Our Interior Design Team
Interior Planning & Design, Inc.™ does both commercial work and residential work. We work with each client to identify their needs and to develop the design concept for the project. We coordinate all aspects of the project, to ensure the client’s desires are implemented.
Professional Affiliations and Accomplishments
- LEED Accredited Professional Green Building Certification Institute Accreditation
- Professional Member ASID
- Professional member Feng Shui Institute of America (FSII)
- Professional member International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- ASID Chapter Presidential Citation 1992, 1994, 1997, 2007
- ASID Illinois Chapter Board of Directors 1993-1997 Officer 1995-1997 Board member 2006-2008
- Who’s Who In Interior Design, 1992-Present
- Registered Interior Designer, State of Illinois since 1991
- Passed N.C.I.D.Q. Exam, 1989
- Halo/Metalux National Lighting Competition Winner, 1993
- Certified WBE, State of Illinois
Joan Kaufman ASID, IIDA, FSII
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.
Feng Shui Institute of America
Certified Professional Feng Shui Practitioner
University of Illinois at Chicago
Eight hours of architectural construction; graduate architecture program.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of our resource offerings.
Interior Planning & Design Inc. partners with various architects on an as needed basis to coordinate technical portions of the projects.
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.