About

2Design Group was founded over a decade ago on the belief each client should receive first class service. Creating timeless and functional spaces will always be the bedrock of our work, but it is our broad range of services and the ability to build lasting relationships with clients and industry partners which fuels our success.

Our success is also sustained by a talented cadre of creative, hardworking and energetic designers and project managers. This team at 2Design Group provides a wide array of services in interior architecture, interior design, and kitchen & bath design. Our reputation has allowed us to work with clients throughout the country and beyond, including Illinois, Texas, Florida, California, Georgia, New York, Virginia, and Grand Cayman.

In addition to its broad range of services, 2Design Group represents multiple cabinetry and furniture lines. The company is also an authorized dealer of Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and provides clients with access to its signature metal shop. We further feature a retail showroom, filled with home furnishings and accessories. This integrated approach enables us to manage all aspects of our clients’ projects from concept through completion, working hand in hand with the homeowners, architects, builders and other industry professionals.

 

THE GROUP

 

CHRISTINE MORITZ

Principal and Lead Designer, Chicago Office

With hundreds of client engagements and 10 years of experience in retail, residential and kitchen & 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 the value of hard work and dedication, and she continues to apply that philosophy every day at 2Design Group.

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

 

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PAWEL WITKOWSKI

Principal and Lead Designer, Chicago Office

Pawel brings over a decade of experience in kitchen & bath design and interior architecture to his role as Lead Designer for 2Design Group. Pawel prides himself on developing close relationships with his clients by working hard, listening to their needs, and transforming their vision and project wish list into functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces.

Prior to joining 2Design Group, Pawel 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 Chicago’s North Shore. Pawel’s work has been published in CS Magazine and 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

Lead Designer, Denver Office

As a co-founder 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 Lead Designer running the Denver office. Trisha’s clients include individual homeowners, builders, architects and other interior designers she has collaborated with throughout the years. While Trisha’s experience expands, 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 entire life, as both her father and stepfather were architects, which sparked a passion for design that continues to burn today.

 

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MARIA KULESA

Lead Designer, Chicago Office

Maria attributes her passion for design to her diverse experience in the industry, which includes more than six years working as a community-based designer, project manager and kitchen & bath designer. Maria brings a light-hearted attitude towards life and design to every project and believes 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.

Maria graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and holds a postgraduate certificate in social and environmental urban design from Archeworks.

 

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JILL DALY

Design Associate, Chicago Office

Jill assists Lead 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 a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. 

 

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JESSICA PHIPPS

Project Coordinator, 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 a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. 

 

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ANNA SWIERK

Project Coordinator, Chicago Office

Anna successfully marries her lifelong passion for interior design with a practical approach to problem solving. This dynamic blend allows her to imagine creative solutions which emphasize her client's desired design aesthetic. In addition, Anna values collaboration and time-saving efficiencies to maximize and reveal each day's potential.

Anna graduated from Harrington College of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior 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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CARL HAGEMANN

Office & Retail Manager, Chicago Office

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