founder / cReative director / leed ap
Known to her peers as fearless and to her clients as a savvy business woman, Joy Lynskey is a genuine talent in the design world. A fellow UF grad, Joy has collaborated with reputable brands like Sperry Top Sider, EA Sports, Macy’s, Sandals and Scotiabank over the past twelve years. Joy’s experience led her to create a special niche for herself in South Florida via her entrepreneurial venture, Jewel Toned Interiors. Jewel Toned Interiors is the result of her hard work and determination to share her design vision with the world.
Giving back is at the heart of why Joy started her own company and she is committed to helping others in her personal and professional circles, by working with non-profit clients, participating in community events and having JTI participate in outreach events. Joy has a continuing desire to inspire creativity in others and aims for the company's community involvement to grow as the company grows.
Outside of the studio, Joy can be found either dancing to sweet tunes or spending time with her first love which is her family. Her daughters, Eliza, Isla Rose and Scarlet as well as her husband, Andy keep her vibrant and inspired.
managing design director / leed ga / ncidq
A member of the GATOR NATION, Jaclyn Szerdi is a licensed Interior Designer that has recently moved back to Florida. She joins JTI with extensive knowledge in large scale commercial projects such as GE, Traveler’s Insurance, State Farm and Cox Communications. Jaclyn bridges the gap between conceptual design and project management.
Her favorite design phase is space planning, as she loves the problem solving required in making a client’s program work within their spatial constraints. A firm believer in collaboration, Jaclyn loves designing with others and pushing architectural boundaries.
Always looking forward to her next adventure, Jaclyn has officially caught the travel bug. Her goal each year is to visit a place she’s never been and incorporate her inspiration in the workplace. However, when staying in town, she likes to spend her free time out doors with her husband Richard and their rescue pup Owen. Jaclyn’s biggest motivation is her family, being surrounded by the people she loves most is what drives her to succeed.
Suzette joined the JTI family after spending over five years in the furnishing and residential design realm. She collaborated with the interior design development of model homes for the Lennar Corporation and provided many families with interior design solutions resulting in their dream home. A romantic at heart, Suzette approaches design as the creation of a sanctuary for people to enjoy.
A Florida International University alumna, Suzette received her Master’s in Architecture and a Master’s in Interior Design. After college she had a clear vision of the approach she wanted to take in her professional life. Her passion for harmonious, cozy and functional spaces serves our clients well. Suzette loves using textures paired with neutral colors and often her spaces are accentuated with a signature pop of color.
Coming from a big, loving family, it's no surprise her drive in life is the harmony and wellbeing of her close ones. Away from the office you can find Suzette spending time with her husband Mario and her toddler Giordanna. Always looking for the next family quest, Suzette enjoys traveling and finds inspiration in the experience of a culture’s essence.
Combine a love for design and a killer pair of heels and you get Devin Chase. As a conceptual designer, Devin approaches projects by thinking outside the box and has an eye for textures and graphics. Outside of JTI, Devin loves to practice multiple art mediums, never settling on one creative outlet. Ever the savvy entrepreneur, she sells her pieces at the FATvillage Art Walk as well as online through Etsy.
Hailing from FSU, Devin studied Interior Design with a minor in hospitality which is appropriate as she is often our liaison on the social media front. As a smart collaborator, she works strategically with both our in-house team and our outside consultants.
A South Florida native, Devin is a mermaid at heart. You’ll often find her in the water or shore side. Consequently, she has been an asset to the design team of local business owners, working with community icons such as The Diplomat, Offerdahls and Advanced Roofing.
Devin appreciates having her family in close proximity. On the weekends, she and her boyfriend enjoy checking out trendy restaurants and coffee shops that are saturated with elements of design.
A true straight shooter, the candidness that Alejandra offers is a breath of fresh air within a world of highlight reels. She has a way of delivering her ideas to both colleagues and clients with confidence and grace.
Alejandra holds a Masters of Architecture from FIU yet has always enjoyed the experiential quality of Interior Design. She is incredibly organized, has a fantastic sense of humor and is fluent in both English and Spanish. As a constructive creative her design process is methodical and effective, as she holds a project’s program in high regard.
Alejandra considers herself a bit of a foodie, often trying new dishes as well as cooking them. Fitness plays a big part of her life but she still loves to wind down and relax with her boyfriend, family and friends. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alejandra is the oldest of five children and is very close to her family. She considers respect for others one of the most imperative qualities for an individual to possess and this value is evident in all of her interactions.
graphic designer / marketing / administrative
With a background in marketing, social media and graphic design as well as degree in Multimedia Technology, Brittany joined JTI with extensive experience as a Graphic Designer having worked with a wide variety of local and national companies to create and elevate their brand.
Brittany Claar (pronounced like “Claire") is originally from the Panhandle, she enjoys DIY activities, painting, reading and going to local arts and music festivals with her fiancé John. She loves to eat sushi, try new coffee shops, and enjoys discovering new restaurants. With a giant smile and a cheerful disposition is a perfect fit as our Director of First Impressions and we are excited to have Brittany represent JTI from the desk and within the digital realm.
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