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Kim Bevan | Designer Director

Kim was born in Norfolk, England and has played tennis at Skidmore. Kim joined Discovery Design, as our first New York City based designer.  With years of experience in both residential and commercial interior design she currently manages the New York office. Kim holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Skidmore College of Business and Studio Art. Kim’s skill set includes managing all facets of residential projects from conception to installation. Kim has designed many high-end commercial and residential projects all over the world while at Discovery Design. She also has experience with custom furniture and wallpaper design. She has a passion for sourcing unique items for clients that create truly special spaces and experiences.  Kim’s kindness and gentle spirit is infectious to everyone she meets.

Carly Ahlman | Sr. Interior Designer

Carly is an Interior Designer with a varied creative background. After studying Interior Design and Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, Carly worked for several interior design firms, event planning companies, shelter magazines, and floral designers. As a Senior Interior Designer for Discovery Design, she is currently focusing on the design of residential and commercial projects in the Bahamas and New York area. Her unique style and aesthetic help her create beautiful interiors for her clients. When she’s not hard at work, you can find her scheming up new design ideas, traveling, and enjoying her favorite city, New York.

Madi Burland | Interior Designer

After graduating with a Bachelor of Design from Queensland University of Technology Madi worked as a commercial Interior Designer in Brisbane, Australia. In this role, she designed various retail and hospitality spaces, from boutique restaurants and bars to hospitality chains in many Westfield centers. Made then moved to New York and began working for Discovery Design, designing for both the Baker’s Bay and Silo Ridge properties. When working with a client, Madi loves to discover their unique personality and how that fits into the lifestyle of the property, this helps Madi to develop the perfect design aesthetic and functionality for their home. She has a passion for commercial spaces and enjoys traveling every chance she gets.

Jennifer Hiles | Design Assistant

Jen Hiles has always had a flare for unique yet sophisticated style.  Born and raised in North Dakota, she knew at a young age that New York would be the place where she would showcase her artist talent and passion for the beautiful. After refining her skills with design internships at Lupton Rausch in Columbus, OH, and Karlsberger in New York City, Jen went on to merge her design ability with her business and client management prowess at Bilhuber & Associates. Her years in hospitality management have given her a special edge that contribute to her ability to juggle multiple projects and service clients with ease. Her first design love was mid-century modern, but she gratefully enjoys the journey of her changing tastes and making her clients look good. Jen received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Ohio State University.

Mia Jordan | Administrative Assistant

Mia moved from her home in Philadelphia, to join the growing New York office of Discovery Design and the opportunity to fully immerse herself in a creative working environment. Mia was lucky enough to grow up in an artistic home, with parents that are artists and teachers.  They renovated both childhood homes (almost) entirely by themselves. It’s safe to say her passion for design began before she can remember! Mia values the semester she spent studying abroad in Florence, Italy, and finds true inspiration in the places and people she meets along the way.

Edie Snyder | Design Assistant

Edie has been passionate about design, art and everything in between for as long as she can remember. She studied Art History and Fine Art at Wheaton College in Massachusetts where she received her Bachelor of Arts. She also studied abroad in Paris, France during her junior year in college. After taking courses at the Rhode Island School of Design, she realized that interior design was her true passion. She worked at a high-end residential interior design and architecture firm before becoming part of the Discovery Design team in New York. Her favorite activities include cooking, painting, and planning her next trip.

Janelle Welch | Assistant Architectural Designer

Janelle recently graduated from a branch campus of Pennsylvania State University in May of 2015. Janelle was given the opportunity to move to Philadelphia, PA where she started her professional career in architecture and design, with a firm that focused mainly on the healthcare sector. She gained a lot of knowledge in space planning and the overall design process. Very recently, Janelle decided to take her career to the next level and move to New York City and become a part of the architectural team here at Discovery Design.

Ameyalli Ruiz | Senior Architectural Designer

Ameyalli grew up in the city of Tijuana, Mexico. The different cultures and beautiful landscapes she experienced while studying abroad drove her passion into design and architecture. Specializing in interior design, set design and branding, Ameyalli has ten years of professional experience in the design industry. She received a Bachelors of Architecture at UPDLAP in Mexico. Following her Bachelors, she then proceeded in getting her Masters degree in New York City at NYSID. She enjoys exploring the streets of New York City, the woods of upstate New York and the beaches along the east coast.  Over the weekend you will find Ameyalli in the park playing with her dog, discovering new restaurants, and attending art exhibits.

Meredith Zinn | Interior Designer

Meredith Zinn is an Interior Designer for the Discover Design.  Very personable, Meredith is passionate about building relationships with clients and helping them express their characters, personalities, and lifestyles through the fun world of design.  She particularly enjoys the architectural challenges of organizing and arranging spaces, a task which allows her to use both her mathematical and creative talents. Meredith holds an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Binghamton University where she was also a competitive Cheerleader. She currently lives in Astoria, Queens, a location she values for its proximity to the bustling design hub of Manhattan.

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