Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Jillian spent her days watching Masterpiece Theatre and "McGyvring" costumes for her dolls out of found objects. She has always been attracted to the kooky, whimsical, and fantasy elements, which continues to influence her creations to this day!
Jillian studied costume design at Carnegie Mellon University where her love for using unusual materials and techniques to create unique pieces continued to grow. She studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, and worked in costume design in London before moving to LA.
Gimme Paws was created in January 2012. Using her knowledge of millinery, jewelry creation, puppetry, fabric manipulation and more, Jillian crafts whimsical animal and fantasy accessories. Each piece is made with love and care! Using luxurious faux fur, quality materials and…
- Born on April 26
- Joined April 5, 2010