Principal/Lead Designer - Allied Member ASID
Picture Katie at age 3, wandering the job sites of her father's successful Design/Build custom home company. It was her playground. It was the first, and probably most important puzzle piece in charting her course in life.
Fast forward to Marquette University where Katie graduated with a BS in Business Administration and Finance after also studying abroad in Oxford, England. The lure of interior design still beckoned. So she dug into the basics with experts in the trades - electric, plumbing, masonry, woodwork, architecture. Then onto Parsons School of Design in Paris for intense, hands-on courses and Harrington College of Design where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
When you work with Kathleen Glynn, you get the best of both worlds. An experienced architect who has been practicing for over 20 years. And a knowledgeable designer who incorporates creativity with functionality.
Alison Valentine is all about style. Actually, she is all about many different styles–from traditional to modern. "I love to dig my heels in and find each clients' very unique style of living–their approach to life and art, the designs that speak to them, the balance between composition and comfort."
Think of a great designer as someone who has a window to the world. One who provides both a contained framework for projects as well as a wider perspective to life and design. Veronica Devereaux has not only perfected actual window treatments through the years, she has a worldly, sophisticated sensibility for entire projects.
Interior Design Assistant
Elena Pellegrino has a variety of skills that most of us have never heard of before. Proficient in Revit, CAD, Photoshop, IN Design, Microsoft, Space Planning and Graphic Design, her renderings and 3D models provide the backbone of what clients see and approve for their own particular projects.
Every well-designed room deserves the perfect finishing touch. Whether it's a vase, sculpture, pillow or rug, accessories tie everything together and make rooms truly personal. The role of Courtney Clements, Accessory Specialist at Katherine Elizabeth Designs, is to present these creative choices, follow through with ordering and quality assurance and then meticulously position them "just so" within a home or business.
Executive Assistant, Showroom Manager
Brianna's strength in the visual arts comes naturally to her with her background in the retail and beauty fields. In addition to her highly demanding executive assistant responsibilities at KED, she enthusiastically develops and promotes the ever-growing Katherine Elizabeth Fine Art Gallery.
Take Gillan Hampton out of her natural calling of creating inspired interior design and you will find her researching inspired, creative designs.
Its what she loves to do.
Gillan started her professional career, however, in an entirely different direction. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University, she became well known in the office products industry as a Senior Manager in media, sales and the marketing of office products and furniture.
Your first impression of Maureen Fingerman will be her enthusiastic attitude to help you in any way she can. She is resourceful and cares about both clients and staff.
Maureen graduated from Northeastern University and worked at numerous long-term jobs - as a Placement Director, a Financial Aid Director, a Trade School Director, and an Office Manager in a law firm. When she walked into Katherine Elizabeth Designs four years ago, however, it was an opportunity that was meant to be.
We all need someone to take care of the countless things behind the scenes. Susan Berlin is one of those accomplished individuals who has what it takes to get everything done. From estimates to purchase orders (and everything in between), Susan is a "go-to" person who thrives on challenge. Her attention to detail and organizational skills were a tremendous asset in both the large and small companies she worked for-which included photography, construction, retail sales, insurance and office products. Her past jobs and responsibilities are a perfect fit at KED.