Jessica De Kler

Jessica De Kler

New York, NY, US



I believe in: Form, Space, Order. (Ching)

I believe that: "Intercourse with beautiful things makes us beautiful." (Hoffman / Moser, Working Programme)


CetraRuddy, New York, NY, US, Freelance Interior Designer

Worked directly under the Director of Interiors, sometimes as the project manager and sometimes as designer. Responsibilities included shopping, sourcing, construction documents, custom furniture design documents, project management, creating and writing specification books/schedules, and styling and installations.
*Bridgehampton Residence, New York. $1.8M budget, 6,500 sq. ft.
*Sagaponack Residence, New York. $2.5M budget, 8,000 sq. ft.
*NYC 7- Story Townhouse, in process. 10,000 sq. ft.
*Hilton Garden Staten Island, New York (Bridal Suites).
*Pearson Street Rental Building, Long Island City, New York (Amenity Spaces).

Oct 2011 - current

Deakins Design Group, Brooklyn, NY, US, Principal / Interior Designer

Responsible for all phases of each design project: from the schematic and conceptual process to shopping and sourcing, to construction documents and scheduling, to project management and installation. Heavily involved in the design and specification of interior and exterior architectural design elements for many of the projects below as well as custom furniture and millwork designs.
*Naples, FL Residence. $1.2M budget, 8,500 sq. ft.
*Multiple Hamptons, New York Residences, all approximately $1M budgets and 6,000 sq. ft.
*Woods Hole Residence, Massachusetts. $100,000 budget, 6,000 sq. ft.
*Williamsburg Loft, Brooklyn, New York. $50,000 budget, 1,500 sq. ft.
*NYC Kitchen & Bath Renovation.
*Condo Gut-Renovation, Washington Heights, New York.
*Clinton Hill Co-Op, Brooklyn, New York. $30,000 budget, 1,300 sq. ft.

Jan 2010 - current

Thom Filicia Inc., Interior Designer

Worked on an array of projects, both residential and commercial, sometimes as the sole designer on a project (under Thom Filicia), or as part of a project team. Responsibilities included shopping, sourcing, construction documents, custom furniture design documents, project management, and styling and installations. From 10.08-01.10 I also managed the Studio Designer IT program for the office: maintained the program, trained new employees, worked closely with the accounts receivable/payable manager and the accountant.
*Adirondack Residence, New York. $2M budget, 8,500 sq. ft.
*Savant Flagship Showroom & Condo, NYC. $750,000 budget, 3,000 sq. ft.
*Upper West Side Condo Gut Renovation, NYC. $100,000 budget, 1,300 sq. ft.
*The View Green Room & Dressing Room, NYC. $30,000 budget, 1,000 sq. ft.
*New Jersey Summer Home, New Jersey. $800,000 budget, 4,500 sq. ft.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

James Bodnar Architect, Assistant Designer

Assistant to the Lead Architect. Assisted in all phases of (5) different residential projects, including two in historical landmark buildings. Drew floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and composed all design schedules. Assisted Lead Architect and Interior Designers on site and in presentations.

May 2007 - Jan 2008


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), AAS in Interior Design

Graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.92 GPA)

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

University of Miami, Bachelors, BFA in Theatre Arts & Vocal Performance

Recipient of the Jerry Herman Theatre Arts Award, 2004

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization