Jill has a varied creative and human centered professional background. She began her education studying fine art only to end up becoming an occupational therapist. While her creativity came in quite handy as a therapist, so did the analytical and problem solving skills she honed in the years of practicing therapy serve her design endeavors, as function and environmental impact is a key focus in both areas. In addition to practicing as a therpist, Jill also worked in media as a design editor and writer while pursuing individual projects in the areas of sustainability and fashion design. Ultimately, after tackling design and renovation projects for herself and friends, Jill began to work with clients professionally and soon founded her interiors company Verdoier.

Jill grew up in Woodstock, NY and lived in the Mid West and Europe before making New York City her home. She studied at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology and holds degrees from the University of Kansas and Columbia University.