ABOUT THE

STUDIO

18 years of design &
product development
experience. With thousands
of products produced
for the mass market.
Tons of happy clients.
This is MaterialJill.

materialjill Office 2
materialjill Office 2

OUR BEGINNING

After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design in 2002, MaterialJill’s Founder + Designer, Jillian DeMichael, followed her love for the creative arts & started working in the Philadelphia theater scene. This opened the door to several costume related gigs & led to her first costume design job in the fast paced and high energy Toy industry.  She started designing children’s costumes for a small Philadelphia Toy company.

Her industry experience includes everything from plush toys & dolls to costumes (including theater, Halloween, & children’s dress up & role play) to designing textiles & novelty apparel for companies.

Jillian has had the unique experience of not only being a rock star designer for various companies, but has also gained invaluable experience managing & developing products overseas as well as domestically. Her understanding of the entire design & production process is unparalleled.

With 16 years of designing professionally in the Toy & Costume industries, Founder + Designer Jillian DeMichael, began MaterialJill in July 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

After relocating across the country she set up shop in Seattle, WA in January 2018 and opened the doors to MaterialJill’s new studio in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle in May 2019.

MaterialJill Founder and Designer Jillian DeMichael in a custom aviator costume featuring goggles, stars, clouds, and a plane

FOUNDER + DESIGNER
JILLIAN DEMICHAEL

WHAT DOES
“FULL SERVICE”
DESIGN STUDIO
MEAN?

It means we can help with as much
or as little as you need us to BUT
we offer the full gamut!

From innovative designs & initial concept sketches to prototypes to aiding in final production, we can help bring your product or idea to life.