After graduating with a BA Honours in Fashion and Textiles at The University of Ulster Gillian Lennox went on to be a designer within the fashion industry. After a spell designing for Marks & Spencer Menswear Gillian began a 14-year career working for a London based manufacturing/design company where she progressed to Head Designer supplying companies such as online retailer ASOS, and Southern Ireland high street stores Dunnes and A-Wear. Her designs for ASOS and A –Wear were often featured in magazine editorials.
Gillian’s work often took her overseas to Paris, Syria, and Morocco where she gained insight into the entire process of textile design, garment, and pattern construction. Throughout her career Gillian also continued with her own freelance work and has been a maker and illustrator for Universal Studios when they first came to Northern Ireland with films such as Your Highness and more recently was a maker for the film The Northman.
In 2022 Gillian engaged in a living history tender for Mid Ulster Council designing and producing twenty-three costumes for historical sites and National trust properties. For the Lyric Theatre, Gillian has supervised the Costume Department on all producing shows for the past six years and has been the Costume Designer for Dr Scroggy’s War, Good Vibrations, Alice: The Musical, Double Cross, Rough Girls (Arts & Business Awards) Dark of the Moon, Shirley Valentine, Peter Pan: The musical, 1984 (Postponed Covid), Sadie, Dracula, Pinocchio, Blue stockings, The Snow Queen, Romeo & Juliet and most recently Good Vibrations 2023 which is now showing in New York.