Since 2009, JAK W has worked closely with Interior Designers, Architects and Purchasing Dealers throughout Northern California and beyond.
Our mission is to support authentic, sustainable, contemporary design through every step of the creative process.
The products we represent are contemporary in design and suitable for the home, hospitality and work environment.We take pleasure in discovering new objects and finding ways to bring them to you, the lover of good design.
We have spent years discovering and cultivating relationships with artisans and manufacturers that pride themselves on their craft.
Whether you are a Designer, a Dealer, a Manufacturer, an Investor or a Home Owner, we have services tailored just for you.
Design Advocate, Northern California
I have a BBA in Finance from UMass Amherst and MFA from the Academy of Art in SF. I spent two years working as a corporate financial analyst and realized quickly this was not my calling! With a leap of faith, I pivoted toward the design world. Before joining JAK W in 2016, I held roles as a residential, hospitality and corporate office interior designer.
Specialty: Architectural Specifications, Acoustics, Sustainability
Wicked Fun Fact: I'm from Boston but don't have the accent.
Design Advocate, Northern California
After graduating from the University of San Diego with my Bachelor's in Business, I crossed paths with a restaurant designer who gave me my first job in the industry as her assistant. A year later, I pursued a lifelong dream and moved to San Francisco for design school. In 2014 I earned my MFA in Interior Architecture & Design from Academy of Art University. Before joining JAK W in 2018, I held roles in residential, hospitality, and workplace interior design.
Specialty: Architectural Finishes, Furniture, Schematic Design
Fun Fact: I will talk your ear off about my love for NorCal, even though I was born and raised in SoCal.
Design Advocate, Decor and Styling
My first taste of the interior design world was an internship at Gensler's San Francisco's office. After a year I switched gears, attending Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara with a focus in commercial photography & photojournalism. For years I worked exclusively in the photo world, shooting editorial, advertising, portraiture, and travel. Eventually my career shifted into photo styling for big box brands and finally came full circle when I joined JAK W in 2019.
Specialty: Styling, Accessories & Photography
Fun Fact: I learned how to read and write in French before in English
Design Advocate, Sonoma
I joined JAK W in 2019, previously I worked as a personal stylist and taught art in schools. My love for interiors started from a young age as I watched my parents build 2 homes from the ground up. I hold a BA in Sociology and minor in Studio Art.
Specialty: Residential Design, Furniture
Fun Fact: In my free time, I love to paint. A lot of my work is focused on color and pattern.
Design Advocate, San Francisco Showroom
Prior moving to California and joining JAK W I worked as a design consultant for a few companies in the Ottawa valley (Canada) primarily specializing in flooring and custom window coverings. Prior to coming into the design world I was studying International and Public Relations, but I always knew I had a calling for interior design. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Small Business Management and diploma in Interior Decorating.
Specialty: Residential Design, Furniture, Flooring
Fun fact: I love arranging flowers in bouquets, and I once worked as a florist.
Before working at JAK W, I was a full time design Student at Parsons in NYC studying curatorial design and creative entrepreneurship. I’ve since relocated back to Sonoma to work and resume my classes from home.
Specialty: Administrative Assistant & Social Media Strategies
Fun Fact: I love reality TV and was on The Bachelor season 16. Not as a contestant, I was 11.
In 2007 I began a painting company in San Francisco specializing in trompe l'oeil, faux finishes and murals. After returning back to my hometown of Sonoma I began to work in the world of furniture. Starting in exterior design and then quickly finding my place at JAK W working with firms and designers alike. I hold a certificate in Interior Design and Consulting.
Specialty: Logistics, Product Knowledge, Furniture Procurement
Fun Fact: I trained in the art of trapeze for a year after high school.
CEO, Design Director
I have a BA in English and Business from UCLA, and studied Interior Architecture at the Academy of Art in SF. Before founding JAK W in 2009, I spent some time working at LIMN in San Francisco and as a Residential Designer and for Slifer Designs in Colorado. But it was my time in London that really started my love for contemporary design.
Specialty: Product Design, Sustainability, Marketing and General Team Advocate.
Fun Fact: I love reading people's Tarot and I started a non-profit when I was in third grade called "The Cassis Good Deed Kids"