Jill Johnson

Founder of Awe Inspired

Jill D Johnson founded and has run JILCO Inc. for the past 32 years, as well as designing and sourcing diamond and gemstone jewelry. Based in Minneapolis, MN. Jilco manufactures and imports fine jewelry, serving a variety of Fortune 1000 companies, catalog marketers and countless retail stores across the US. Jilco has had the privilege of making jewelry for AVEDA, super models Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, as well as a jewelry collection for the Fistula Foundation, a non-profit endorsed by Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, Bugs B Wear, a division of Jilco Inc., was named by Glamour magazine as the “best fashion accessory of 1999”. Jill's greatest accomplishments are her two amazing sons, Max 28 and Adam 26. Luck will have it, she's also a three time cancer survivor - the founding inspiration for Awe Inspired; created as the Livestrong of exceptional quality gifts for anyone looking to honor a survivor in their life. Awe has grown beyond her wildest dreams and has become a symbol of strength for hundreds of thousands of customers. Awe is on a mission to enhance the human experience through gifts that celebrate individuality, foster connections, give back generously, and leave people in awe.