goal is to build a community of creative people who love to share their passions while learning new skills and connecting with each other.

Up Next
Product Designer / Maker / Quilter
I’m currently freelancing full-time and am available for work! Originally from Vancouver, BC Canada, I now live in Longmont, Colorado with @jakedahn and @goldenqueso.
Get In Touch
me@jessicagillis.com
Work
2016 — Present

Freelance Product Designer

2018 — Present

Freelance Product Designer @mTAB

2017 — 2018

Freelance Product Designer @Odyssey

2016 — 2017

Freelance Product Designer @Welltok

2013 — 2016

Product Designer @Yard Club (Acquired by Caterpilar)

Education
Art Institute of California — San Francisco
Bachelor of Science — Graphic Design
Skills
Product Design
User Experience
Visual Design
Web Applications
Mobile Applications