Canadians You Need to Know Now: Jessica Tjeng

We hate a humblebrag, so we’ll just come right out and say it: some of fashion’s most game-changing creatives have True North origins, and we’re here to make it known. From a seriously muse-y artist-photog-it-girl to the editor-in-chief of the industry’s most trusted news source to the visionary buyer behind the world’s coolest online retailer, here are the Canuck insiders ruling fashion today

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(Photo: Luis Mora)

Jessica Tjeng is an obsessive problem solver—“I’m unapologetically controlling”—which might explain how she became one of Canada’s top producers running some of the biggest advertising campaigns and editorial shoots in the country. The Toronto-based 32-year-old has worked on projects for Adidas, Gap and L’Oréal, as well as on editorials for Rolling Stone and FLARE, not to mention consulting on’s recent massive digital overhaul, including producing many of the site’s early videos alongside photographer Cass Bird.

She has travelled to more places than she can remember (as far away as China and across Europe and the States), all
 the while managing crews of 30-plus peeps. “My job is to help the photographer bring his or her vision to life,” she says. “There’s nothing better than the high you get when you know you’ve nailed it.”

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