Julia started her professional career as a structural aerospace engineer. She has worked in aviation for more than five years, designing solutions for damaged airplanes. To maintain a mental balance she juggled creative gigs on the side, including puppet, costume and fashion design. In 2002 she left her job at Delta Air Lines in Atlanta to study Fashion Design at FIT, working part-time as a costume designer and milliner. She returned to engineering and joined JetBlue Airways in 2004, launching her fashion label Molly Spinach. Winter 2009 marked the debut of her new high-end outerwear label, Lia Lintern. She is currently collaborating with Eyebeam Fellow Nova Jiang.