My success in the building and home remodeling industry comes from having a firm grasp and understanding of space planning, and how it affects the lives of my clients. In my 17 years in this industry, I have built over 350 homes as a residential builder, have held real estate licenses in two states and most currently, earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego.<
Listening to my customers is my primary goal when designing spaces. Through casual conversation, I am able to develop a feel about who they are, what is important to them and what type of lifestyle they live.
One of my favorite games is Tetris. All the different falling shapes and pretty colors all needing to be fit into a small space, maximizing the amount of tiles to rack up points. The hours of playing this game have paid off! Over the years, assigning falling objects “a place” has been the number one reason people initially call and invite me into their homes. After recently downsizing homes personally, I appreciate first-hand how essential it is to maximize space and uncover and utilize hidden space you didn’t even know existed!
I have always been passionate about organization and design, earning an advanced degree in Interior Design. I have had the privilege of designing custom storage solutions for California Closets since 2001. Throughout my career with California Closets, I have sold and designed over 2,000 custom storage systems for every room of the home.
After many years in the Advertising and Marketing field, I decided to embark on a career change. A friend of mine who was a designer for California Closets, (and knew of my passion for the design industry), suggested that I pursue a design consultant career with California Closets. The combination of my past career experience, my love for design, and the innate need that a Virgo has to organize, I soon realized that I loved the challenge of creating customized storage solutions for my clients.
I always think about home as our sanctuary, our personal space where we retreat from the world. That’s why I am always looking for ways to make areas of the home more functional, organized and harmonious. To me this where we start to define our life, it starts in the places you spend most of your time or where you wish you had more time to spend.
As an Interior Designer, my knowledge and experience has enhanced my passion of form and function, which is exemplified in the designs that we will create together. Our collaborating goal is to reach the most efficient use of space planning; while incorporating the importance of visual symmetry, balance and rhythm within your environment.
I am very excited to have joined the California Closets team again, earlier this year, after working here from 2002-2009. During those 7 years, I was the top designer in the Inland Empire. I pride myself on customer service, regularly receiving perfect scores on customer satisfaction surveys.
I am a graduate from the University of Arizona. I have been designing custom storage solutions for over thirteen years and was recognized as the International Designer of the Year in 2013 and 2006 and second in 2009, 2010, & 2011 and third in 2012 and 2008. I have been the top designer for the San Diego Franchise each year since joining the company in 2001.
Joanna joined the California Closets San Diego team after relocated from Florida where she honed her skills as a design consultant for the California Closets Naples franchise. Prior to joining California Closets, she worked as a project manager and has extensive background in building and construction, product design and rooms decor renovations.
As a graduate from Virginia Tech earning a degree in Interior Design with a graphic emphasis, I share over 9 years of experience in commercial design specializing in corporate interiors, industrial, and retail design. This experience includes designing from inception to conception and detailed project management. In 2005 I received my NCIDQ license (non-profit organization, involved in the examination and certification of interior des