A graduate of FIDM in Design Marketing and Merchandising, Pat has worked in the Design Industry for 26 creative years. She began her career in the “Blue Whale”, (Los Angeles’s Pacific Design Center), managed an antique showroom on Melrose Place, and worked in every genre from furniture design to dressing chandeliers. In her 17 years with Walker Zanger she has managed both their Southern and Northern California locations, sits on the Product Development Team, and currently manages their San Francisco showroom in the SFDC. In addition, she most recently became the National Social Media Coordinator for Walker Zanger. Pat can find the design possibility in every facet of life. You can follow her in her own blog, “You are invited to…”
In her own words:
My favorite season, hands down, is fall… pale pink peonies are my favorite flower…I Google EVERYTHING…my favorite singer is Ella Fitzgerald…Lexie is my four legged best friend…I love musicals…I could eat French fries with every meal…if the temperature is over 78 degrees, it’s too hot…my last meal would be a cold crisp Caesar Salad, lobster risotto, and anything chocolate…I believe Christmas isn’t only just for children…and I take REALLY long showers.
“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”- Nolan Bushnell
LABELS: CONTRIBUTORS, PAT, MCINTOSH
Kim Bernard, Director of Facilities and Design at Walker Zanger, started her creative journey at the Academia di Belle Arte in Venice Italy. In the 25 years that followed, she has earned numerous accolades for her commercial, residential, and retail design work,holds memberships with ASID and IIDA, and is a certified Ceramic Tile Consultant. For the past 21 years she has been responsible for the design of all the Walker Zanger showrooms, their corporate offices, and many of the Walker Zanger Dealer showrooms. She sits on the WZ Product Development team and, after fighting morning traffic, can often be seen at her desk sorting through emails while stealthily indulging in an Egg McMuffin.
In her own words:
My favorite colors are purple and lime green…I was student body president of my high school…I am a confirmed jewelry junkie…I have a cat named George…I believe the interior of a restaurant is as important as the food…Spring is my favorite season…I dream that I can fly…I always travel off the beaten track…I am happiest on a sailboat or with a purring cat in my lap…and at the end of the day I can be found at my kitchen island with a bowl of tortilla chips and an ice cold beer.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Ghandi
LABELS: CONTRIBUTORS, KIM, BERNARD
|Jared BeckerJared began his career in the tile and stone world 19 years ago as Sample Department Manager at Walker Zanger. Since that time he has held the positions of Creative Director, Executive Creative Director, and now Vice President of Design & Marketing. In that time, Jared has been instrumental in defining the “Walker Zanger Look” in both products and brand image. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, he holds a BA in Fine Arts.In his own words:“I still design with a pencil in hand… One of my favorite things to do is to walk a city taking pictures of beautiful architecture……I love the beach in any weather….. My favorite time of day is sunset on the patio with a glass of wine……If I could only listen to one record for the rest of my life if would be Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” … I’m constantly amazed by the design and color of nature….my daughter’s smiles are proof that perfection exists in the world…… you can find me in my Prius, just look for peace stickers.Favorite Quote:
“Love is all you need” -John Lennon
LABELS: CONTRIBUTORS, JARED, BECKER