Jessica Kausen

 

For Your Consideration:
Jessica Kausen

 
 
 
 

DIYer, builder, crafter, thrifter, owner of two drills, one laser level and one sander.

 
 
 
Yes, this is a missing persons poster that I was on at age 17. Long story for another time.

Yes, this is a missing persons poster that I was on at age 17. Long story for another time.

Crazy Mom = Creativity

ALL of my creative influence comes from my Mom. She suffers from bipolar manic depressive with delusional episodes but is the most creative person I know. Despite the fact that I ran away from home at 15, my desire to make has all has been inspired by her. 

 

 

DIY or Bust

Everything in my apartment has been built or refurbished by me  (aside from my couch and mattress). I love building things. I love finding old shit, tearing it apart, and making it new. The guys at Build it Green in NYC (a salvage yard for old stuff) know me by name. I made this table last month for fun!

Hairpin legs for the win

Hairpin legs for the win

 

 
Me in my happiest state: with a tool belt on.

Me in my happiest state: with a tool belt on.

I'll try anything once

I sand, saw, seal, staple, embroider, collage, indigo dye, paint, collage, sew (albeit poorly) - you name it, I've done it. I've hosted workshops on Indigo dyeing at my house for friends. I've gone dumpster diving to make envelopes out of old wallpaper sample books. I make everything I want. 

 

 

I originally went to school for theater, but I didn't feel like I had what it would take - so I switched to Comms and Entertainment Studies. I wound up in events production and have been crafting experiences for the last 14 years. My building and crafting skills are always put to good use here at Squarespace - where I get to make stuff for my day job.

DIY Heaven - made by yours truly for a rustic vibe at a food festival

DIY Heaven - made by yours truly for a rustic vibe at a food festival

 

 

I created a website dedicated to Thrifting Forward. It's called, well. . . Thrift Forward.

 

 

This is a picture of me dressed as a unicorn with Kiefer Sutherland. This isn't really relevant, I just wanted you to know I own this costume and met Kiefer Sutherland while wearing it.