Meet Our Team

 
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Jennifer Butler

LEED AP ID+C
Principal Designer, Grand Rapids, MI

Hometown: Lake Charlevoix (Boyne City), MI

Education: BFA, Kendall College of Art and Design; BA, Business and French Literature, Grand Valley State University; Semester at Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France.

Bio: Jennifer established her eponymous business in Grand Rapids in 2003, having spent 10 years working with some of the best luxury design and architectural talent in West Michigan. Through her hard work and keen observation, she gained invaluable experience honing her interior design and business skills. She brings this wealth of knowledge and her sophisticated aesthetic to every project. Her clients truly appreciate her ability to know and understand them, and to create custom interior design solutions tailored to their exact needs and interests — not just a repetition of a style.

Fun Facts: Jennifer owned two Arabian horses — Mister and Dallas — for 25 years, becoming an excellent equestrian. She frequently supports animal welfare causes and the Wounded Warriors Project.


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Amy Vande Streek

ASSOCIATE ASID, LEED AP ID+C
Designer, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Education: BA in Art/Business, Pre-Architecture, Calvin College; Semester at Oak Hill College, London, UK

Experience: BCA Architects, CA (1998) DesignWorks AE, MI (2002-04) AMDG Architects, MI (2006-12): designer and coordinator of a diverse array of public and private commercial healthcare, education and recreation projects with an interior architectural focus. JBD, NJ (2012-present)

Bio: Amy began collaborating on commercial interiors with Jennifer during her time practicing architecture.  Amy’s approach to design is architectural in nature, and she brings a clean aesthetic with emphasis on line, scale and proportion to her projects. Clients appreciate her easy approach and attention to subtle detail.

Fun Facts: Amy spent two years teaching English in Beijing with her husband, KC and enjoyed exploring and photographing Asia in her spare time. She has three boys and a Samoyed, Remy.


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Andy Yates

Allied ASID
Designer, Grand Rapids, MI

Hometown: Henderson, KY

Education: BA, Journalism and French Language, Indiana University; BFA Interior Design, Harrington College of Design; Semester at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada

Bio: Andy is the newest addition to the Jennifer Butler Design team. He began his career working under award-winning luxury residential designers in Chicago in 2007. His ability to study under such creative, talented people ignited his deep passion for beautiful, quality interior design. Still influenced by his Southern upbringing, Andy enjoys a fun approach to interiors that have a colorful, painterly style. Clients appreciate his ability to balance the team and bring unique solutions to interior design challenges.

Fun Facts: Andy loves to travel the world in his spare time, taking in design inspiration from all corners of the globe. He is the President-Elect of the ASID Michigan Chapter, and has long been involved in professional development, and elevating the design industry in the public sphere.


 

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