Jeanine is an advocate for creating an inclusive and sustainable future and hopes that her work and art exemplify that.
Jeanine grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. She attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theatrical Costume Design and a minor in Apparel Design.
Jeanine has worked as a tailor at Buckle and Men's Wearhouse, and currently holds the position of Head Tailor at Daniel George. We refer to her as "the magician" because she regularly amazes us with her talent and skill, solving issues we wouldn't otherwise know how to tackle. Through her prior work she became aware that the fashion industry is responsible for a large majority of the world’s pollution and realized her passion is to help create solutions to combat the wastefulness of mass production.
Outside of Daniel George, Jeanine takes on freelance design projects making custom wedding dresses and one off garments. Her passion is designing costumes for theatre companies around the city, such as Pulse Theatre’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, in which they chose to tell the classic story by bringing racial diversification to the cast. She has also worked with About Face Youth Theatre, a company created to “engage queer youth in theatre, activism, and leadership development,” on their production of Brave Like Them.