Our Staff - NJ Interior Designers - The McMullin Design Group

The Team

A talented team of professionals equals a positive client experience!

Bridget McMullin

Bridget McMullin

Principal; Interior Designer

ASID, NCIDQ, CID, CAPS
Graduate of Moore College of Art & Design

Awards & Publications

  • 2016 ASID Medalist Award
  • 2016 First Place Philadelphia IDA Award for Residential Space
  • 2016 Honorable Mention Philadelphia IDA for Restaurant Design
  • 2016 Best of Houzz Design
  • 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award
  • 2015 Best of Houzz Design
  • 2014 Best of Houzz Service Award
  • 2014 Publication “Small Spaces” Magazine
  • 2012 IDA (Interior Design Awards) Award Winner
  • 2010 ASID Designer of Distinction- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2010 IDA (Interior Design Awards) Award Winner- Green/Sustainable Design
  • 2010 ASID National Board Member
  • 2008-2009 ASID National Chapter Support Team Chair
  • 2008 RNS Showhouse- Margate, New Jersey- Viewers Choice Winner
  • ASID PA East Past President

Bridget McMullin

I believe that good Interior Design is transportive. I believe that great Interior Design can improve your quality of life by creating an environment that is reflective of the life experience you wish to make for yourself. It can be practical & efficient, decadent & opulent, or it can just be pretty! Your space is a reflection of the life you wish to lead, the experiences that you wish to give others, and is an investment in your future self. You may imagine your family in a wide open kitchen baking cookies for the holidays, or you may see your spouse and yourself aging gracefully in the home you built together. You can envision a work environment that inspires your employees to be productive and gives your customers a never-to-forget experience. The environment built around you plays a part in making your dreams and visions a reality.

When I was 10, my parents decided to move from Philadelphia to New Jersey. For the next year, I spent never ending weekends traveling from one open house to another in my parents attempt to find our new home. I remember taking the floor plans for these spaces, sitting in the car, and drawing better versions of the house I was visiting. Little did I know I was planting the seed for my future in interiors.

Fast-forward to 2001. With an Interior Design degree in hand from Moore College of Art and Design, I set off into the world of commercial design focused on learning as much as I could and sitting for my National Council of Interior Design Exam; my ultimate goal was to own my own Residential and Commercial Firm.

I’ve designed on the television circuit working as a behind the scenes designer on Trading Spaces and then as a featured designer on TLC’s Perfect Proposal. I’ve lead the Philadelphia Interior Design community as the president of ASID PA East, and have traveled the country with The American Society of Interior Designers for seven years both as a National Board Member and as a Committee Chair advising local chapter boards and student chapters. I am a featured speaker for Design Campus Live. I have valued education and practice above all else in my career. I believe the education of my clientele is essential to a positive outcome on any project, be it a one-time consultation or a lifelong relationship. MDG’s business model honors the process of design and celebrates the joy of creation.

The talented team of designers that I am honored to call my employees are creative, talented, and dedicated to the practice of Interior Design. Their technical knowledge regarding construction and architecture, as well as their aesthetic sensibilities in decorating create a holistic experience for our clients. Be it your cozy cottage, your beachside escape, the entrance to your new corporate offices, or the restaurant you always dreamed of opening one day, our ultimate goal is to help our client’s find their “Happy Home”.

Kristen Joyce, NCIDQ

Kristen Joyce, NCIDQ

Senior Designer

Graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Interior Design

NCIDQ CERT #26424

kristenj@mcmullindesign.com

Kristen Joyce, NCIDQ

From the start, Kristen has enjoyed working on both commercial and residential design projects.

She began her career in the Philadelphia region, focusing on health care, retail and corporate design. The need to explore all facets of her field brought her to a firm located in South Florida where she designed and managed construction of high-end homes of over 75,000 square feet. Her projects spanned from North Carolina beachfront properties to the private Islands of Chub Cay in the Bahamas.

After earning her NCIDQ Certification, Kristen returned to New Jersey to start a family in Haddonfield and her career with The McMullin Design Group.

Jennifer Napieralski, CID

Jennifer Napieralski, CID

Lead Designer & MDG Staff Trainer

Graduate of Arcadia University, Interior Design

jennifern@mcmullindesign.com

Jennifer Napieralski, CID

Jennifer has always dreamed of having a successful career in residential interiors.

After graduating from Arcadia University with a degree in Interior Design, Jennifer headed to Annapolis, Maryland to begin her education in the “real world” of design. Motivated to continue her formal education, she passed the LEED exam and gained her certification as a LEED Green Associate, as well as her CID (Certified Interior Designer) Certification.

Missing her family, the City of Brotherly Love, and being a Jersey Girl, Jennifer moved home and began a three-year position with a reputable furniture store in the heart of Philadelphia. There she gained a vast amount of furniture knowledge and independent clientele. With the love of family and friends supporting her, Jennifer is beyond excited to live her dream every day, transforming her client’s dreams into reality.

Jillian Nielsen

Jillian Nielsen

Lead Designer

Graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Interior Design

jilliann@mcmullindesign.com

Jillian Nielsen

Jillian began her career working at a residential firm in the heart of NYC.  After nearly a decade in the heart of Manhattan, Jillian moved to South Jersey and joined the MDG team in 2018 where she quickly moved from an Associate Designer to a lead position.

While in New York, her projects ranged from city apartments to sprawling 24,000-square-foot Hampton’s estates. She has had the privilege of styling photoshoots for some of the top interior design magazines including Elle Décor and Lux Interiors + Design.

Though Jillian enjoys seeing a project through from start to finish, her favorite part of the process is the initial phase where she and the client work together to develop the overall design with excitement high and possibilities endless!

