Jay McCarroll is the fashion designer who is internationally recognized for winning the inaugural season of the Emmy nominated competitive reality television show, Project Runway. Jay studied fashion design at the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University , where he currently teaches. He also studied at the London College of Fashion.
Fabric, color, pattern, and texture are among the great loves of Jay's life. According to Jay the greatest part of his job is manipulating those elements into functioning products for people to use and enjoy. Jay finds inspiration for his work in many different things. He's always been drawn to the vastness and the beauty of nature and is also fascinated by how other humans utilize nature so industriously.