Fundamentals of Interior Design & Business Instructor
J.D. is a serial entrepreneur and designer with nearly 15 years of experience in the design industry. His experience includes high-end residential, light commercial, custom hardware, publishing, graphic and kitchen & bath design both on the West Coast and in the Midwest. With his original education and work experience in Corporate Accounting, J.D. is proficient in both the financial and technical aspects of the industry. After working in high-end residential design with another designer for several years, and while still in design college, he started his own residential and light commercial firm with his business partner/husband. What started as a desk in the corner of their apartment became an accomplished local firm serving clients throughout Central Indiana from a magnificent one-hundred-year-old home.
During this time, J.D. also co-founded a successful publishing company that produced a local, county-wide home magazine created to not only serve as a marketing vehicle for the design firm, but also to support the community by giving small business owners a more affordable way to advertise directly to their target local market. After several years, J.D. and his family made the decision to sell everything and move to Seattle to facilitate the next steps in his career. A contemporary designer at heart, the Pacific Northwest and Seattle in particular, was the perfect choice. Now starting his sixth business, J.D. is excited to bring his knowledge and expertise to the students at Heritage.