Jill Johanson

Costume Designer | Stylist

For 20+ years, Jill has designed costumes for Feature Films, Short Films, Television, Theatre, Circus, Dance and Music. She’s also worked on dozens of film and stills commercials, as both a costume designer and stylist. Her personal styling work includes image makeovers for a number of high profile Australians.

Completing her training in London at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Jill returned to Australia with an advanced Diploma in Costume Design stashed proudly in her hand luggage. Her extensive television work includes Winners & Losers, It’s A Date, City Homicide, John Safran’s Race Relations, Judith Lucy Is All Woman, Call Me Mum, Legacy of the Silver Shadow, Crash Zone II and Around the Twist. Costume Design for Feature Films includes The Kings of Mykonos, 10 Terrorists, The Independent, The Jammed, Em 4 Jay, Tom White and Yolngu Boy. Her theatre work includes Costume Design for (MTC) Melbourne Theatre Company productions, Disgraced, Glengarry Glen Ross and Red. She's designed costumes for (NICA) National Institute of Circus Arts productions; Circa Nica Roadshow, High Voltage and On Edge. She's costumed for choreographer Lucy Gueren’s (Plasticine Park, Stravinsky Dances) and Chamber Made Opera (The Two Executioners and Wide Sargasso Sea).

Awards and Accolades.
Jill received an AFI Award nomination for her work on Tom White. It was also chosen for the International Festival of Cinema Costumes and Fashion, Paris.


"Jill is absolutely integral to any production that is lucky enough to have her onboard. Her ability to interpret a brief and find the right balance of style, character, story and value takes a director’s vision to the next level. 13 out of 10."

Micca Delaney - Director (film and advertising)


"I've made film and theatre with Jill for many years. She's a miracle maker with a profound and natural talent for dressing characters"

Alkinos Tsilimidos - Director