In 2011 Gill set up Dibujo Design. Dibujo, pronounced di-bu-ch-o (the ch is like the Scottish pronunciation of loch) is the Spanish word for to draw and pattern. She decided on this as all her designs start with a hand drawing and she loves to make and use patterns. As well as Scotland, she takes her inspiration from all over the world having travelled to many places and worked in textile design in New York and India. Colour is very important in Gill’s work and is her favourite part of the design process.
Gill completed her degree in Printed Textiles for Fashion at the University of Brighton in 2004. After University she worked for a small Edinburgh Fashion designer and at that point started making handbags and purses and selling them through craft fairs. Over the years she has used her surface pattern designs more for interior than fashion and has found this is where her real passion is. Gill has been a self-employed artist/maker for 12 years and ran her own gallery/gift shop in Edinburgh for 3 years. Having given that up in 2019, she relocated to the seaside village of Pittenweem, in the East Neuk of Fife to focus on her own work.
Ceramic tiles are Gill’s favourite medium to use designs on. She use these as tiles for kitchens/bathrooms, coasters and clocks. Gill’s popular ceramic coasters won 1st place for Best Product Award 2016 at Scotland’s Trade Fair.
The current collection includes ceramic coasters, mugs, ceramic clocks, Giclee prints, greeting cards, Jewellery, Tea towels and lamps.
Gill also enjoys undertaking commissions and working on bespoke projects.