Kate Wells: Design:retail 2020 40 Under 40 Class

Kate Wells

Director of Interior Design
Jencen Architecture

Wells is known for her organizational prowess and efficiency, but most of all her uncanny eye for finding the best solutions especially solutions for peculiar challenges. She began her notable 16-year career designing tradeshow exhibits, honing her skills wrapping complete brand experiences into one-stop mini ships.  Since joining Jencen, she has masterfully worn many hats in the studio and eagerly taken on new responsibilities.  she has traveled to 70 North American sites, cultivated 100 feasibility studies annually, and successfully managed more than 200 projects.

Her portfolio of work has included the brand launch and prototype development for Jared Vault and North American Dental Group, a refresh of Dental & Precision Orthodontics, as well as prototype development for CORA Physical Therapy.

She was also honored to lead Jencen’s efforts in the 2019 CLE Product Runway Show, applying her penchant for texture, color, and materials in the oversight of design and fabrication of the firms’ crowd favorite “Edge of Glory” submission.  Wells’ success in creating branded interiors lies in her open mind and creativity, approaching each project with the mindset that the possibilities are endless.

Pet Peeve:  Everything gray

Favorite hobby:  Silversmithing

The Best Advice I ever received:  Live authentically