Jane Withers studied Art History at the Courtauld and has an MA in Design History from the V&A / Royal College of Art. She was a journalist and curator writing internationally and published several design books before setting up her own studio in 2001.

She teaches and speaks internationally, and has served on numerous juries and advisory boards. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and Design Academy Eindhoven, and is currently at Kingston University/Design Museum MA course Curating Contemporary Design. She was awarded an honorary fellowship by University of Westminster for services to the environment, and is also a contributing editor for American Vogue.