As founder and principal designer of JWD, Jill brings a unique mix of artistic training, technical expertise, warmth and authenticity to all of the firm’s projects. Her well-rounded approach to design has earned her a reputation as a leading designer in the Oak Park/River Forest area and beyond.
With vast experience in the design and construction industries over the last 20 years, Jill’s impeccable attention to detail and meticulous coordination with trades make her a versatile and dependable designer, from start to finish. This has led to a thriving firm where Jill can be the guiding force, providing the overall creative direction on all of the firm’s projects.
What sets Jill apart from other interior designers is that she pays homage to a home’s roots. It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about the strategy of fusing function and finesse within a home’s narrative. Jill has a knack for reviving classics while seamlessly integrating contemporary style.
Jill earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from The Ohio State University, and an Interior Design Degree from Harrington College of Design. She is a Certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer with the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Away from the drawing board, Jill keeps busy with her husband, two kids, and Bernadoodle, all residing in a restored 1907 Gunderson home.