Our Purpose

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
PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

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, ASID
PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

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. As a California-native turned Austinite, 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.

GILLIAN BLAIR
INTERIOR DESIGNER

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
INTERIOR DESIGNER

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.

LINDA FUNAY McCARLEY
INTERIOR DESIGNER

Creativity. Collaboration. Integrity.

These are words close to Linda’s heart, and are the common thread in her designs. Whether collaborating with architect, builder and homeowner on a complex multi-million dollar new home or remodel, or working with her client to select furnishings, art and accessories for their home, Linda’s clients trust her implicitly to skillfully handle the design details and communication at every phase of their project, from start to finish.

Linda’s goal is to listen and collaborate with her clients so that the finished product is a reflection of her client’s personality, lifestyle and living principles. Inspired by her extensive travels to Europe and the UK, Linda has gained a deep appreciation for fine architectural details and artisan-quality custom pieces. She loves it when a client asks her to incorporate a meaningful piece into the overall design. This encompasses her goal of bringing her client’s vision to life to give them a functional and beautiful home that speaks to them every time they walk in their front door.

ELRAY GOMEZ
DESIGN ASSISTANT

Elray is a native Austinite, who returned to school to realize his design ambitions. He is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at Texas State University. As a furniture designer and artist, Elray’s forged and welded steel creations have been commissioned by the City of Austin and added to both private and museum collections. His unique journey has afforded him residence in New York City, Tel Aviv, Israel and Queretaro, Mexico.

An obsessive aesthete, he believes beauty and order are paramount. He is excited to have joined Etch in this, his final year of school.

LAUREN ALEMAN
DESIGN ASSISTANT

Lauren, a native Houstonian, relocated to Austin where she attended The University of Texas and earned her first Bachelor’s degree. Lauren’s technical skills in drafting, project management, and client relations stem from her experience at a local engineering firm. It is with this experience and her love of textiles and finishes that contribute to her career change into design. Currently she is attending Texas State University where she will obtain her second degree in Interior Design.

In addition to her studies, she holds the position of President with her student chapter and will act as the 2018-2019 Student Representative to the ASID Texas Board. She is an active student member in the Austin design community, participates on committees for various ASID events, and has attended national ASID leadership conferences in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Lauren attributes her love of design to the ability to bring life into the unexpected and turning a client’s visions into an intrinsically beautiful and unique space.

"Best money spent! Etch Design Group came to my rescue. For the first time in 21 years of being in our home, I can truly say, I love it! Our space is unique and is a reflection of our family. Thank you Jessica and Etch Design for the wonderful job and for making our home feel new again."

Lynn M.
Client

"Jessica and Stephanie are awesome! We did a major remodel on our house. They have great attention to detail and are easy to work with. We are very happy with the end result! I get asked who are designers are all the time. I am always happy to recommend them to anyone looking for talented designers!"

Emily B.
Client

"I worked with Etch through the process of building my home. Their availability and willingness to work within my needs and budget make Etch stand out to me. They helped with everything, from interior/exterior paint colors to fixtures, tile, and countertops. After nearly a year in the finished product I could not be happier!"

Joshua M.
Client