Janelle J. Brown

Designer of All Things Wearable

Who Am I?

Hello, my name is Janelle Brown!

 

     I am a designer interested in texture, unconventional materials, structure and transparency. I am an energetic, creative, three-dimensional thinker with a passion for anything wearable and so naturally I have fallen in love with costuming and am quite taken with all the amazing people I have worked with in this fascinating field! I have a great attention to detail, I love to problem solve and I am always looking for opportunities to learn new things! I have a diverse background that includes experience in sculpture, wearable art, fashion and costuming which all lend their enriching experience to everything I do. I like to treat garments like sculpture, because clothing is my art. I have a wide range of interests and I always love to learn new things! I am constantly looking for new opportunities, so if you have questions, comments or would like to work with me, please send me an email!

 

Sincerely,

Janelle Brown

Skills and Interests

Costume Design

Fashion Design

Pattern Draping

Pattern Drafting

Sewing

Dyeing

Crochet

Knitting

Shoe Making

Millinery

Jewelry Metal Smithing

Weaving

Ceramics

Drawing

Writing Poetry

Teaching Art Classes

Sculpture

2010 - present

Education

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

2011 - 2013

2010 - present

Bachelor of Fine Art - Major in Textiles/Fashion

Bachelor of Fine Art - Transfer Program

Red Deer College

2009 - 2011

Costume, Art and Fashion Work Experience

Costume Stitcher/Dresser - Drayton Entertainment - Cambridge, ON

2015

My duites included: stitching, tailoring, alterations, costume repairs, labeling, french cleaning, dressing, etc. 

 

Costume Seamstress - Fort Edmonton Park - Edmonton, AB

2015

My duites included: stitching, tailoring, alterations, moccasin repairs, millinery repairs, labeling, etc. 

 

Dresser - Red Deer College Performing Arts Centre -Red Deer, AB

2014-2015

My duties included: dressing, stitching, costume maintenance, show laundry and assisting actors with hair and makeup.

22nd NSCAD Wearable Art Show Organizer - NSCAD University - Halifax, NS

2013

I was involved in the planning process right from the beginning to end: finding the venue, locating donations, overseeing the show on night of the event, etc.

Assistant Fashion Studio Technician - NSCAD University - Halifax, NS

2012 

I was taught how to clean the sewing machines and sergers, as well as putting together sewing kits for classes and organizing notions and equipment. 

Artist - Teaching Children's Art Classes - Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery - Red Deer, AB

2010 - 2011

I was a part of the MAGnificent Saturdays program at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. The program was an excellent opportunity for children and their families to come and learn about famous artists and take some inspiration from their work, as they try their own hand at making art!

Fashion Shows

2015 - March 28 - Western Canada Fashion Week, Edmonton, AB

2014 - May 24 - Wearable Arts Show, Calgary, AB

2013 - October 5 - Atlantic Fashion Week, Halifax, NS

2013 -April 21 - Runaway, Halifax, NS

2012 -March 5, Wearable Art Show, Halifax, NS

Solo Shows
Group Shows

2013 - October 1-5 - Its All In Your Head, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

 

 

2013 - August 13-17, Textile Studio: Summer Projects, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halfiax, NS

 

2012 -March 1-10, F + F + F=, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS

 

2011 - March, Transitions, Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, Red Deer, AB

Blogs and Media Coverage

NSCAD.ca - About the University - Coverage on my winning the Emerging Designer Competition at Western Canada Fashion Week 

 

Melon Design - Design Blog - Coverage on Runaway featuring my work

 

The Lion Hunter - Fashion Blog - Coverage on Runaway featuring my work

 

Chronicle Herald - Newpaper Article - Coverage on my involvement in Runaway

 

Tim Lingley - Photography Blog - Featuring a photoshoot we did for my line Seranity (click here for part 2)

 

Tim Lingley -  Photography Blog - Featuring photos from a photoshoot we did for my hat line Its All In Your Head