Alison Jones thirty years experience covers concept, color, trend, product development, sourcing, manufacturing, production and visual merchandising, working across all product categories, within both the trade and consumer markets. Originally from the UK, Alison has held positions with leading European and US home retailers, including Habitat UK, Pottery Barn and West Elm, where she was a key founding member.
As former Brand Director at Granet & Associates, she has managed and developed international home decor licensing programs for high-profile Architects and Interior Designers – Anouska Hempel, Thom Filicia, Richard Mishaan, Campion Platt, Rose Tarlow, Fortuny and Waterworks. Most recently, she was responsible for curating the highly successful Soup Home brand and Interior Designer, Sara Bengur Shop product line.
Having traveled extensively throughout her career, Alison has established a wide-ranging network of contacts across the globe. She has worked as a consultant to Aid to Artisans, and spearheaded research projects on organic cotton, sustainability and non renewable resources. She has taught and lectured at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, Royal College of Art, Brighton College of Art, Bath School of Art and Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
A fine artist at heart, Alison's unique sense of color and composition can be found in her paintings.