Courtney Machamer

Courtney Machamer

Associate Designer

Graduate of Moore College of Art & Design, Interior Design

courtneym@mcmullindesign.com

Courtney Machamer

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Moore College of Art & Design, Courtney started with MDG in 2017 as an intern and has worked her way into a designer position.  By starting from the bottom and working her way through MDG’s system she has a deeper understanding of the back-end processes that go into every project.

From the beginning, Courtney knew she wanted to go into residential design and pursue a more personal design experience working directly with clients. Courtney has been developing her skills as a designer under the McMullin team and is dedicated to helping clients achieve their design dreams. Her attention to detail and dedication make her a great fit for the MDG team.

Teree Bankowski

Teree Bankowski

Associate Designer

Graduate of Moore College of Art & Design, Interior Design

tereeb@mcmullindesign.com

Teree Bankowski

With over 20 years of design experience, Teree has primarily worked in the industry as a designer/space planner.  She has spent an extensive amount of time working on Healthcare Facilities, GSA, State and Commercial projects.

She has been involved in all stages of the design process including programming, space planning, selection of finishes and furniture and coordination of a project from conceptual design through occupancy.

Teree has added great value to our Commercial Commissions Division. Her extensive knowledge in commercial furniture and finishes has been integral in completing some larger commercial designs since becoming a part of the MDG team.

Jaime Krass

Jaime Krass

Associate Designer

Graduate of Kane University, Interior Design

jaimek@mcmullindesign.com

Jaime Krass

During the first semester of her Interior Design education, Jaime took on a position as an Intern for a Residential Interior Design Firm located in Morristown, NJ. During those 4 years, she practiced her design skills, drafting floorplans, building 3D models, and creating 3D renderings, while also gaining furniture and fabric knowledge. All while pursuing a full-time degree!

With a thirst for a new challenge, Jaime joined the team at the McMullin Design Group in April 2021 as an Associate Interior Designer specializing in 3D model building and rendering.

Chris Baker

Chris Baker

CAD Technician & Associate Designer

Graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Interior Design

christopherb@mcmullindesign.com

Chris Baker

After graduating, Christopher started his professional career in hospitality design in Atlantic City, NJ. Since then, he has gained 15 years of professional experience focusing mainly on hospitality, corporate, and commercial projects in the Philadelphia and New York City regions.

After 2008’s recession, Christopher got creative and started his own business as an Interior Designer and CAD draftsman, contracting with several firms and millwork studios just to keep working in the field of design.

Excited about new possibilities and embracing change, Chris shifted his focus from large commercial projects to residential design, bringing his construction knowledge and AutoCAD skills to the team at McMullin Design Group.

Kaitlin Shenk

Kaitlin Shenk

Purchasing Manager & Associate Designer

Graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Interior Design

purchasing@mcmullindesign.com

Kaitlin Shenk

Ever since she was young, Kaitlin has been fascinated by spatial aesthetics, first studying architecture for a year before realizing her true passion lay in the creative details of interior spaces.

A native of the Jersey Shore, Kaitlin has six years of experience contributing to a variety of residential design projects along the coast—from helping to realize the perfect kid’s bedroom to complete dream home overhauls.

An aficionado of furniture and Interior Design, Kaitlin now serves as the Purchasing Coordinator for the McMullin Design Group. She oversees many of the nitty-gritty, hands-on steps of every project, from processing and ordering every element that makes up a design, through inspection and installation.

Michelle Rice

Michelle Rice

Purchasing Manager

Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Interior Design

purchasing@mcmullindesign.com

Michelle Rice

Upon moving to Philadelphia after graduation, Michelle began her career among high-end fabric & furnishings at Robert Allen / Beacon Hill.  During her time in sales, she learned the finer points of coordination, logistics and communication while working directly with Interior Designers.  Michelle also freelanced her design skills with interior renderings, floorplans, and client presentation boards. After moving to New Jersey and ready for a new challenge, Michelle joined the purchasing department at The McMullin Design Group in 2020.

Maria Vaccaro

Maria Vaccaro

Administrator

admin@mcmullindesign.com

Maria Vaccaro

Maria has been with The McMullin Design Group since 2013, overseeing all the administrative functions in the office.  She directly handles all financial matters such as client billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and banking, as well as human resources.  She oversees the office and is responsible for the supervision of all staff.  If you have a “money” question or an administrative issue, she’s your go-to! Maria and her husband moved to South Jersey in 2011 from North Jersey. She has 3 wonderful grandchildren whom she adores.

Lexi Kroll

Lexi Kroll

Administrative Assistant & Social Media Director

Graduate of Marist College, Fashion & Business

socialmedia@mcmullindesign.com

Lexi Kroll

Since day one, Lexi has enjoyed the artistic aspects of life. Manhattan-born, she always dreamed of working for Anna Wintour at Vogue magazine.

After graduating with a degree in Fashion and Business, Lexi realized her passion had shifted from clothes to homes and pursued Interior Design at Temple University.

Lexi’s creativity is embodied in her skills, which include writing and communication talents using social media that have been honed during her time at MDG. Sharing our design projects and connecting with the community combines these talents, providing the best of both worlds.

Peg Quinn

Peg Quinn

Administrative Assistant

admin@mcmullindesign.com

Peg Quinn

MDG’s longest-serving employee, Peg (aka Bridget’s mom), has been with the administrative department since 2006.

Now, splitting her time between Cherry Hill and Naples Florida, Peg’s part-time career with MDG has her negotiating billing with our trucking vendors and delivery companies and managing all final audits of our projects.

Watson

Watson

The Office Dog

Watson

A team member since 2011, Watson’s everyday responsibilities include giving love and snuggles to anyone with a treat. Holding a vital position at MDG, we would not know what to do without her.