Ann Jodes began as an idea for a photography class in March, 2011. The original intent was to create a collection of clothing that could be modeled, photographed, and presented for the semester final project. In time, however, the focus turned more and more onto the actual design and clothing construction process of the project. Sewing one of a kind garments was so gratifying and fulfilling that It was no longer just about creating clothes to be modeled for a photography class. Each piece challenged the creative process and the desire to do more and to take on more advanced projects grew. By the end of the year, Ann Jodes was born.