MEET THE TEAM

Jonathan Gordon

Lead

Jonathan Gordon is the Lead Designer, founder, and owner of Design by the Jonathans, LLC. A native of Stamford, CT, he's had a life-long interest in, and propensity for, design of all types. He uses his wide range of experiences, his creative vision, and his ability to truly connect with and understand clients to produce stunningly beautiful, effective, and practical designs for any space, combining the best in finishes, furnishings, and technology.

Jonathan holds a Professional Commercial Certificate in Interior Design from Fairfield University and a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science and Technology with a Minor in Design from The George Washington University. In addition, he holds a Certificate in Universal Design and Aging in Place from Harvard University.

Jonathan Rohner

Advisor

Jonathan Rohner is the Business Advisor of Design by the Jonathans, LLC.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master's degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University.

Renee Leimgruber

Administrator and PR

Renee Leimgruber is the Administrator and Office Manager of Design by the Jonathans, LLC. She is a mother to two daughters who constantly keep her on the go, who loves to splurge on a great dinner and a Broadway show, and who enjoys photography and home renovation shows. Her warmth, sense of humor, and attention to detail ensure that our clients know that they are in good hands from their first interaction until the completion of their project.

Renee holds a Bachelor of Home Economics in Fashion & Retail Merchandising from Ohio University.

Kristen Wall

Senior Designer

Kristen comes to us with extensive experience in residential and hospitality design. She enjoys the fast pace of interior design and wears many design hats - preparing presentations, creating renderings and putting together beautiful room schemes - to ensure that every project has a smooth and successful execution. Kristen strives to customize, re-work and reinvent the nature of a space making it natural, comfortable and distinctive. When she is not designing interesting spaces, she can be found in her kitchen working on a new recipe, spending time with family and friends or junking up and down the shoreline of CT.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Baylor University.

Denise Lindsay

Textiles Designer

Denise Lindsay is the Drapery Designer and Textiles Specialist of Design by the Jonathans, LLC. Her industry experience of over 30 years, fantastic design eye, and dedication to accuracy ensure that all window treatments, pillows, duvets, and anything made from a fabric or textile are created with the utmost care.

Michelle Raiti

Senior Designer

Michelle brings a broad knowledge of interior design to our firm with her 20 plus years of experience. She has worked with many design firms throughout Connecticut including those specializing in hospitality and kitchen design. Michelle grew up with an affinity for interior design. As a child you would find her drawing floor plans of her dream home or making condo's for her cats out of cardboard boxes. These days she considers herself lucky to be able to do what she loves and create beautiful and unique designs for her clients. Today she lives on the shoreline of CT with her family and studies Italian in her spare time.

Michelle holds a fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters Degree from Boston's School of The Museum of Fine Arts with Tufts University.

David Rubin

Procurement and Logistics

David Rubin is the Purchasing and Procurement Specialist for Design by the Jonathans, LLC. Having had considerable start-up and entrepreneurial experience, his mastery in internal communications and logistics translates into a seamless workflow for our team's operational efficiency.

He has a fervent passion for music, movies, tech, sports, culinary, art, and wellness. In his own abode, he enjoys a modern atmosphere using smart home automation, lighting, and acoustics. Additionally, he is a renowned Wedding DJ Entertainer, and Yoga Instructor.

David holds Bachelors Degrees in Economics, and Communications, with a Business Minor from the University of Connecticut.

Ana Sirota

Kitchen and Bathroom Designer

Ana has over a dozen years of specialized work in Kitchen and Bath design, as well as a extensive experience in residential interior remodels, complete-gut renovations, new construction, and commercial design. She most enjoys working with clients, and solving the dynamics and connections of the living spaces by optimizing the layouts to fit their lifestyle and vision. In her time off, she could be found relaxing with her family, touring a museum, hiking or climbing the cliffs in CT and surrounding areas.

Ana holds a Bachelors of Fine Art in Interior Design from Paier College of Art, and is a WELL Accredited Professional.