Our Team

Holly Freres  Principal  In 2003, Holly took over the helm as Principal at JHL Design. After leaving the world of corporate advertising on the east coast, Holly decided to parlay her ability to deliver creative design solutions into the world of interiors. After 15 years of experience in the field, she effortlessly bridges the gap between running a successful business and creating inspired interiors. Holly has developed a community of talented and heartfelt craftspeople and extensive knowledge of what is required for a project to run smoothly and finish beautifully. When she isn’t in the office or at home with her family, she has followed her wanderlust across the world. From living in France and New Zealand to visiting much of Europe, Mexico, Southeast Asia and Africa. Holly draws upon a deep well of creative inspiration that her travel has provided her.

Holly Freres
Principal

In 2003, Holly took over the helm as Principal at JHL Design. After leaving the world of corporate advertising on the east coast, Holly decided to parlay her ability to deliver creative design solutions into the world of interiors. After 15 years of experience in the field, she effortlessly bridges the gap between running a successful business and creating inspired interiors. Holly has developed a community of talented and heartfelt craftspeople and extensive knowledge of what is required for a project to run smoothly and finish beautifully. When she isn’t in the office or at home with her family, she has followed her wanderlust across the world. From living in France and New Zealand to visiting much of Europe, Mexico, Southeast Asia and Africa. Holly draws upon a deep well of creative inspiration that her travel has provided her.

Liz Morgan  Creative Director  Originally from Virginia, Liz first studied English literature at Davidson College before moving to New York City where she earned her degree in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design. While in New York, she worked for a number of established design firms including AvroKO and Yabu Pushelberg where she learned the importance of fine details to execute a cohesive design concept - whether it be for a restaurant or residence. Liz credits her background in English for establishing her ability to create an unified design narrative that truly reflects the client and the building’s story. As Creative Director, Liz works extensively on the front end of projects developing the overall concept to ensure a cohesive design - from architecture to the finer details. Additionally, she spearheads the JHL brand strategy including project photoshoots, website development and social media.

Liz Morgan
Creative Director

Originally from Virginia, Liz first studied English literature at Davidson College before moving to New York City where she earned her degree in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design. While in New York, she worked for a number of established design firms including AvroKO and Yabu Pushelberg where she learned the importance of fine details to execute a cohesive design concept - whether it be for a restaurant or residence. Liz credits her background in English for establishing her ability to create an unified design narrative that truly reflects the client and the building’s story. As Creative Director, Liz works extensively on the front end of projects developing the overall concept to ensure a cohesive design - from architecture to the finer details. Additionally, she spearheads the JHL brand strategy including project photoshoots, website development and social media.

Kelsey Sikkema  Designer  Having grown up in the mountains of Southern California, Kelsey feels a strong connection to nature and, in turn, a desire to integrate natural elements into interiors. Prior to entering the field of interior design, Kelsey studied International Studies with a minor in Business at George Fox University during which time she traveled extensively - an experience to which she attributes her desire to create diverse details and find inspiration in unexpected places. Her work, including assisting micro-financing for small women-owned businesses and working for a diversity of other non-profits, took her everywhere from India, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to Dominican Republic, Mexico, Israel, Italy, France and Spain.

Kelsey Sikkema
Designer

Having grown up in the mountains of Southern California, Kelsey feels a strong connection to nature and, in turn, a desire to integrate natural elements into interiors. Prior to entering the field of interior design, Kelsey studied International Studies with a minor in Business at George Fox University during which time she traveled extensively - an experience to which she attributes her desire to create diverse details and find inspiration in unexpected places. Her work, including assisting micro-financing for small women-owned businesses and working for a diversity of other non-profits, took her everywhere from India, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to Dominican Republic, Mexico, Israel, Italy, France and Spain.

 
Zelda Burk  Designer  Born in Paris to a French mother and American father and subsequently raised in Portland, Zelda offers a decidedly European perspective to JHL’s design aesthetic. Her connection to history - through her travels, art history courses and interest in film - lies the foundation for her desire to create texturally rich, timeless spaces that integrate both traditional and modern details. Prior to becoming an interior designer, Zelda studied graphic design at Portland State University. This experience not only informs her clear, elegant presentation style but her ability to weave a design narrative from concept inception to detailed execution.

Zelda Burk
Designer

Born in Paris to a French mother and American father and subsequently raised in Portland, Zelda offers a decidedly European perspective to JHL’s design aesthetic. Her connection to history - through her travels, art history courses and interest in film - lies the foundation for her desire to create texturally rich, timeless spaces that integrate both traditional and modern details. Prior to becoming an interior designer, Zelda studied graphic design at Portland State University. This experience not only informs her clear, elegant presentation style but her ability to weave a design narrative from concept inception to detailed execution.

Chandler Redding  Project Coordinator  A native Oregonian, Chandler attended Linfield College where she studied business management and studio art with a minor in visual culture. Upon graduation, she joined JHL as an intern - a role she quickly outgrew to become a full-time employee as Project Coordinator. Paired with a passion for growth as well as a deep curiosity for interior design and its ability to affect one’s emotional experience, Chandler has evolved into an integral part of the JHL team - managing the myriad details including furniture orders, office scheduling, sample procurement and designing. She draws upon her experience in the art studio as well as time spent out in nature, whether hiking or producing olive oil on her family’s olive farm.

Chandler Redding
Project Coordinator

A native Oregonian, Chandler attended Linfield College where she studied business management and studio art with a minor in visual culture. Upon graduation, she joined JHL as an intern - a role she quickly outgrew to become a full-time employee as Project Coordinator. Paired with a passion for growth as well as a deep curiosity for interior design and its ability to affect one’s emotional experience, Chandler has evolved into an integral part of the JHL team - managing the myriad details including furniture orders, office scheduling, sample procurement and designing. She draws upon her experience in the art studio as well as time spent out in nature, whether hiking or producing olive oil on her family’s olive farm.