Visual Thread was started by founder Jay Borley because of his passion and dedication for Menswear Design and Fashion Illustration. Born in London England, Jay has always been very interested in Art and Design. Graffiti art enhanced his fascination for drawing. He enjoyed drawing the characters which later lead to the love of sketching people in the form of fashion illustration.

Jay graduated with a degree in Menswear Design from Northbrook College in Worthing England. At the time it was the only college to specialize in Men’s Design. He has sixteen plus years of Men’s Apparel Design experience. From London, Manchester in England, to New York City, and Orange County California where he now lives, and where Visual Thread is based.

As we live in a digital age where the art of fashion designing with good old fashioned pencil and paper is slowly disappearing. We should not forget that the identity of a designer is truly visible through their style of hand sketching and illustration. One reason Visual Thread was started was to celebrate the true skill and artistry of the classic fashion designer.  Although we offer a complete design package, the web site has been created to help inspire not just designers, but anyone to pick up a pencil, pen, paint brush, and start designing and illustrating the way it used to be done.

Visual Thread offers inspiring services to clients that are looking for a creative and professional experience from start to finish.  

 Services we provide:

  •            Fashion Illustration Commissions
  •            Full Men’s Apparel design package
  •            Concept design through to final production
  •            Multi product design
  •            Trend and color analysis
  •            Garment tech packs

Do not hesitate to contact us further for more information on how Visual Thread can best help inspire you.