Jill Norton

Visual Communications Manager
Lead Photographer

Visual Communications Manager & Photographer


Jill officially joined Northwestern in 2010 working as a Photographer and Creative Consultant for the SAIT department. In 2012 she joined the new Student Affairs Marketing Department as Official Photographer and Creative Consultant working as a liaison between SAIT and Marketing and the division helping migrate all departments into the new web design. She now oversees several student photographers and videographers and works with each department to maintain and update their websites throughout the year.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Jill graduated from Miami of Ohio with a degree in Retail Management and a minor in Photography. She also studied at Columbia College after moving to Chicago developing her photography career. She became a photo editor for 2 national magazines both in print and web. She started her own photography business in 2001 and is celebrating having her own photography studio in Evanston for over 10 years.

Jill has been a part of the Evanston community since 2001 sitting on the Board of Directors for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and also served as Chair of the Evanston Arts Council for 6 years. In 2012 she received the Mayor's Award for the Arts for her work on the Arts Council. Jill is married and living in Evanston with her favorite photo subjects; husband Jay and his two teenage sons and her cat, Frida.