Jessica Derrick was born in San Diego, California and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With a degree in economics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, she moved on to live in Paris, Washington, DC and New York City where she found her way through the media and publishing industry before landing in Charleston, South Carolina to join the early team at Garden & Gun magazine.
In New York, Derrick’s experience ranged from Conde Nast’s House & Garden magazine, where she partnered with the City of New York to host the first-ever citywide Design Week to in-depth promotional and brand work at Country Home magazine along with unique projects for Vanity Fair, Rachael Ray Every Day, Bridal Guide, Calvin Klein, and Earth Pledge, a nonprofit focused on sustainability.
Before creating her own boutique brand consulting agency, Derrick & Company, in the summer of 2018, Jessica spent nearly a decade overseeing all marketing and brand extensions within the Garden & Gun portfolio. Derrick joined G&G in 2008 and played an integral role in growing G&G, including the inception and launch of the Garden & Gun Club; G&G Excursions; G&G Mercantile & Co.; G&G Fieldshop at The Dewberry; the Garden & Gun Jubilee, and the Garden & Gun Club at the Battery in Atlanta.
At Derrick & Company, Jessica strives to deliver a highly personal approach to her clients’ marketing and communication efforts. She focuses on brand development, retail innovation, partnerships and promotional strategy.
Jessica is most passionate about big vision, loves working with creative teams and has an entrepreneurial spirit to her core. She serves on several boards and is known for being a leader among her peers. When not at work, Jessica spends time with her husband, Butler, their two young girls and two lovable dogs, Harper and Jock. The Derricks live in Charleston, SC and can often be found in the field, near a beach, in the kitchen cooking or hatching their next travel plan.