Carissa is a Certified Interior Designer with over 10 years experience, in both
residential and commercial interiors. She is passionate about creating cohesive interior spaces that function and support the user's lifestyle and aesthetic.
Raised by a stay-at-home mom (later turned construction engineer) who was often redecorating or working on homemade crafts, and a mechanical engineer dad, Carissa was always interested in creating things and how things came together three-dimensionally. This creative curiosity brought her to NYC and the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), where she received her BFA in Interior Design.
Since 2005, Carissa has been working on interiors in the New York City and New Jersey area, from office interiors to apartments and houses. She began her career working for a small residential interior design firm in Nyack, NY, where she was inspired by her female boss and mentor and hoped to one day run her own firm in a similar manner. Since then, Carissa has worked with several large commercial interior design studios in Manhattan, expanding her portfolio of work. As an independent designer, she has completed multiple residential and commercial projects on her own. Carissa is excited and ready to work on your project!