About

Christine Moritz and Trisha Cohen started 2Design Group in early 2009 with the belief that each client should always feel most important. Creating timeless and functional spaces will always be part of what we do, but it’s our ability to build solid relationships with clients that has made us successful.

Starting the business at the height of the market crash was a bold decision. We not only survived the recession, but also have made huge leaps since opening our doors thanks to Trisha and Christine setting the foundation for great design and customer service. Listening carefully to our clients’ needs, we realized we needed to offer full-service design to be successful in the market. With degrees in interior design, as well as experience in kitchen and bath design, retail planning and interior architecture, we were able to capture a large audience of clients, including homeowners, architects, builders and other interior designers in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and Virginia.

The next chapter for 2Design Group started in 2013 with the opening of a new studio, Trisha moving to the east coast to open an Atlanta office, and Pawel Witkowski joining Christine as a business partner. Our growth continues with the launch of a new multifaceted retail store and event space for our clients in March of 2015.

Our ongoing success is fueled by an amazing staff of creative, hardworking and energetic designers providing services to clients in interior architecture, interior design, and kitchen and bath design. In addition to the many services we provide, we represent multiple cabinetry and furniture lines, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and our signature custom metal hood line. This integrated approach enables us to manage all aspects of our clients’ projects from concept through completion.

 

THE GROUP

 

CHRISTINE MORITZ

Design Principal, Chicago Office

With hundreds of client engagements and 10 years of experience in retail, residential and kitchen and bath design under her belt, Christine launched 2Design Group in early 2009. Her goal was simple: create sophisticated spaces that reflect her clients’ lifestyle and vision—on time and on budget.

Christine’s tireless curiosity and love of art and design have taken her all over the world in search of new ideas and inspiration. With her ever-expanding repertoire of design experience, Christine continues to keep her designs rooted in timeless and functional spaces that are both comfortable for the homeowner and inviting for guests. She takes pride in guiding her clients through any project with ease, knowledge and respect.

Christine started her career in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with one of the top four retail design firms in the country after earning her Bachelor of Arts in interior design from Michigan State University. As a design consultant, Christine quickly learned where hard work and dedication could take her, and she continues to put that philosophy into practice every day at 2Design Group.

Christine was nominated for Chicago's 2014 Rising Star Award and her work has been published in House Beautiful, Beautiful Kitchens and the Chicago Tribune.

 

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PAWEL WITKOWSKI

Design Principal, Chicago Office

Pawel brings over a decade of experience in kitchen and bath design and interior architecture to his role as design principal for 2Design Group. Pawel prides himself on developing close relationships with his clients by working hard, listening to their needs, and transforming their vision into functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces that are always on time and on budget.

Prior to joining 2Design Group, Pawel spent 10 years gaining specialized experience working at de Giulio Kitchen Design and serving as the senior designer for a high-end kitchen and bath design firm in the North Shore. Pawel’s work has been published in the Chicago Tribune and he has received multiple Platinum Sales Awards.

Born in Europe, Pawel immigrated to the United States at an early age and brought with him a passion for art, architecture and design. Inspired by this country's cultural diversity and his love of design, he fearlessly pursued his dream, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design from Harrington College of Design.

 

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TRISHA COHEN

Design Principal, Denver Office

As one of the founders of 2Design Group, Trisha helps set the foundation for the company’s dedication to timeless design and exemplary customer service. In her current role, she serves as design principal in charge of running the Atlanta office, as well as the soon-to-be-unveiled Denver office.

Trisha’s clients include individual homeowners, builders, architects and other interior designers that she has created solid relationships with throughout the years. Trisha credits her record of attracting repeat clients to her ability to effectively listen to her clients’ needs and desires, and translate them into beautiful and functional designs. While Trisha’s collection of experience grows, she continues to stay true to her roots of creating designs that are enduring, purposeful and polished.

Trisha received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design from Michigan State University. She has been surrounded by design and architecture her whole life: both her father and stepfather were architects, igniting a passion for design at a very young age that continues to grow today.

 

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MARIA KULESA

Senior Designer, Chicago Office

Maria attributes her passion for design to her diverse experience in the industry, which includes over six years of experience working as a community-based designer, project manager and kitchen and bath designer. Maria brings a light-hearted attitude towards life and design to every project and believes that collaboration is essential to creating truly unique spaces that clients are proud to call home. She draws inspiration from her love of the outdoors, traveling and her hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

With a Bachelor of Arts in interior design from Michigan State University and a postgraduate certificate in social and environmental urban design from Archeworks, Maria brings a unique perspective to every project.

 

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ANALISE EBLI

Senior Designer, Chicago Office

Analise conveys a fusion of creativity and technical comprehension on each project. Involved in the entire design process, Analise strives to contribute an impeccable quality of aesthetic value to every facet of each space. Analise utilizes her knowledge of design history, extensive travel experiences, and passion for style to compose compelling interiors tailored to the creative vision of each client.

Analise has received degrees from Michigan State University and Harrington College of Design.

 

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JILL DALY

Design Associate, Chicago Office

Jill assists Design Principals and Senior Designers through every aspect of the design process, from conducting the initial field measure to making final accessory selections. Jill's detail-oriented and client focused approach provides our clients with an effortless transition into their new spaces. Jill's sophisticated style and love for art, design, and fashion keeps her engaged with the fast changing trends of the design world. 

Jill graduated from Harrington College of Design with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. 

 

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JESSICA PHIPPS

Design Associate, Chicago Office

Jessica's affinity for interior design emerged early in life. Raised in a construction family, as a child Jessica cultivated a strong desire to transform the structures her family built into beautiful spaces to live. Today, Jessica carries with her an impressive breadth of professional knowledge and experience in both general contracting and interior design. Her sharp eye for color and fondness for mixing textures reflect Jessica's adventurist spirit. 

Jessica graduated from Harrington College of Design with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. 

 

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CAITLIN HULTS

Design Associate, Chicago Office

Caitlin Hults assists the design principals and senior designers in every aspect of the project. Drawing from a decade in the hospitality industry, Caitlin understands customer service is the driving force behind every business. Caitlin strives to bring a positive attitude, attention to detail and a love of design and hospitality to every clients' home. 

Caitlin attended Harrington College of Design. 

 

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DANIEL BAPST

Project Manager, Chicago Office

With a fearless and engaging disposition, Daniel takes pride in working closely with the trades on the job site to ensure every detail of the home is executed flawlessly. Off the job site, he works meticulously on construction documents while listening to the sound of his new favorite electronic dance album. 

Daniel graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. During his academic career, Daniel spent three years developing his personal style and honing his client service skills as a design consultant in the retail furniture industry. 

 

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ANDREW MACIAG

Project Manager, Chicago Office

Andrew's proficiency in state of the art design programs and attention to detail assures that projects are executed accurately, on time and within budget. Andrew draws upon an extensive work history in various design disciplines, having collaborated with architects, engineers and designers to ensure that project progress exceeds clients' expectations. He is thoroughly familiar with managing a wide range of design and construction situations, from small home kitchens to large commercial stores.

Andrew graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in architecture. 

 

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CARL HAGEMANN

Office & Retail Manager, Chicago Office

Carl manages the office and store, drawing upon nearly two decades of administrative experience in the design industry. He also creates content for the company's social media. Prior to his career in design, Carl served as a broadcast journalist in the United States Army.