Jessie Viher

Jessie Viher

New York, NY, US



Hi, I'm Jessie!

Growing up, I spent most of my time outside of school at the dance studio, training, rehearsing and teaching. Today, this influences my creative process as a designer in my passion, discipline and dedication. Like dance, the built environment celebrates the human experience through inventive, meaningful use of space, a captivating story and a lot of soul.

I began college as a journalism major, driven by a longtime love of writing, but found that my creativity needed to grow in different ways. In May of 2013, I graduated from ASU's rigorous, accredited design program with a BSD in Interior Design, and have worked professionally in that field ever since, in cities such as New York City and Barcelona. When I'm not designing, I enjoy writing, loving people, petting dogs, cooking and most of all, experiencing new cultures through travel. To learn more about my work and what I've been up to lately, visit my portfolio website.



Testani Design Troupe, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Designer

Nov 2015 - current

Wimberly Interiors, New York, NY, US, Junior Interior Designer

Concept ideation, space planning, sketching, 3D modeling, drafting, construction documentation and detailing, selection/specification of FF&E, interior finishes, fabrics, plumbing, hardware, development of custom furniture, coordination with clients, consultants and purchasing agents, and preparing both physical and digital presentation materials. Experience in all phases of design process from conceptualization to construction administration and model room installation.

Recent/Current Projects:
JW Marriott Essex House, New York, NY. - Renovation of guest rooms, suites and corridors.

Abu Dhabi EDITION, Abu Dhabi Marina, U.A.E. - Design of spa, nightclub and multiple restaurant venues.

Oct 2013 - Nov 2015

The Capital Grille, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Lead Hostess

Run the board and lead fellow hosts, orchestrate seating of the restaurant to maximize capacity and revenue. Answer phones, perform guest outreach tasks, confirm reservations, make follow-up calls and continually build client database, while exhibiting sincere hospitality and exceptional guest service.

Jun 2010 - Dec 2013

Wortmann Architects, Barcelona, ES, Design Intern

Assisted with preparation of construction document sets, brainstorming and sketching, site visits and computer modeling for various commercial and residential projects in the Barcelona area.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Adaptive Force Performing Arts, Cave Creek, AZ, US, Graphic Designer

Developed a graphic identity and color palette for studio logo, branding and décor, while working closely with clients to create a fun, yet professional environment suitable for all ages, genders and dance disciplines. Additionally, hand painted large graphics throughout studio as a method of wayfinding.

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011


Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

I have completed my Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Design School at Arizona State University, an accredited and nationally ranked professional program focused on commercial design and a multi-disciplinary design approach.

Aug 2008 - May 2013

Areas of Specialization