As the founding principal of The DESIGN WORKS Studios, Gina oversees design and production. A registered Interior Designer in Illinois, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Allied Professions with a Major in Interior Design from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and went on to work at some of the top interior design and architecture firms in the country before starting The DESIGN WORKS Studios.
These firms helped Gina develop the building blocks that she now bases her designs and processes on. A good design solution is different for everyone, but to Gina design should be simple. Not basic and boring, but uncomplicated and truthful. She places great importance on involving her clients throughout the design process and having them be an integral part of the design team. To her, the most important thing we can do as designers is stop talking and listen. It is then our responsibility to interpret our client's vision, not our own, into the design of their new space and clearly communicate how the design will be achieved.
When she's not working, Gina finds inspiration in all things Chicago has to offer or just taking a long walk along the lake with her Siberian Husky.