a visual storytelling development guide
Story Medium
As an artist, you’ve learned to conceptualize beautiful fictional worlds. As a human, you’ve learned to overcome challenges and found insight that you can share with the world. 

Now you’re ready to take that next step, creating an original story of your own...but where do you start? 
By telling a story of how you became the awesome person you are today.
Learning to be the protagonist in own life has been my biggest challenge, I pushed myself into the background again and again, making all the mistakes as I tried to conquer my passivity and get my life in order. Each day I learned to face my fears with a little more patience and courage...but when I taught myself how to transform my own emotional journeys into fictional narratives, I ended up with a badass set of tools that have helped me face my challenges in both life and work.

Not to mention resulting in a story I was passionate about, and confidence that I could create something that could have real impact on the world.
I'm here to help you do the same. 
paula guimarães
"Besides giving us an incredibly rare content with academic quality, Jessie’s mentorship took me on a personal and creative journey beyond my every expectations. As intended from the beginning, I ended these 12 weeks with a well developed original story and costume concepts for my portfolio, but we did so much more than that! I also learned many creative strategies for brainstorming, exploring ideas, and a hardly ever present self-compassionate approach during the creative process."

Storytelling takes more than just learning techniques,
it takes vulnerability.  

Mastery takes time.

Sharing the results takes bravery.

Navigating the journey when your insecurities rise up along the way takes commitment.

And you’re ready to commit to yourself. Step by step, question by question, we will discover and explore your story. Week by week, I’ll equip you with tools and mindset shifts to help you combat the roadblocks along the way.

I’ve always had a fascination with stories, whether it was the history of an intriguing antique, location, or garment...or the story of how a person faced a challenge in their life.

And the curiosity has only got “worse” ;)

The more power I find in telling in my own story, the more I realize that everyone has a story to tell, big or small. Each with the possibility of transforming the way we all see the world.

So get ready for TONS of questions and lots of investment in helping you express your unique point of view.
Curiosity is my superpower
What happened when I have a question about costume design and couldn't find an answer? I gathered a team and created a book!
Talking Threads is a costume designer’s treasure chest, an overflowing trove of precious information, golden rules, and pearls of wisdom.

— Iain McCaig (artist/writer/filmmaker)
I help underrepresented creatives
merge design, narrative, and psychology tools 
Curious what it would be like to work with me? Check out my discord chat or set up a free discovery chat. If my mentoring style isn’t a fit, I’ll recommend some alternate resources tailored to your needs.

Embody your Desires to Find your Story

The strongest story inspiration comes from the truth of human experience so by living life with honest and courageous pursuit of your desires, you will find the messages most meaningful to you and people like you.


Rewrite your Narrative to Design your Reality

By learning from the past and channeling it into your fictional story, you can revisit it with fresh perspective and use the power of metaphor, symbol, and stylization to explore new ways to process your challenges and connect with others. Allowing you to design new ways to approach those challenges, and transform your perception of self.


Balance your Energy to Elevate your Direction

As creatives, creating a playground for you imagination to flourish requires structure and respect for your physical environment and mental health. Bringing the same passion that you apply to your creativity into your organization, mental health, fitness, and nutrition will help you establish a strong foundations. Complimenting it with high quality resources, research tactics, and curation techniques to allow you to optimize your process in more sustainable ways.


Manifest your Worth to Actualize your Vision

Channelling everything you have learning and developed into a bold statement that dares to face the world unashamed. By projecting your intentions and opinions into the world, you can gain insight into the impact of your presence and find new (more actionable) ways to overcome your limitations