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Jessica Vergel


Jessica Vergel has her AAS in Communication Design and is finishing her BFA in Packaging Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She works as a freelance designer for various brand identity and packaging design projects, and she teaches on side for the School of Art and Innovation. Jessica is also part of a creative CHamorru collective called Guma’ Gela’ which is a space to honor her ancestry from Guam.


BFA – Packaging Design | Fashion Institute of Technology
August 2020 – May 2022

AAS – Communication Design Foundation | Fashion Institute of Technology
August 2018 – May 2020


Department Award Recipient in Communication Design Foundation 2YR AAS – 2020

Work History

Freelance Design
– Design ideation for Think Brands NYC, 2019
– Principal designer for AKA Dare to Love, under Ready366
– Designed and painted a mural at the USDA Plant Inspection Station office at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, 2020

Pacificus Magazine, 2021
– Showcased and modeled garments for Pacificus Magazine’s 2021 Spring/Summer issue including Guma’ Gela’

The Journal of the National Academy of Design, 2020
– Illustrated watercolor paintings for Chamorro author and poet, Craig Santos Perez’s Essay Island of No Birdsong in NAD NOW, the journal of the National Academy of Design. (

London Pacific Fashion Week, 2019
– Opened the Emerging Designers show of London Pacific Fashion Week with Guma’ Gela’

Project 42: Molly Vaughan, 2018
– Contributor to Project 42: Molly Vaughan at the Seattle Art Museum. Designed and sewed fabric flowers for museum visitors to attach to the installation of Lorena Escalera Xtravaganza’s garment.


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