Since 2005 Design Inside has been designing beautiful interiors. Come meet the team that has made it happen.
LEAD DESIGNER & OWNER
Kathryn (Welsh) Cherne graduated with a BS in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science (conferred with Honors) from the University of Michigan in 2003, and was a lab manager for the University for nearly two years before moving to Chicago to follow her true calling of becoming an interior designer. While earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design she worked with a regional blinds and drapery company and for a high-end residential firm in Chicago before joining the Design Inside team. Kathryn’s vast knowledge of design will ensure that your project ends up looking just like what you imagined.
SENIOR DESIGNER & OWNER
Bill Cherne graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BBA in Business and Information Systems. At University, Bill excelled in art classes such as drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design and animation. He has had many pieces of his work on display the Elvehjem art museum and University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin; he is also an accomplished draftsman.
Since graduation, Bill has worked for a major auto manufacturer, a consulting start-up in the technology industry, an advanced media technology company, and has run his own IT consulting business since 2000. Bill’s business acumen, project management experience, handiness with construction projects, and enthusiasm for design will help your project stay on track – and on budget.
ASSOCIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER
Whether it was repainting her bedroom often as a child or using her father’s power tools, Abigail has never been afraid to get into a project and get her hands dirty. She has grown up working in the family business where customer service is the key to success. Abigail enjoys making people happy while being outgoing and passionate about the things that she is involved.
After transferring from Michigan State University in 2009, Abigail began studying interior design at Harrington College of Design and graduated in summer of 2011. She has been a valued member of the Design Inside design team since she completed her design internship with us in 2011.
JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Kate Goodwin graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design in May 2012. Since graduation, Kate worked as a contract designer on several projects with Indianapolis firms and her enthusiasm for residential design brought her to Chicago as an intern for Design Inside. She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and welcomes the design challenges of the Chicago housing market. Whether it be watching HGTV religiously or simply browsing around furniture shops, design has always been a passion of hers.
JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Courtney graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art: Chicago with her BFA in Interior Design in September of 2012. Prior to graduation, she spent a year and a half as a designer and manager for La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in various locations. Courtney has always had a strong passion for design and decided very early on that this was the career path she wanted to take. Because of her versatility, Courtney can design for all styles and tastes, ultimately creating stylish, functional, and one-of-a-kind spaces for her clients. Overall, she likes to think of her job as creating a work of art and loves the idea of turning a house into a home.