Jill Maremont, with over 20 years of hands-on experience in the Interior Design industry, holds a BS in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati. As a classically trained Interior Designer, she has a well-rounded repertoire and an impressive number of personal contacts within the design and fine arts communities. Jill’s career began in the hospitality industry where she worked for the internationally acclaimed hospitality powerhouse, The Gettys Group. In addition, she served as a concept designer for a top national restaurant design and architecture firm, Aumiller Youngquist, providing her with nine years of practical experience.
Jill began to realize her unique marketing concept approach, her leadership skills and her ability to network. She transitioned her career and accepted a position as the Director of Marketing, Press Relations + E-commerce for one of Chicago’s largest residential Interior Design firms. Her creative and strategic planning efforts elevated the brand resulting in significant revenue growth.
In September of 2011, Jill’s dream of starting her own company became a reality with the launch of Inspiration Station collective, LLC. Jill’s creative and strategic thinking combined with her hands-on Interior Design background keeps her in tune with industry trends valuable to editorial contacts. Over the years, Jill’s press relation accomplishments include editorial placements in national shelter and local publications such as: Elle Décor, Interiors, Traditional Home, Lonny, Dwell, Robb Report, Interior Design, Azure, Milieu, Sophisticated Living, Rolling Stone, Lucky, Vogue, Timeout, The Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Billboard, Glide, Suntimes Splash, Crain’s, Chicago Home + Garden, CS, Interiors Chicago, CS Brides, Luxe, Chicago Gallery News, Antiques and the Arts, and the Wall Street Journal, along with hundreds of blogs and online publications including Today.com, Apartment Therapy, Design Milk, Dering Hall, Adorno, Martha Stewart, Bloomberg Pursuits, Curbed and Arch Daily. On-air segments include ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WGN and WCIU You and Me in the Morning. International print placements include: Architectural Digest Spain and Mexico, Architectural Record China, Serbian Elle, Nisha (Israel), Habitaire Magazine (Brazil), Casa Interiores, Conde Nast Germany, Marie Claire Maison (Turkey), Irish Times, MADEby and more. Other accolades include: 2016 nomination of client for Interior Design Magazine’s Best of the Year (2 national nominees in each category), client winner of 2016 WAYFAIR Interior Designer of the Year, and client winner of “Kitchen of the Year” for K+BB Magazine. Also Jill secured speaking engagements for clients with River North Design District, The Merchandise Mart, Winnetka Antiques & Modernism Show, and SOFA. In addition, Jill secured participation on behalf of her clients in showhouses- Merchandise Mart’s DreamHome and Traditional Home’s Hampton’s Showhouse, and for Cooking Light Magazine’s Fit House.
Jill is highly regarded as an expert in event planning and co-marketing strategies amongst her peers. She was responsible for the conceptualization and success of “Another Door Opens” for her client Architectural Artifacts (AAI). The event was based on the concept: “when one door closes, another door opens”. Jill and the AAI team invited local artists and designers to re-concept what a door is and what a door could become. Vintage doors were salvaged by AAI and donated to the participants. The doors were then auctioned off for charity at a giant cocktail party. In it’s second year, the event was attended by over 750 people in Chicago and raised over $100k for their philanthropic partner Chicago House.
Over the years, Jill has negotiated successful media sponsorships with Luxe Interiors + Design, Interiors Chicago, Dering Hall, and Refined Haystack and has executed large-scale events collaborating with such philanthropies as Chicago House, DIFFA, Designs for Dignity and Marwen, and securing corporate sponsorships with national brands.
Jill understands the art and value of win-win negotiation. She has a truly unique skill set which combines creativity and real life business experiences. Her ideas are free flowing, individually tailored and orchestrated for each individual concept and client. Jill’s business approach for Inspiration Station collective is based on genuine one-on-one interaction with her clients, the media and other industry resources. Jill is continuously networking to establish lasting relationships, exploring innovative concepts and opportunities for the benefit of her clients. Her clients include Michael Del Piero Good Design, Linc Thelen Design, Dresner Design, Adam Siegel, The Golden Triangle, Architectural Artifacts, The River North Design District, Organic Looms, BGD&C plus she is the Chicago Ambassador for International online community- Dering Hall. In addition, she worked on a special project with an auction house to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead and handled the PR for over 700 items including original artwork, furniture items and collectables.
Jill has been an avid arts collector since the age of 18 and has over 70 pieces of original works. She built her business providing strategic planning and public relations campaigns for artists, designers, antique dealers and home product purveyors. Jill founded the River North Design District (RNDD) in 2011 initially with only 3 members and growing to over 50 business memberships today. She concepted an annual event- The River North Design District’s Fall Gallery Walk, pairing artists and designers with showrooms. This past year the event had over 700 attendees and is now in it’s fourth year running. On behalf of RNDD, Jill is currently collaborating with the River North Art Galleries, EXPO Chicago and SOFA to further develop the River North neighborhood with the end goal of uniting art with design.