A Wisconsin native, having over 13 years’ experience in the home and interior design industry Jana specializes in communications, promotions and strategic partnerships. She is detailed-oriented and a creative thinker that is passionate about the design industry. Throughout her career she has worked on national trade shows, showhouses, charity events and coordinated product launches for international fabric and furniture brands, Donghia, Designtex, Robert Allen and most recently Cortina Leathers.
Committee Statement and Goals:
Our goal for the Communications Team, which is made of several committees and task forces, is to be the voice of our chapter while reflecting the programs and standards set by ASID National.
We will communicate upcoming events, all chapter and committee initiatives, share information and resources, and support all the stakeholders of our community – within the chapter and design industry.
We will communicate the mission, “design impacts lives,” and educate the public on the value of working with an ASID designer.
We will help attract new members to our chapter and retain current membership.
Emma Tessler is the founder of Ninety Five Media, a Digital Marketing Agency which works with scaling brands to monetize their online presence. She is a former Interior Designer who graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and continues to infuse creativity & design into her work with her Agency clients.
Susan K. Tully
Susan K. Tully, NCIDQ, ASID, is an interior designer specializing in hospitality design. She currently practices residential design at SKT Interior Design in Rutherford, NJ. She has worked for ForrestPerkins, at the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau, and as an adjunct professor of interior design at Marymount University.
Miriam Makram is an interior designer that focuses on commercial spaces, especially in the hospitality sector. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art and continued her education at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles, to obtain her Associates Degree in Interior Design.
Whether staging model apartments for developers or providing e-design services for residential clients, Diana brings a unique point of view and eclectic resources because of her background as a design editor. A graduate of the New York School of Interior Design, Diana served on the ASID NY Metro Board from 2017-2019. She’s also a member of IIDA, IFDA and NAWBO.
Sarah P. Fletcher, principal in Sarah P. Fletcher (SPF) Communications, is a seasoned PR and marketing communications professional with an entrepreneurial spirit. A specialist many aspects of the industry, especially the design/furnishings sector, she enjoys a full roster of clients that bring new challenges and opportunities every day. After teaching at two New York City schools, she began her career in the design industry as research editor at House & Garden magazine.
Francesca received her B.S. in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a diploma in Graphic Design from NABA in Milan, and a Digital Marketing certification. Her interest in multidisciplinary creative design led her to pursue residential interior design, visual display, and showroom sales with a focus on textiles.
Lisbeth Jimenez is a commercial Interior designer who produces exceptional and transformational design concepts—creating beneficial spaces that positively impact her clients and their environments. Lisbeth participates in interior design pro-bono projects, and has designed spaces for a number of non-profit organizations while also being an education advocate and teacher.
Bianca is an Account Executive at Novità Communications, award-winning integrated marketing, PR, social media agency. A graduate of Lafayette with a focus on English, Spanish Literature, and International Relations, she is a great communicator who loves telling stories. Bianca serves on various committees across ASID NY Metro, including the Communications, Social Media, and Health Wellness & Sustainability committees.
Michele Keith is a freelance writer based in New York City.
Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including ASPIRE Design and Home, Luxe, i+D, Departures, The New York Times and Boston Globe. Her books include Country Living - Easy Makeovers (Hearst), Designers Here and There: Inside the City and Country Homes of America's Top Decorators (The Monacelli Press) and Designers Abroad: Inside the Vacation Homes of Top Decorators (The Monacelli Press).
When not writing she can be found tutoring foreign-born adults in English and hiking the canyons of the city checking out the latest architecture.