ABOUT/ PROFILE

A collection of stand-alone textile art displays passion for fabric, texture and pattern. Natural materials are transformed into exciting and unusual textile pieces demanding closer attention.

A unique collection of furniture in which traditional craftsmanship is given a contemporary twist. Exclusive occasional and functional tables combining natural wood with man made materials.

• Creative and contemporary product and interior designer specialising in colour, lighting and bespoke product design, working with market trends up to two years in advance.

• Dynamic, award winning, international textile designer with unparalleled experience in the furnishings and apparel market.

• Proven track record working with leading high street retailers and key contract furnishing specifiers and manufacturers.

• Extensive international trend analysis working with market trends up to two years in advance, design, technical and sourcing capability.


EDUCATION


BA Hons in Industrial Design, The Scottish College of Textiles, Galashiels

HND Surface Decoration, University of Ulster, Belfast.

Advanced Lighting Design, KLC, London

Interior Design, Central St Martins, London.


EXHIBITIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS


Exhibted Designers Block, Milan 2008 with Jill Phillips furniture.

Exhibted London Design Week 2007 with Jill Phillips furniture.

A Fine Line, Gujarat, India, working with local craftsmen to design products to improve their business. Four people selected from UK to participate, including me.
Craft NI, Ormeau Bath Gallery, furniture commissions, August 2007.

RDS National Crafts Awards- 3 tables in final judging, July 07.

Crafts Council of Ireland, May 2007.

Smithsonian Textile Exhibition, Washington, USA. “Mini” June 2007

Invest NI Design Consultant, working freelance with government assisted companies regarding design issues from forecasting trends to product design.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2007- Present Established Jill Phillips, 2007. Furniture and textile design, luxury hand crafted pieces, limited editions.

2004-Present Established zero4zero Design Consultancy in 2005. Design Consultant with various textile, furniture and lighting companies, worldwide. Advising apparel and interior companies on trends, colours (two years in advance), and design; producing sales and marketing information. Completion of products from concept through to in store POS. 

2002-2004  Senior Designer, Ulster Weavers Apparel Ltd

2000-2002  Senior Designer: Project Moygashel

1997-1999  Designer (print and weave), Moygashel Mills