Passionate about design, Ellie revels in the creative process—especially working with a team that embraces a collaborative approach as we do at JLI. She finds it thought provoking, productive and enriching to share ideas and inspiration, and believes that teamwork is the most effective way to find successful design solutions. Prior to joining JLI, she gained deep technical experience in commercial and hospitality design while attending the prestigious School of Design at University of Cincinnati, where students work as paid professionals while matriculating. She is excited about transitioning these skills into her work in residential design.
A top on Ellie’s priority list is to develop close, cooperative relationships with clients, beginning with the open exchange of ideas. With a style that’s flexible and responsive, she immerses herself in all aspects of the design process, from initial concepts to final installations. “It’s amazing when all the pieces come together to fulfill a creative vision.”
Ellie has a special interest in space planning, and is adept at creating functional yet comfortable, aesthetically pleasing spaces to meet her clients’ lifestyles and needs. She also specializes in pulling together the artistic elements—furniture, accessories and fabrics—to achieve a desired vision or style.
With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati, Ellie looks forward to bringing her experience and enthusiasm to the JLI team. She considers each project an opportunity to capture a clients’ personal style. “At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that they love their new space.”
Off the clock, Ellie enjoys spending time with family and friends. An avid traveler, her goal is to see as much of the world as she can. “I want to take inspiration from my love of traveling and translate it into innovative and creative design solutions.” Favorite destinations include Cape May, New Jersey and the California Coast.