The last fifteen years have taken Jennifer on a winding path of discovery that led to opening BANDURAdesign in the summer of 2016. The vision to bring a healthy and balanced life to designers through freedom and flexibility in their process translates to unparalleled enthusiasm for the work being produced by the Bandura team. Risky, yes. Worth it, completely. Jennifer works hard and brings together technical expertise with focused attention to budgets and schedules to make successful projects on the practical side, but also the spirit she brings leaves clients feeling less like they are glad it is over and more like they are ready to do it all over again.
Michelle knows how to pack a power punch - similar to the theater term “Triple Threat” - she brings her formidable force of talent to every aspect of the design process. Including conceptual design, schematic design, construction documentation, presentation and marketing materials, finish and fabric selection, FF+E specifications and budgets, lighting and furniture design, and construction administration (seriously, its exhausting just thinking about all of the brain cells used in this job). Michelle believes design is in the details and works with speed and accuracy to deliver projects on deadline.
Everyone starts somewhere - and Emily chose a very special place to start her professional interior design journey. Joining the team directly after completing her degree in interior design from the University of Alabama Emily brings unparalleled energy and enthusiasm. Never underestimate the value of a “naive” perspective because it often leads to questions and concepts that the seasoned designers forget to consider after years of practice. Emily worked hard through school to gain valuable work experience through internships and involvement in respected industry organizations like IIDA & NEWH. She is one to watch.
You may not know what Ornithology means, but sometimes it is best to surround yourself with people who know things you don’t. Samantha comes to BANDURAdesign via research science. Her attention to detail and ability to track results has translated into the perfect skill set required for being the purchasing coordinator who is responsible to organize a very “creative” team and produce results when it comes to getting the job done. Samantha oversees day to day operations for the team and assists with all aspects of bidding, purchasing, and installation on site.
Sometimes we become the things we admire as kids and in Katie's case this has made her a literal super-hero! I guess if you read enough comic books one day you figure out how to live the super-life. With an artist’s illustrative touch to everything she does, she brings strength to the BANDURAdesign team when creating custom graphics and art to make each project refined and tailored to our client's needs. This lady has a vision and outlook on life that will keep us all dreaming up the next unexpected twist in the story of your design journey.
With a beautiful soul and a beautiful smile Joley joined the BANDURAdesign team in 2018 to head up the growing purchasing division of the company. She is adept at all things design and has the years of knowledge and experience under her belt to be able to make tough decisions under pressure when the objective is to get the job done right no matter what challenge we face. You may find her making calls from the boat dock on a sunny day, but from wherever, whenever – she will find a way to bring each project vision to completion.
No story is ever complete, we just start new chapters. Tatiana brings a unique (and global) perspective to the collaboration team. After years of managing
international brands for P&G Tatiana decided to expand her creative potential and went back to school for interior design. Transforming her career mid-stream
allows her to influence the team with knowledge of managing complex schedules and budgets. Tatiana
works from her home in Prague, where her husbands job relocated her family of four in the Spring of 2017. She is able to thrive in life as a mother/wife/designer and continues to expand her interior design experience working the “morning shift” on all Bandura projects.