Bethany Seawright

Bethany Seawright

Philadelphia, PA, US



Passionate Interior Designer with a background in fashion and 6+ years of professional interior design experience. Proven track record of successfully leading and managing large scale new construction and renovation projects, resulting in high levels of client satisfaction. Adept at overseeing and providing design direction throughout all phases of a project. Possesses strong leadership skills, along with the discerning eye necessary to create evocative, high-end interiors.


JAGR Projects, LLC, Philadelphia PA, Senior Interior Designer

Provided FF&E, floor plans, custom millwork designs, project management, and construction documentation, as needed, for a firm specializing in mixing contemporary designs with art and antiques to create eclectic, high-end environments for residential and hospitality clients alike.

Worked directly with clients, alone and as part of a team, to determine programming needs, stylistic preferences, and the aesthetic direction of projects.

Generated and led design team collaborations to develop creative solutions for projects. Edited, prepared, and presented ideas to clients via samples, sketches, renderings, furnishing plans, and elevations. Incorporated resulting feedback into design.

Partnered with architects and builders on interior architecture details prior to construction, addressing the material, programming, space planning, lighting, and plumbing needs of projects.

Created and supervised detailed lighting, hardware, plumbing, tile and stone, appliance, finish, and furnishing schedules for all managed projects.

Provided mentorship and created learning opportunities for junior designers, playing a key role in the career development of newly hired colleagues.

Attended ICFF, AD Design and Field & Supply trade shows, sourcing new products and forging relationships with up-and-coming designers, artists and craftspeople.

Established firm’s social media presence, creating and scheduling regular posts for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Initiated and managed firm profiles on 1st Dibs and Houzz websites.

Managed projects located throughout the Philadelphia area, including Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Chestnut Hill, the Main Line, Ambler, and New Hope, as well as New York City, Amagansett, NY, and Park City, UT. Work featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Luxe Magazine, and Küchen & Design Magazine.

Jul 2013 - Mar 2020

Bethany Seawright Interior Design, Philadelphia PA, Designer

Provided concept development, schematic design, space planning, lighting design, FF&E and installation for a boutique studio specializing in small-scale hospitality, retail and residential design.

Projects located throughout the Philadelphia area, including Queen Village, Washington Square West, Center City, Art Museum area, and East Falls, as well as New York City, Portland, ME, Brunswick, ME, and Madison, AL.

Mar 2009 - Dec 2019

Ennis Nehez, Philadelphia, PA, US, Freelance Interior Designer

Collaborated on a variety of residential and hospitality projects, meeting with clients, developing concepts, and creating presentation materials. Provided space planning, design development, and project management, as appropriate.

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014

Apartment Therapy, Design Blogger

Acted as a writer and contributor. Sourced stories, designed layouts and wrote weekly posts for a leading design blog with an international audience and over 974,220 site visits per day.

Sep 2010 - Aug 2013

Industry, Philadelphia PA, Retail Design Intern

Assisted in the conceptualization and store design of a new art gallery and retail store. Provided renderings, advised on visual merchandising, and developed fixture and lighting concepts. Managed all initial marketing and public relations initiatives.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Urban Outfitters, Inc., Philadelphia PA, Associate Buyer

Sourced product for women’s accessories and shoes for Anthropologie and Urban Outfitter catalogs & websites. Partnered with vendors and designed private label merchandise. Developed photography guidelines and managed product for all photo shoots. Managed and mentored Merchandise Coordinator, resulting in her promotion to Assistant Buyer.

Oct 2003 - Jul 2006


Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Interior Design

MFA: Thesis project - A large-scale restaurant design focused on the poetic experience of mutable space.

May 2009 - Aug 2012

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Jan 1994 - Sep 1999

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Merchandise Marketing

Sep 1989 - Dec 1990


Top 5 Pinners to Follow, Huffington Post, Other


National Design with Light Student Team Competition, 2nd Place


Areas of Specialization