greater than the sum of its parts
Jessilyn believes that there's much more to building a team than just assigning available people to empty roles, or matching skills with requirements.
Whatever their craft, every designer is unique, with their own backstory, interests and aspirations. As such, they all deserve to be listened to and understood, which requires empathy and a willingness to work with them to find what works best for the people as well as the project.
This is always a delicate balancing act with many interrelated and conflicting priorities. The answer isn't always easy, obvious, or optimal. But with open, transparent communication, anything is possible. Jessilyn's honest, straightforward approach is valued by staff and management alike for its consistent results.