For 20+ years, Jill has designed costumes for Feature Films, Short Films, Television, Theatre, Circus, Dance and Music.
Beginning her career as an apprentice costume cutter with Victoria State Opera and the Melbourne College of Textiles, Jill was later named Apprentice of the Year. Completing her training in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Jill returned to Australia in the early nineties with an advanced Diploma in Costume Design stashed proudly in her hand luggage.
Feature Films include costume design for; The Kings of Mykonos, 10 Terrorists, The Independent, The Jammed, Em 4 Jay, Tom White, and Yolngu Boy. Jill received an AFI Award nomination for her work on Tom White and it was also chosen for the International Festival of Cinema Costumes and Fashion in Paris in 2006.
Her television work includes costumes for 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. She has worked on dozens of commercials as a costume designer and stylist and recently, her personal styling work has included updating the image of a number of high profile Australians.
Jill's theatre work includes costume design for (MTC) Melbourne Theatre Company productions; Disgraced, Glengarry Glen Ross and Red and costumes for (NICA) National Institute of Circus Arts productions of Circa Nica Roadshow, High Voltage and On Edge. She also costumed for choreographer Lucy Gueren (Plasticine Park, Stravinsky Dances) and Chamber Made Opera (The Two Executioners and Wide Sargasso Sea).