20+ years of design &
experience. With thousands
of products produced
for the mass market.
Tons of happy clients.
This is MaterialJill.
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 (2018) and opened the doors to MaterialJill’s new studio in Tacoma, WA in July 2022.
FOUNDER + DESIGNER
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.