A native of Detroit and now New York City-based designer, Jessica Park was inspired to make her first bag out of sheer captivation of an "as-chance-would-have-it" material possessing quality appeal, history, and the look of something conventional dying to be transformed in a truly unconventional way (Park's longstanding mantra). Soon after, AMPERSAND AS APOSTROPHE, a high-end line of handbags that double as clutches (and triple as anything else you may feel like), was launched.
As an Architecture major turned Interiors major turned multi-faceted artist, it was instinctual for her to employ a feeling of paradoxical form and function. Her innate respect for utility and the structural know-how to identify good design in life's most common, yet overlooked places is what she believes links her style and conceptual sophistication. Part rustic, part design-conscious glossy chic, her rich aesthetic takes you to both ends of the spectrum and back again.