After receiving a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art & Design in graphic design, Julie switched to a degree in fashion. Six months after graduating, Julie found herself on the cast of Project Runway – Season 9. Not being able to land a “real job” she successfully funded a Kickstarter (crowd funding platform) and immediately launched JMFT Industries. JMFT Industries is a fashion label inspired by the Colorado High County, with a juxtaposition between high-fashion, outdoors and the wild west – with a utilitarian sensibility. Julie strives to create products with repurposed textiles and not contribute to our consumption problem. She adds value to otherwise useless materials to make something new.
Julie Tierney grew up in Colorado, but has lived in multiple mountain towns, Oregon, Georgia and New York. Currently, she lives in Leadville and is slowly becoming The Trademark Baron of Leadville.