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Our Interior Design Team

Interior Planning & Design, Inc.™ -20+ years of completing  Interior Design, Space Planning, and project coordination for both commerical and residential spaces. We work with each client to identify their needs and to develop the design concept for the project, to ensure the client’s desires are implemented.  Our mission is to create balanced, harmonious, beautiful enviroments that meet the clients needs and foster our clients health and success.

Professional Affiliations and Accomplishments
  • LEED Accredited Professional U.S. Green Building Certification Institute Accreditation (USGBC) 
  • Professional Member, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) 
  • Professional member Feng Shui Institute of America (FSIA)
  • IDFPR Illinois Board of Registered Interior Design Professionals Chair  2011- Present
  • ASID National Presidential Citation 2014
  • ASID National Board of Directors 2012-2013 
  • ASID National Chapter Support Team 2010-2013
  • ASID Chapter Medalist Award 2013
  • ASID Celebration of Design Awards Judge 2013
  • Best of Naperville 2012
  • REALTOR Magazine Awards Judge 2011
  • ASID Illinois Chapter President 2009-2010
  • ASID Chapter Presidential Citation 1992, 1994, 1997, 2007,  2009, 2013 Service Award 2009, 2011, 2012 
  • ASID Illinois Chapter Board of Directors 1993-1997,  2006-2008, Officer 1995-1997 , Chapter President 2009-10 
  • Halo/Metalux National Lighting Competition Winner, 1993
  • Who’s Who in Interior Design, 1992-present
  • Registered Interior Designer, State of Illinois since 1991
  • Licensed Interior Designer, State of Florida
  • Passed N.C.I.D.Q. Exam, 1989
  • Certified WBE, State of Illinois

Joan Kaufman ASID, IIDA, FSII

Project Director
Joan M. Kaufman, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP , Principle of Interior Planning & Design, Inc. in Naperville, Illinois, has been practicing both commercial and residential Interior Design for over 25 years. Joan is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Art History. Joan Studied Art and Design at the Loyola University Rome Center in Rome, Italy and has completed coursework in the graduate Architecture Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Joan is a registered Interior Designer in Illinois and a licensed Interior Designer in Florida. Joan is a certified Feng Shui Practitioner and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Joan is the winner of the Halo/Metalux National Lighting Competition and her work has been published extensively with features on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, Remodeling Ideas, and Window Fashions and special features in Interiors and Sources, The Business Ledger, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun times, West Suburban Living, Architectural Lighting, Architectural Products, Window Fashions, Daily Herald, Naperville Magazine, Naperville Sun, Wheaton Leader and a current feature on NBC “Design Smarts” television show among many more.

Joan is a Professional member of ASID and is a Past President of the Illinois Chapter, and has passed the NCIDQ exam. Her work experience as an interior designer includes positions and several Chicago architectural firms and an office furniture dealership before founding her own interior design firm in 1990. Joan is active in the local community and has worked on numerous community service projects including the Metro Acheivement center in Chicago.

Formal Education
USGBC: LEED Accredited Professional

Feng Shui Institute of America
Certified Professional Feng Shui Practitioner

University of Illinois at Chicago
Eight hours of architectural construction; graduate architecture program.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science: Interior Design, with honors
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art, with honors
Thirty hour concentration in business marketing.

Loyola University Rome Center, Rome Italy
Art and Architectural Studies

Design Staff

The design staff works to create inspiring designs, professionally documented for correct implementation. Drawings, details, selections, specifications and pricing are prepared in order to provide the opportunity for design concepts to be developed and completed. From start to finish, the process in coordinated to accomplish the project goals.

Vendor Relations

Vendors help us offer the most up to date products to our clients. We maintain an extensive resource library. We strive to ensure customer satisfaction by working closely with our vendors. We coordinate with our preferred vendors regarding order placement, scheduling and tracking. Contact info@interiorplanning.com to be part of our resource offerings.

Architectural Consultants

Interior Planning & Design Inc. partners with various architects on an as needed basis to coordinate technical portions of the projects.

Implementation /Processing

Donna Kane processes orders, invoices and payments. She works on budgets and all aspects related to costs on both the client side and vendor side.

Interior Design Team Concept

Interior Planning & Design, Inc.™ is a service-oriented company emphasizing the creation of the total environment through lighting, color, space planning, texture, furniture, and fabric. Utilizing a wide range of personalized professional services, the goal of our design and consulting staff is to create a functional yet aesthetically pleasing environment for our clients.

By creating a team partnership with yourself and our staff, we can best focus on your unique requirements and specific needs. Dedicated to satisfying our clients long term, our project management style utilizes hands-on coordination and participation in the experience.

What does a team partnership mean?

Whether you are considering remodeling your present space, or moving to an entirely new space, we can help you expertly manage the many tasks required to make your project a success!

Interior Planning & Design, Inc. • Specializing in Commercial Design, Residential Interior Design, & Office Products in Naperville IL and Chicago.


Interior Design Naperville | Naperville IL 60563 | Interior Planning & Design, Inc. (630) 848-2119