Gillian completed her MFA in Textiles in 2012 at The University of Edinburgh- Edinburgh College of Art- where she won an Andrew Grant bequest for her final collection. Her main focus for this work was acoustic textiles and flooring design. She previously graduated from a BA hons Design and Applied Arts- Printed Textiles specialism from the same institution.
Gillian work has been exhibited in London, Dublin, and Belgium at MoOD with Global Colour Research Mix Publications and was featured on WGSN future textiles innovation.
Since graduating Gillian has been working within education as a Lecturer and Technician across textiles specialisms. Gillian also works as a researcher and freelance graphic / stationery designer.