FIDM Faculty: Jill Wolcott

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Jill Wolcott

Merchandise Product Development

I design and write patterns for the home knitter.”

Entrepreneur Jill Wolcott runs a hand knitting business out of her San Francisco studio. At FIDM SF, where she has been teaching for 12 years, she teaches Brand Portfolio and Line Development. “Everything I do is product development,” says the veteran designer and patternmaker whose patterns for hats, capes, shrugs, skirts, sweaters, and home decor have been published in books and magazines. 


What is a favorite class project?

Brand Portfolio is my favorite project. Helping students create a coherent statement about what they know and what they want to be is extremely rewarding and fun.

Can you describe your teaching style?

I consider teaching performance art. I like to adjust to my audience. I need to be on and willing to give students what they need, which keeps me on my toes.

What do you enjoy most about teaching at FIDM?

I love helping the students discover their dreams. Sharing what I know and how much I love the industry usually reinforces their goals and provides inspiration!

Jill Wolcott is an Outstanding Faculty Award Winner, an award given by the student body to outstanding faculty members.

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