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CEO + Principal | Dering Hall, Chicago Ambassador
With over 15 years of hands-on experience in the Interior Design industry, holds a BS in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati. As a classically trained Interior Designer, she has a well-rounded repertoire and an impressive number of personal contacts within the design and lifestyle community.
Jill’s career began in the hospitality industry where she worked for the internationally acclaimed hospitality powerhouse, The Gettys Group. In addition, she served as a concept designer for a top national restaurant design & architecture firm, Aumiller Youngquist, providing her with nine years of practical experience.
Jill began to realize her unique marketing concept approach, her leadership skills and her ability to network. She transitioned her career as the Director of Marketing, Press Relations + E-commerce for one of Chicago’s largest residential Interior Design firms. Her creative and strategic planning efforts elevated the brand resulting in significant revenue growth.
Jill’s talent for visual branding and written communications has manifested into a variety of successful advertising campaigns in print, digitally and on social media platforms both regionally and on a national level. Her advertising campaigns have run in Robb Report, Coastal Living, CS Interiors, Luxe, and Chicago Home + Garden to name a few. Jill collaborated with acclaimed writer, Elaine Matsushita, to publish, The Power of the Powder Room. Jill is highly regarded as an expert in event planning and co-marketing strategies among her peers. She has negotiated successful media sponsorships and has executed large-scale events collaborating with such philanthropies as Chicago House, Designs for Dignity and Marwen.
In September of 2011, Jill’s dream of starting her own company became a reality with the launch of Inspiration Station collective, LLC. Jill’s creative and strategic thinking combined with her hands-on Interior Design background keeps her in tune with industry trends valuable to editorial contacts. Over the years, Jill’s press relation accomplishments include editorial placements in dozens of national shelter and local publications such as: Elle Décor, Interiors, Traditional Home, Lucky, Vogue, Timeout, The Chicago Tribune, Suntimes, Crains, Chicago Home + Garden, Design Dose, CS, CS Interiors, CS Brides, Luxe, i4design, Trends, Kitchen Solutions, Lake, Shore and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, she originated the blog, Designer Diaries, which was featured as a favorite by House Beautiful. Other accolades include: facilitating 17 design awards within a 4-year period, initiating a relationship and executing a contract for Cooking Light Magazine’s Fit House and securing a position on behalf of an Interior Designer for Traditional Home’s Woman of the Year in 2009.
Jill understands the art and value of win-win negotiation. She has a truly unique skill set which combines creativity and real life business experiences. Her ideas are free flowing, individually tailored and orchestrated for each individual concept and client. Jill’s business approach for Inspiration Station collective is based on genuine one-on-one interaction with her clients, the media and other industry resources. Jill is continuously networking to establish lasting relationships, exploring innovative concepts and opportunities for the benefit her clients.
When Jill is not engaged with her clients she enjoys gardening, cooking, entertaining, volunteering and spending time with her loving family, friends, adoring husband and her four-legged son, Oscar.
It is important to listen to what people have to say. This is a compilation of references; personal information is available upon request.
Jan Parr, Crain’s Chicago Business
Samantha Saifer Berngard, Boldface Co.
Matthew Lew, Matthew Lew Fine Art
Jeremy Hilborne, Agency EA
Lee Weintraub, Zimmerman Weintraub Associates
Kate Poole Cropsey, Poole Interiors
Christopher Frederick, Organic Looms
Linc Thelen, Linc Thelen Design
Adam Siegel, Adam Siegel Fine Art