Jillian Lare joined the R. Cartwright Design team in 2015. Originally from North-Eastern Pennsylvania, she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in 1997. She spent her early career in the semiconductor industry and was fortunate to spend time living in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Portland, and San Francisco.
Passionate about the arts and design her entire life, Jillian transitioned into the interior design field from engineering in 2007, eventually obtaining her Masters in Interior Design from Iowa State University. She teaches two days per week in the College of Design at Iowa Sate University, instructing freshmen on fundamentals of design and sophomore and junior students in the CIDA accredited Interior Design Program. She is most passionate about kitchen and bathroom design and has focused much of her experience in that niche. She believes in partnering with clients to develop personal spaces that work for their individual lifestyle.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Keegan, dogs Eddie and Booker, blogging, making jewelry and enjoying the beautiful trails in the Des Moines area.