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Get to Know Our Team | Jessica McDonald

Director of Design

Hi, I'm Jess! I'm a Director of Design at Salt. My journey as an Interior Designer started at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After a few years in Manhattan and Hoboken, I ultimately resided back home to the New Jersey Coast. I joined Salt Design Co. just a short month after Sarah opened her doors in August 2014. I have had the privilege of immersing myself in the creativity and growth of this company. I'm proud to have been a part of one decade of creative designs, two storefronts and a few offices while helping the business grow to where it is today.

Color is my playground and is demonstrated by my ability to decipher the subtle differences in a stack of paint samples. (I even organized white paint samples like a rainbow.) Clients trust me to execute their design dreams from start to finish. I devote time to understand their overall vision and who will be using the home - this even includes pets!

My own two doodles, Blue and Banjo, hold a special place in my heart. As do my husband and family. We are eagerly awaiting the arrive of our firstborn son in July! As a result, I can't help but reflect on how my childhood love for art and design stemmed at such a young age. My crayons were always in rainbow order, my imagination ran extremely deep, and I was constantly rearranging my bedroom and building homes on the Sims.

Moody rooms and lush greenery speak to my maximalist and whimsical soul. While I admire minimalism from afar for other people... I just can't do it for myself, I shop entirely WAY too much and love to style a space. To me, traveling is the best way to spark inspiration but coming back home should always be the best part. I believe that your home is your sanctuary, and being a homebody is cool, too...right?

Within the walls of Salt Design Co., my passion, warmth, and artistic vision have become my calling card. I love seeing the joy and beauty this work brings into my clients' lives.

Here's to another decade of bringing joy and beauty into the lives of my clients - and to the exciting new chapter awaiting my very own growing family.

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