Assistant to Design Department Manager

As the Assistant to the Design Department Manager, Isabel is a highly detailed, creative problem-solver with a talent for seeing the projects through from start to finish. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in design from an early age, when she’d often draw new floor plans for her childhood home. She earned a Bachelor of Interior Architecture with a minor in Real Estate from San Diego State University and studied abroad at Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence, Italy. Her background in architectural design gives her a knowledgeable lens into the structural decisions inherent in interior design. She is energized by the process of taking a blank space and transforming it into a home that clients love.

Isabel is a dedicated team member who brings her enthusiasm for design to everything she accomplishes. She is highly skilled technically and is able to balance multiple projects simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail. In addition to assisting the Design Department Head, she creates construction documents, prepares presentation boards, and provides hands-on project management for clients. She is inspired by the camaraderie and professionalism of the JDR design build team and appreciates seeing a project through from concept to completion under one roof.

When she’s not at work, Isabel loves to travel and has visited multiple countries. She also enjoys spending time at San Diego’s beautiful beaches and practicing her new hobby, surfing.