DAWN MARIE COE
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Dawn Marie founded DMC Design in 2011 after several years of offering freelance interior design services. Dawn Marie’s passion for design, and her desire to incorporate personal touch into each project serve as the foundations for DMC Design. Her goal is to listen to the clients’ needs and develop spaces that are extensions of their individual personalities. Success of each project is measured by if the client walks into the space and feels, “this is me.” Dawn Marie attended Western Michigan University earning a Bachelor of Business degree.
Jen joined DMC full time in 2014 after working with Dawn Marie on various projects prior. Jen attended Grand Valley State University with her studies focusing on photography and ceramics. After university she spent three years apprenticing at a pottery studio followed by a two year artist-in-residence at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC. After years of pottery and painting she became a color specialist at paint store in Harbor Springs, MI. Jen has honed her skills as a master of faux finishing which enhance several DMC projects. Her unique background in art, design, and color gives her a well trained eye which she offers as part of the collaborative design process at DMC Design.
Mark joined DMC in 2014, bringing with him fifteen years of experience in urban community development including Historic Preservation, Form Based Design, and Walkable Community Design. He is also a professional artist, exhibiting his work across the US and around the globe. He earned a BFA at Grand Valley State University, with post-grad work at Montana State and The Ohio State, prior to earning an MFA at Kendall College of Art & Design. Mark has taught in the art programs at GVSU, KCAD, and Aquinas. You can find out more about his work at www.markrumsey.com.
Nicole joined DMC in 2017 as our resident CAD and SketchUp artist and master troubleshooter. Nicole graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Interior Design and Minor in Art history and Visual Culture. She completed her undergrad at the University of Michigan in History. She was the design project manager of a 12,500 sf complete corporate office renovation for the current East Lansing Rocket Fuel Inc location, where she also worked as a graphic designer and ad animator. She worked along side the owners of Maru Hospitality Group space planning three commercial kitchens across Michigan. Nicole is a LEED Green Associate, State Champion tennis player, visual artist, and antique collector.
Always following the "road less taken," Lee applies this philosophy to her design style with a desire to create unique, personal, and inspirational spaces for her clients. She likes to get to know her clients on a personal level incorporating their passions, hobbies, and lifestyle; pushing them to think beyond the boundaries of four walls. She draws from her clients' favorites - a vacation destination, a cherished piece of art - and works to create that feeling when they walk into their home. Lee began her design career in the fashion industry after graduating from Miami University and has parlayed that into her desire to create beautiful spaces. Lee joined DMC in 2017
Jill Daniels is a Michigan based Interior Designer that joined DMC Design in 2017 after working for five years independently in the interiors industry. Jill’s passion is creating interiors that uniquely reflect her client’s personality and desires. Jill’s detail-oriented, client- focused approach makes her fun and flexible to work with. Her personal style consists of a mix between vintage, natural and traditional décor. Outside of design, she enjoys traveling with her husband and three boys, cooking and half marathon running.
Amy is a freelance bookkeeper that joined DMC on a regular basis in 2017 after consulting for the past few years. Amy brings decades of experience working in related industries and ensures that our billing and bookkeeping are accurate and up to date.