Bonita Springs, Fla. (September 8, 2020)— Collins DuPont Design Group today announced the addition of four new staff members: Jenny Ellis, Natalie Parker, Julia Rose, and Sophia Yost.
Jenny Ellis has joined the company as design assistant. Ellis is a graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design. Prior to joining Collins DuPont, she served as a project manager for Naples-based Republic of Décor, providing concept-to-consumer design for luxury residential interiors, identifying business opportunities and implementing strategy for customer growth, managing contractors and vendors, and driving sourcing management and negotiations. Her design and product development experience also includes work with several international fashion design brands including Soma, Chico’s FAS and Los Angeles-based BCBG Max Azria Group. Ellis actively supports the fundraising efforts of local organizations including Naples Art Association, Naples Children & Education Foundation and Naples Design District.
Natalie Parker has been named Construction Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining Collins DuPont, she served as an executive assistant with London Bay Homes. She has more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, payroll and senior administrative assistant positions with Minto Communities, Arlington of Naples, Health Management Associates, and Arthrex, Inc.
Julia Rose has joined the company as a design coordinator. She previously served as a design consultant with Fort Myers-based Three-Day Blinds, and also worked as an assistant junior designer and showroom receptionist for Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. Rose studied interior design at Southern Technical College in Ft. Myers and is experienced in architectural drafting, design theory, Auto CAD, customer service, and design management.
Sophia Yost has joined the company as design assistant. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, she previously served as a self-employed ceramic artist, responsible for art production, design, marketing and sales via art shows and trade shows, and customer service. Her experience also includes serving as an assistant designer for Bonita Springs-based Michelangelo Homes, where she assisted in interior design projects from selection to installation, traveled to furniture markets and regional design centers, managed local, regional and national industry award entries, and managed marketing and brand development for the builder. She joined the company in July 2015, left in March 2018 to pursue a career making pottery, then recently rejoined the company.
Collins DuPont Design Group has been creating timeless interior designs in communities locally and internationally for 30 years. The company specializes in offering superb personalized service and orchestrating every aspect of clients’ custom luxury homes, including designing, purchasing, expediting and complete project management to transform everyday living spaces into one-of-a-kind environments. Collins DuPont Design Group enlists artisans and vendors from across the globe to deliver distinguished, custom designs for its clients. The company offers an extensive library of textiles and vendors exclusive to the trade at its 17,000 square-foot Design Center, located at 8911 Brighton Lane, Bonita Springs, FL. For information, visit collins-dupont.com or call 239-948-2400.