Comings & Goings | Jan 9, 2018 |
Design professionals on the move

Discover who’s doing what and where in EAL’s most recent roundup of the design industry’s movers and shakers.

Interior design firm Wilson Associates has expanded its team nationwide. The Dallas office welcomes new additions Veronica Sandoval as project designer, Louie Sison as senior designer, Rachel Frazier as project designer and Carrie Jones as project manager. Jezzica Lindkrantz and Erni Taslim join the Los Angeles office as project designer and associate design director, respectively.

Architecture, urban design and interior design studio Rowland+Broughton has added four new members to its Colorado operations. Adam Link joins the Aspen-based office as a project architect, while the Denver studio welcomes senior project manager Brent Carr and interior designers Lindsay Bench and Kirby Benjamin.

Los Angeles multi-disciplinary interior design firm DL English Design has appointed Giovana P. Kuehn to senior designer. The LEED Green Associate designer brings a decade of experience, most recently from CallisonRTKL, to the new role.

Studios Architecture is building its East Coast leadership teams. Robert Clemens, a 15-year veteran within the firm, and Ashton Allan, who’s been with Studios for more than 10 years, have been promoted to principal in the firm’s New York City and Washington, D.C., offices, respectively.

Interior designer Niki Papadopoulos has been named partner at Mark Williams Design Associates, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.

Thomas Galbraith, former managing director of auction site Paddle8, has joined Twyla, an online art company, as CEO.

Carisha Swanson has been promoted to senior market editor of Hearst Design Group (Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda) after joining as market editor in 2013. Swanson will continue as the editorial lead on kitchen, bath, building and smart home technologies.

Following the resignation of Fine Furniture Design president Eric Graham, the company has appointed Erin Sullivan, vice president of product development, and Beth Swann, director of finance and systems, to an interim leadership team. Both executives will report to Michael Moh, chairman of the case goods and upholstery manufacturer.

Victoria Shannon has begun a new role as account director at Optimist Consulting in New York City.

Hickory, North Carolina–based Baker Interiors Group has named Jay Paschall, formerly an executive at Century Furniture, as vice president of showrooms. Earlier in his career, Paschall spent 17 years at Baker, serving in sales, product development and merchandising roles.

Textile design company Merida has added two new business development managers to its team. Alyson Zamith, formerly of Waterworks, and Kate Martin, previously at ALT for Living, will be based in the New York office.

Bath and kitchen fittings atelier THG Paris is expanding its Northeast efforts with two new roles. Recent appointees include Emily Smith as the Northeast regional manager and Jonathan Britt as a manager of A&D development.

Home furnishings brand Surya has named Rob Rosenquist vice president of sales. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Rosenquist will lead all sales efforts across design, retail and e-commerce channels.

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