Jill Schwartz: the creator and design genius behind Making Memories’ Vintage Groove Collection. Have you ever wondered what Jill is really like or where she gets her inspiration? We are excited to introduce her a little more today and follow-up with a weekly post to dig a little deeper in her world. If you have ever had the opportunity to meet Jill, you instantly know how unique and creative of a person she is.
It makes sense that she is so naturally talented since she is a daughter of two designers: one a graphic designer, the other an interior designer and antique dealer. Her fascination with jewelry began early; forbidden to have pierced ears until sixteen, she resorted to gluing beads to her ears at three years old. Her design education from Cornell and Pratt shaped her approach to design, as did her travels through Europe in her early 20's. At that time, hoping to pay for another day in Europe she began making and selling her unique creations. Her stylized designs were in demand and her journey as a recognized designer began.
In 1987, she started her own company: Elements by Jill Schwartz and has since established herself as a leading trendsetter in the fashion and gift world. Her products are sold in boutiques and major chains throughout the world.
Her mixture of unusual materials and assemblage style is reflected in each piece that comprises her Vintage Groove™ line of jewelry and accessories.
This photo is from The Creative Connection event last September. Jill is with Audre, an in-house Making Memories designer.