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!
Skills and Interests
Jewelry Metal Smithing
Teaching Art Classes
2010 - present
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
My duites included: stitching, tailoring, alterations, costume repairs, labeling, french cleaning, dressing, etc.
Costume Seamstress - Fort Edmonton Park - Edmonton, AB
My duites included: stitching, tailoring, alterations, moccasin repairs, millinery repairs, labeling, etc.
Dresser - Red Deer College Performing Arts Centre -Red Deer, AB
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
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
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!
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
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 photos from a photoshoot we did for my hat line Its All In Your Head