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Fashion designer

Jermicko Shoshannah Taliaferro Johnson, American fashion designer. Chicago Public School Art Society-School Art Institute grantee, 1971; Stanley Korshak grantee, 1971, Oscar Arronson grantee, 1970; Fashion Designer of Year award State of Illinois, 1997; named Manufacturer of the Millennium, 1999.


Johnson, Jermicko Shoshannah Taliaferro was born on August 20, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Albert Johnson and Teary Watson-Johnson.


Student, Art Institute Chicago, 1972. Student, University Chicago, 1972. Certified, Cosmopolitan School Business, 1973.


Designer apprentice Stanley Korshak, Chicago, 1971. With Eucos, Inc., Evanston, Illinois, 1972-1973, Fureal, Ltd., Skokie, 1973-1974. Teacher Chgo State University, 1974-1975.

Fashion designer, coordinator Pier 1 Imports, Fort Worth, 1975-1977. Designer Revere Sportswear, Chicago, 1977-1979. President Jermicko Shoshanah Johnson Originals, since 1979, JJ Hobeau Inc, Chicago, since 1987.

Founder adult education fashion design program Olive-Harvey College, Chicago State University. Faculty adviser Academy Fashion and Merchandising, 1981, Ray Vogue School Fashion Design, 1982, instructor, 1979-1987. Fashion designer HJ, Inc., 1979-1982.

Member, committee chairman for art, entertainment, and media management Columbia College, Chicago. Board directors Apparel Industry Board Inc., since 1997, Art Encounter, since 1999.


Active Girl Scouts United States. Founder Each One, Reach One, Teach One. Member Chicago Fashion Group Guild, Chicago Fashion Exchange, League of Black Women, Fashion Group.


Albert Johnson

Teary Watson-Johnson