Jarvis W. Jefferson is an assistant professor and visiting artist in Fashion Merchandising. Jefferson has served as director of corporate recruitment at Macy’s, along with a variety of buying, merchandising and human resources roles. In addition to staffing the company’s brand, media and omni-channel strategy teams, he identified, acquired and assembled talented artists and creatives (painters, sculptors, woodworkers, costume designers, photographers, retouchers, graphic designers, set designers, copywriters) who developed and produced the company’s myriad of marketing collateral and materials, as well as Macy’s world renown Thanksgiving Day Parade. He has also worked for other such notable companies as Citigroup, Footlocker, Mercedes-Benz, Nine West Group, Tommy Hilfiger and Time Warner. Jefferson earned his BFA in fashion from VCUarts.