Owner & Lead Designer
Third Coast Interiors (Formerly EGG + CHROME) is a Chicago-based Interior Architecture and Design Studio, lead by Guinevere Johnson.
Guinevere obtained her Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Interior Design from Pratt Institute, one of the country´s leading design schools in 2009. Prior to returning to her Chicago roots, Guinevere lived in New York City, Vermont and throughout México.
Guinevere has taught Interior Architecture and Design at the Graduate and Undergraduate level at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Art, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City), Universidad Anáhuac Norte (Mexico City) and Universidad de Monterrey (Monterrey, México) where she served as the founding Director of the Department of Interior Design.
Director of Operations
Connie Kim was born and raised in the city of Chicago, where she also graduated with a BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017.
Using the interdisciplinary structure of the school, Connie has focused primarily in product design, fibers, and print media. She has taken great interest in the world of interior design as she interned and worked for a wallpaper company, Relativity Textiles prior to joining the Third Coast Interiors team as the Director of Operations.
Olga Grislis obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Moscow Institute of Architecture in 2006. Olga has also studied at Moscow College of Architecture and Building Arts as well as Cooper Union in New York.
Olga has run her own studio internationally, as well as having worked with worked with several design studios in New York City including Jorge Prado and Silva Ajemian at TODO DA. Olga currently resides in New York City.
Laura: We really enjoyed working with Guinevere on our loft renovation. We completely gutted our two bathrooms and upgraded the rest of our loft, including the master bedroom. Guinevere was always professional and worked within our budget throughout the project. We had so much fun selecting materials and fixtures. I miss working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking for an interior designer.
Katharine: Guinevere is fantastic! She helped us with remodeling / designing most of a home we had purchased that needed a lot of updating. We are beyond pleased with the final outcome. Guinevere honored our preferences / tastes, but made suggestions that we would have never come up with on our own.
Ashley: Third Coast Interiors and specifically Guin are the most talented designer teams I've ever worked with on a commercial space. In fact, her work with our commercial space was so great that I'm having her completely redo our residential beach house and we are so excited to be able to work with her again. Her style is great, ideas are so creative, and she is professional and easy to work with.
Peggy: I loved working with Guin. She has an excellent sense of style and color. Our project expanded and ended up covering 5 rooms instead of 3. Most importantly, it was done on time and relatively inexpensively.
READY FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT?
SEEKING JUNIOR LEVEL DESIGNER
Third Coast Interiors is a Chicago-based Interior Architecture and Design Studio, lead by Guinevere Johnson. We specialize in residential spaces, as well as commercial ones. We prioritize our clients’ visions as well as incorporating our own style into the design.
Third Coast Interiors is expanding and in search of a Junior level designer. We are offering a contract hire position with the opportunity to become fulltime. Pay rate is commensurate with level of experience.
Manage interior design projects that include schematic design, development, and construction documentation
Select and present furniture, fabrics, lighting, and accessories
Generate plans, specifications, and material selections needed for construction
Provide design support and documentation during completion and execution of design concepts
Manage on-site meetings, client timelines, and expectations
Friendly and enthusiastic with positive attitude
High ability to work in fast paced environment, one on one with Principal, and with the team which often including remote clients and collaborators
Skills to effectively communicate design concepts and ideas
Ability to self direct in a deadline based environment
Bachelor's degree in Interior Design or related field from an accredited school
3+ years of interior design experience of varying project types
Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications
Proficient in AutoCAD and Microsoft Suite. SketchUp and V-Ray are a plus.
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Illustrator is a plus.
Please send your resume and optional portfolio to our Director of Operations, Connie Kim, at email@example.com