Jill’s study of design began with her degree in Multi-disciplinary design. As well as achieving knowledge in two-dimensional forms such as drawing and graphic design she also studied three-dimensional disciplines like silver-smithing, ceramics and – her subject of choice – glass.After college she went on to gain extensive knowledge in glassblowing, culminating in her small studio glass business which produced one-off pieces for a discerning market.
She also gained a PGCE teaching qualification and began tutoring students on art and design courses.
After taking a five-year break to have a family, Jill returned to college and studied Interior Design to professional level, achieving an Advanced City & Guilds qualification.
Since then she has pursued a career in Interior Design where she teaches the subject at various institutions ,as well as privately, and offers a personal design consultancy service.
Jill thoroughly enjoys the process of linking up her various skills in the design field and helping others to consider the choices available to them. She has extensive knowledge about the world of design and has a friendly, approachable attitude.
Her personal motto – inform, instruct, inspire – is how she approaches and delivers each new project.
Hourly ConsultationsIf you wanted some advice about a particular aspect of your home – maybe you’re considering an extension or you’re not sure about how to dress a window – Jill can offer a consultation service where she will discuss the issue in your home and provide written suggestions for you. Fee: £75 per hour with a minimum charge of 1 hour. Travelling expenses may apply for long distances.
If you required a design makeover or a design scheme for a single room or a whole house, Jill can offer a flexible service where she discusses your requirements in detail and tailors the job accordingly. This may result in providing you with anything from written suggestions with a list of specifications to sample boards and colour visuals. The first hour of the consultation is free.
Individual TuitionJill’s teaching experience has involved tutoring students through Interior design qualifications such as City & Guilds, N.C.F.E. and O.C.N. If you require help for exam purposes or just wish to have a personal tutor; if you are considering becoming an Interior Designer, Jill can liaise with you and form a suitable plan. The fee for personal tuition is negotiable according to requirements.
Jill can offer a 6-week short course (2 hours per week, evenings or weekends as preferred) to groups of between 3 and 10 students. The short course includes studying the design basics such as colour, style, layout and lighting. Fee: £300 – a venue can be arranged if necessary at an extra cost.
Jill can deliver an interesting talk about Interior Design for your home. Topics may encompass ‘How to choose the right colour’ to ‘Ways to accessorise’. From small informal groups to large scale presentation. Fee negotiated according to requirements.