Young Leaders Series
Connie Nankee building in her workshop
Twice the Talent
She can design it. Oh, and she can build it too.
Connie is a talented interior designer, taking empty spaces and transforming them into awe-inspiring environments that capture exactly what the client envisioned. She can design, and she can design well. But she takes it a step further. To be an interior designer is one thing, but to know how to create and construct those designs is another. And Connie, well, she can do both. Connie is an inspiring designer and talented maker.
To know Connie is to know a confident, conscientious and creative leader. She applies an integrated and aligned development protocol to each project. In other words, she is an enthusiastic practitioner of Strang’s Design Synchronicity. Connie and her interiors colleagues champion purposeful, empowering spaces predicated upon exemplary design, where healthy surroundings and brand-driven strategies strengthen present performance and future adaptability.
Connie’s passion for interior design is only a notch or two below her love of family and - wait for it – her lifelong love of being a maker. From a very young age, Connie was drawn to creative design and developing the necessary skills to build those designs.
By her own admission, she “lingered” around dollhouses longer than most girls would care to admit. While she fully enjoyed that fanciful experience, she found herself naturally drawn towards building her imagination and reshaping the dollhouse itself. From fixtures, floors and furnishings, Connie would reimagine the space (several times over), then actually build it. Balsa wood, cardboard and hobby paint, together with household odds and ends were her materials of choice. She learned early-on that modest budgets called for resourceful, creative thinking and do-it-yourself solutions. As a young girl, Connie was creating fun, and as it turns out, creating a future vocation and avocation.