Etch Design Group is a full-service interior design firm based in Austin, Texas. We are dedicated to crafting custom residential and commercial design experiences by collaborating with our clients to determine the best creative solution for each project. Together, we strive to design spaces that offer a delicate balance between purpose and beauty.
MEET THE TEAM
JESSICA NELSON, ALLIED ASID
Jessica has always had a passion for design and loves assisting clients in bringing their creative visions to life! She received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Texas State University, and has been transforming unique spaces ever since. Jessica has been recognized for her outstanding creativity, and design aesthetic. Her background in technology makes her uniquely qualified in computer renderings and visualization tools, which help assist clients in “painting the picture” on what to expect in their finished space.
Jessica is known for her love of fabrics and furnishings, and her unique ability to add the perfect finishing touch to every project. Her designs reflect her diverse experience studying architectural history and art in Florence, Italy. She has gained valuable knowledge and appreciation for European design, and loves expressing this through her work. Jessica served as the Chair for the 2018 ASID Texas- Austin Design Community board. Jessica has been actively involved in the American Society of Interior Designers since her time at Texas State University, and has been serving on the local Austin board since 2015.
STEPHANIE LINDSEY, RID, NCIDQ, ASID
Stephanie has an instinctive talent and keen eye for design, along with a strong technical background in computer drafting. She graduated from the Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA with her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Stephanie has worked with contractors, designers and architects throughout the country, developing a unique and versatile portfolio of projects.
Her exquisite attention to detail, paired with an innate ability to project manage provides her clients with the highest level of satisfaction. Stephanie believes in client satisfaction, honesty and integrity in all that she does. Stephanie is a registered Interior Designer (RID) and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), as well as a current and active member in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Stephanie served on the 2018 ASID Texas- Austin Design Community board as the Financial Chair.
JENIFER HOULROYD, NCIDQ
Jenifer is known for thinking outside the box, and her instinctive creativity establishes a uniquely refreshing foundation for each design project. She is extremely detail-oriented and designs as she thinks through the very minute details of each aesthetic. Her background in architectural stone and decorative tiles is also extremely useful as she manages both remodel and new construction projects.
At Texas State University, Jenifer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design with a minor in Art and Design and a focus on Art History. Subsequently, Jenifer worked with Austin’s top architects, builders, and interior designers. Jenifer is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
Gillian immediately began working in residential remodeling upon graduating with her Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has spent that time working closely with architects and contractors from the day a project is conceived, through the design and construction process, and until the last piece of furniture is placed. Her architecture-based background gives her a unique approach to interior design, as she always thinks of the bigger, holistic picture.
The process of studying the family dynamic, how we live in our spaces, and how to reinterpret that information into a home is what inspires her. She really enjoys taking the time to get to know clients and their personalities in order to cultivate a strong concept to carry throughout each project.
Aesthetically, she enjoys playing with old and new, beauty and functionality, quirk and sophistication with a strong affinity for detail. Each project is a unique endeavor and she tries to have fun the entire process!
MIMI WITTSTRUCK, NCIDQ, ASID
Mimi believes in living brightly and aims to perfect the balance of textures and colors along with fresh decorative elements within each project. Mimi always had an interest in art and interior design growing up and went on to major in interior architecture at Rhode Island School of Design.
At the beginning of her career, Mimi worked for the textile firms Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils in New York, where she was responsible for the interior design of their fabric and furniture showrooms across the country. It was there, that she had the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry and really developed the foundation of her design aesthetic. After moving to FL, then to TX, Mimi has gained invaluable experience designing custom residences and staging interiors for major developers. Mimi is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), as well as a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Mimi always carefully listens to a client’s wants and needs to drive the project and thrives off of making the client love where they live.
Always a creative individual, Kristin knew from a young age that she wanted a career in interior design. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount Univeristy, she then attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles where she received a second degree in Interior Design.
Upon graduation, Kristin gained valuable experience designing for a number of top LA-based interior design firms. As a California-native turned Austinite, she has a reputation for creating unique and individual interiors. Kristin is a listener, always taking a client's vision and making it a reality. She's a thoughtful, technical, and thorough designer with with a keen eye for design.
Kate is in her final years at Texas State University. In May 2020, she will earn her bachelor’s degree in
Interior Design with a WELL AP certification. The WELL AP accreditation is important to Kate, because it
considers the human-centric approach to design. Throughout her lifetime Kate has developed her
creative pursuits with meaning, and yet design for her is at the forefront of them all. Studying the
interior environment as a supportive element to human health is for her of special focus. Space
planning, material selections, and the composition of those materials can have a huge emphasis on
Her interest remains rooted in the design elements that support ingenuity, detail, and
craftsmanship. When they merge with environmental and cultural considerations, she believes you have
something not only compelling but sustainable. This is apparent in her selections of materials and
research. Her passion for authenticity has led her to visit artistic communities across the globe, meeting
the artist firsthand and developing a taste for quality and tradition. Kate has an eclectic style and
understands how to edit interiors. Merging her modern appreciations with elements that have a cultural
and historical presence is something she excels in. Her approach is identifying the uniqueness of a
particular space to create an authentic environment that speaks to the culture of its occupants.