Interior Designer, IIDA Associate
I view the interior design process as entering into a relationship. When a client entrusts their workspace or home to me - it doesn't get more personal than that. I respect that trust and will treat your project as if it were my own. From the first meeting to discuss your goals and budgets to the placement of the last chair, we will possibly exchange hundreds of emails, texts, phone calls over the course of your project. I have an extremely hands on approach to design and the payoff for me is seeing the completed project and the smiles on my clients faces.
“I would recommend Jess for interior design services to anyone. She was creative, efficient, & budget conscious.” John M. - Client
“Her space planning skills and selections were exceptional. We absolutely love coming to our office every day". Sam B. - Client
“Jess' ability to prioritize tasks and evaluate timelines as a designer to get things done is some of the best I have seen."
Joe H. - Project Manager
Over the last 20 years I have had the privilege practicing design in the Tri-State area for a number of premier architectural firms. I have developed a holistic approach to my design practice due to the "wearing of many hats" while working for those firms. This has provided me with extensive experience in working with evolving client needs, various trades, and different budget & time constraints. I have designed commercial and medical offices, residences, restaurants, retail space, as well as hotel guest rooms and common areas.
I love being creative, collaborating with people, and watching a space that was carefully planned on paper come to life during construction. I ventured into doing some projects on my own when my free time permitted. I soon found out that my clients I did work for became return clients soon thereafter - which is the ultimate form of a compliment. I have surrounded myself with a network of amazing professionals and resources and have solutions for just about any client need. Through a lot of hard work, I founded Donnelly Banks Interiors (DBI) in 2016. DBI is specializes in commercial & residential interior design and excels at space planning, finishes and furniture selection.
As a Wilmington native, I like to stay close to my roots and family which still are in the area. I reside just over the PA line in Chadds Ford, PA with my husband David. Please feel free to entrust me with your space as I can collaborate with you to make your vision into a reality. Give a call and just ask for Jess!
Bachelor of Science - Interior Design
University of Delaware 1995
Commerical Industrial-Realty Council - Member
Board of Directors - IIDA PA/NJ/DE Chapter
VP of Sponsorship - IIDA PA/NJ/DE Chapter
2016 & 2017