Jane Worthington was born in the UK in 1969 where she studied Art at the Cumbria College of Art (1986-88) and thereafter Design (1988-91) at the De Monfort University in Leicester, England where she graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Industrial Design. Upon graduating she was recruited by Philips Design at their headquarters in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, here she remained until 1995. Her strategic/ creative design ability gained her a place on the team responsible for the initial design phase of many of the Philips main lines (Phili-shave, household appliances, multi media to name a few). The most noteworthy project being a project with Alessandro Mendini in his studio in Milan on the project ''Television at the crossroads’’. A conceptual project to determine the future of the television. For this she designed the very first wall mounted back lit television. This was in 1992, 5 years before the first commercially available wall mounted (flat screen/ plasma) television in 1997. Philips exhibited the working prototype worldwide in culture temples such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris, MAK (Museum fur Angewante Kunst) Vienna and DAZ (Deutsches Architektur Zentrum) Berlin.
In addition to this whilst at Philips Design, Jane Worthington was responsible for the design of the complete headphone range where she subsequently received a design prize for the SBC333 headphone series. She also designed a remote control (RC75) which Philips patented and made a world standard. It was produced from 1993 until 2007 and production exceeded more than 10 million pieces. In 1995 Jane Worthington left Philips Design to begin her own design agency. She gradually moved away from electronics towards the designer furniture industry. Between 1995 and 2013 she worked solely in this sector and built a name as one of the world's most established female furniture designers. For this she has had many nominations and received several design awards for her work. Next to this Jane Worthington lectures in design. From the period 1998 - 2004 at the Academy for visual Arts in Maasticht (NL) and from 2004 - 2012 at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NL), the latter of which she was also a member of the examination board. In 2005 she resumed her interest in the arts and began painting again, something she had regrettably had little time for in the early stages of her career. She painted the portraits of Andre Rieu and Gerd Leers which were auctioned for charity and raised 6,000 euros for the homeless. Jane Worthington was subsequently commissioned to paint the portraits of the children of Prince Friso and Princess Mabel of Oranje Nassau. These paintings belong to the royal families private collection and hang in the family home. More recently she has created artworks for commercial purposes. Jane Worthington created her first branding campaign for Leolux in 2013 and her first advertising campaign in 2014. She proposed not using photographs for the advertising campaign, but using paintings instead. Painting the campaign rather than using photographs breaks all the conventions in the advertising sector. This innovative approach has been a great international success in giving Leolux a strong and recognisable image for branding the company.