Our Designers Staff
Susette Kubiak - Designer
Experience: Window & Interior Design 26 years.
Professional: Member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), College of DuPage, WCP
Studies & Certifications: NCIDQ Certified, Furniture, accessories, lighting, space planning, Custom Drapery, Wallpaper, Motorization, and Color Consulting
Marcia Pedersen - Designer
Experience: 28 years designing beautiful spaces. AAUW Housewalk. Homes/Manhattan N.Y., Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas
Professional: Int. Design College of DuPage. Proficient in space planning, color selections, accessories, fabrics, and furniture design.
Certifications: Seminars and workshops in color psychology, Feng Shui, drapery & window coverings, furniture construction, and wallcoverings, Certified Professional.
Julie Massey - Designer
Experience: 24 years designing & selling window treatments
Professional: Graduate of Northern Michigan University, CWTC, CWC
Studies & Certifications: Technical expert in Lutron, Somfy, Mecho, BTX and ESI motorized systems. Pre-construction wiring services and design strategy, Project management with contractors, electricians, home automation integrators and architects.
Experience: Residential interior designer 23 years
Professional: Registered Illinois State Interior Designer, Graduate Loyola University, William Rainey Harper College
Studies & Certifications: NCIDQ Certified, Space planning, color, furniture, custom rugs, window treatments, motorization, Certified Professional.
Experience: Window & Interior Design 20 Years.
Professional: Graduate Robert Morris College, Exciting Windows Trained Consultant
Studies & Certifications: Certified Professional, Shutters & Drapery Design, Motorization and Color Consultant.
Experience: Senior Window Specialist. Maria holds over 20 years of full service interior design for both residential and commercial spaces. Her Specialties include unique custom window designs/creations, custom drapery, space planning, custom furniture design, and the creation of unique bedding.
Studies & Certifications: She studied at the Fine Art and Interior Design Institute of Chicago and was awarded a scholarship for her studies while attending.
Experience: Elizabeth has over 15 years of experience in residential and commercial design. As an award winning homebuilder, she has worked with clients and builders to develop elevations, floor plans and selection of all finished materials.
Professional: University of Wisconsin - Bachelor of Arts in History, Ealing College of Higher Education - London, England, History and Liberal Arts.
Experience: Over 20 years managing and selling within the window treatment industry.
Certifications/Awards: Residential Interior Design; Featured articles in Home and Hearth magazine.
Professional/Education: BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business from St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL Degree of Interior Design, Art Institute, Las Vegas, NV.
John Danaher - President
Experience/Professional: Window Treatment Design 30 years
Education: Graduate Harrington College of Interior Design
Studies & Certifications: Certified Motorization and Custom Shutter Expert. Lutron and Mecho Automation Specialist.
Experience: Over 28 years as a design innovator and implementer developing projects and teams that deliver quality solutions across all sectors of architectural design.
Professional/Education: Communications – Evangel College Engineering - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Certifications/Awards: WBCS Showcase - Best in Show
Paper City Design Recognition - SIP Panel Home
Heights Showcase of Homes - Best in Show.