News Bites: Interior Design Alum’s Local Firm Growing Steadily with Infusion of KCAD Talent
When alum Jennifer Butler (’93, Interior Design) started her own firm in West Michigan back in 2003, she was a team of one. And things stayed that way at Jennifer Butler Interior Design until late 2012, when the firm added three new employees over the next year, including two of Butler’s fellow KCAD Interior Design alumni.
2012 grad Heather Lingbeek joined Butler’s firm in February of 2013, while 2014 grad Chelsea Stafford was brought on permanently in January of 2014 after completing a three-month internship. Both are now employed as designers.
Butler’s experience combined with Lingbeek’s and Stafford’s fresh perspectives and 21st century skill sets have made the growing firm incredibly versatile. The firm is LEED accredited, and offers full-scale remodeling services for both residential and commercial properties.