The British/Dutch designer Jane Worthington was born in the UK in 1969. She studied Art and Design 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 & Engineering. Upon graduating she was recruited by Philips Design at their headquarters in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 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 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She gradually moved away from electronics towards the designer furniture industry where she built a name as one of the world's most established female furniture designers. Next to this Jane Worthington has 20 years experience as a member of the examination board, first at the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht and later at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands where she lectures in design.