“Interior design was something I was born to do. As a child, I built Barbie dollhouses out of cardboard boxes, wallpaper, and flooring samples. I spent all my time rearranging the house and all of its furniture rather than playing with the dolls. By the time I was 15 I had re-designed every room in my parents’ house and started to renovate several of my friends’ bedrooms. I always organized friends’ closets, kitchens, etc. I love finding a design solution to help people better function in their own space. With every project, I try to push the limits and design with the end user in mind, but I always add a little of myself.”
Jessica loves designing hotels. “Each project has its own set of problems which need to be solved like a puzzle, and I love being able to come up with creative solutions.” She has designed over 16 new construction hotels and has worked on over 32 renovations. She started her career at NELSON doing commercial interiors. Then she jumped to Boston Trade International where she spent 2 years working on mid-market to full service hotel projects. She moved from a Designer I to a Senior Project Manager during her time there. In 2014, she was hired by Global Vision Hotels full time to be their In-house interior designer, specifically hired to develop and design the EnVision Hotel brand. The first EnVision opened in 2015 in South Saint Paul, MN and the second opened in Everett, MA in 2016.
Currently, she is working on restaurant in North Grafton, MA, a 55-unit mixed-use residential and commercial project in Salem, MA, a 104 room Best Western Plus in Laconia, NH, and a 107 room Four Points, by Sheraton in Eastham, MA. She received her Bachelors of Science in Interior Architecture at Mount Ida College School of Design and her Masters in Business Administration at Boston College.
After several years of experience working in hospitality design, Jessica started JS Designs in hopes of broadening her client base to include both full service hotel, commercial, and residential projects. She is also a Professor at Mount Ida School of Design, giving young inspiring designers her tips and tools of the trade.