Revolutionizing Space

Talent + Teamwork. The Augustine Design Group difference.

A variety of talents is needed to make a design firm successful. Augustine Design Group has assembled a staff of experienced professionals with a wide range of specializations. All team members have received their education in commercial interior design. The leading certification association in the industry, the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), has qualified our Principal and Project Managers. Certification requires a minimum of six years combined college-level interior design education, interior design work experience and passage of a rigorous exam.

Our professional staff is known for innovation, leadership and exceptional client service. Working together, we seek to deliver imaginative design solutions that capture the client’s vision.

We are an established, twenty three year old Tenant Representation Company. Tenant satisfaction is paramount. When a client asks us to recommend a design firm or assemble a team, we think immediately of the potential risk to our relationship with the client.

The second thought we have is Augustine Design Group.

Our firm has tested ADG on virtually every type of commercial real estate requirement and they have consistently performed at the highest level.

The principal of the firm, Jillon Augustine, is a rare talent with exceptional leadership skills. She is trustworthy, confident, knowledgeable, creative and also highly committed to customer satisfaction.

Russ Sande, President
The Sande Company
Commercial Real Estate Services

I have worked with Augustine Design Group since 2001 on several projects for First Future Credit Union. I have found Augustine Design Group professional, knowledgeable, consistent and easy to work with from the start of the project until the last walk through is completed. As we go forward with our branch expansion plan we are once again engaging Augustine Design Group.

Thank you,
Ray Chapman
Manager – Administrative Services

My experience in working with Nancy on a key expansion project has been extremely positive. She's very professional, deadline driven and creative. On the construction site she stood up eye-to-eye to the construction manager and ensured timely, in-budget and to plan built-out of the facility.

Claus Hakenesch
CFO
Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc.
(Formerly with Cyntellect, Inc.)

Should you be in need of construction design and management services, Lisa and the team will guide you through the process smoothly and will assume ownership of the job, working through the inevitable bumps gracefully along the way.

Robin Brogdon
BluePrints Veterinary Marketing Group
(formerly with City of Angels)




JILLON AUGUSTINE
Principal

Her role: Jillon Augustine is an active, working Principal, fully engaged in all aspects of firm management and project implementation. She divides her time among several responsibilities, including project conceptualization and schematic design, ongoing communications with clients and staff, organizing and leading large design and construction teams to carry out project assignments, performing on-site construction observation and project execution tasks, and marketing the firm to generate new business.

Her strengths: The Augustine Design Group team is at the core of the firm’s success, and Jillon’s first priority is to recruit and retain highly talented individuals and create a positive work environment in which they can thrive. As an active team member, she is respected for her passion for great design, attention to detail, communication skills, efficient time management and effective problem-solving abilities. Clients benefit from her strong technical abilities and knowledge of building systems and codes. Positive, long-standing relationships with City officials allow Jillon to expedite client projects through the permit approval process. Jillon prides herself in being personally involved to assure that every project meets the firm’s high standards, emphasizing creative solutions, personalized service and effective implementation. By focusing on understanding client needs, developing project goals and maintaining client objectives at the core of the design, Jillon has created a competitive edge for the firm.

Her background: Jillon founded Augustine Design Group in 1997. She is a San Diego native with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Her 15 years of experience span the breadth of the commercial design industry.

DEBBIE HOLASEK
Senior Project Manager

Her role: Debbie Holasek takes the lead in developing the overall vision of each project. Her experience allows her to carry out every facet of the firm’s unique approach to the design process.

Her strengths: Debbie contributes exceptional design talent, organizational skills and leadership ability to create a team approach on every project. She is able to listen to clients and translate their needs into multiple ideas and solutions for producing functional spaces. Her sketching skills help clients visualize proposed design concepts and aid them in making the best decisions for their company. Debbie is able to handle multiple projects as a result of her efficiency and ability to effectively delegate the process of implementation to team members. She is an expert in all areas of the commercial interior design process.

Her background: Debbie has been on the Augustine Design Group team since 1999. She received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Arizona and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. With over 15 years of experience working with high-profile clients in a variety of industries, her diverse experience includes design consultation and management of corporate headquarters projects, historical renovations, multiple-branch networks, mixed-use buildings and office interiors of every type.

NANCY KIND
Senior Project Manager

Her role: Nancy Kind combines her friendly personality and excellent documentation and technical skills to provide efficient and accurate implementation of design plans and specifications.

Her strengths: Nancy is known for her enthusiasm, organizational ability, focus on detail, reliability and commitment to excellence. She has developed strong relationships with vendors and general contractors and facilitates communication among members of the project team. Her expertise includes coordination of technical specifications, development of custom design solutions, furniture specifications and construction observation. She is a talented designer and space planner and is technically proficient in AutoCAD.

Her background: Nancy joined Augustine Design Group in 2003. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from California Polytechnic State University and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. She is an extremely skilled designer who has mastered all aspects of commercial interiors.

GINNY MONHEIT
Project Designer

Her role: Ginny Monheit works directly with clients, the firm’s Principal and Senior Project Managers to provide superior quality design services on all phases of a project. She is a talented design professional and conveys her abilities through input to the design process, space planning and construction administration.

Her strengths: Ginny possesses excellent interpersonal skills and works extremely well with people. She combines a positive attitude with a calm demeanor and gives clients’ confidence that their project is in capable hands. Ginny is also admired for her flexibility as challenges arise and requirements change, as she strives to meet the needs of everyone involved in the design and construction process. She is a talented designer and is able to render her concepts into a visual medium through her skilled proficiency in ACAD.

Her background: Ginny joined Augustine Design Group in May 2007. She started her education at the University of Hartford and later graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Her educational background, experience and talent make her a valued team member.

LISA BERRIE
Senior Project Coordinator

Her role: Lisa Berrie is responsible for contract administration, project management support services, and project start-up and closeout procedures. She acts as liaison between the design staff, the firm’s Principal and clients during all project phases. An active problem solver, Lisa answers questions and settles outstanding administrative issues in a timely manner.

Her strengths: Client assistance and efficient implementation of project administrative documentation requirements are Lisa’s first priorities. She excels in this role through her attention to client needs, contract preparation and administration, and project documentation. Lisa’s communication skills, organization, attention to detail, thoroughness and ability to multi-task allows her to provide every client with superior care.

Her background: Lisa joined Augustine Design Group in 2004. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Her experience and her background in management and administration in that industry have helped her develop skills that have made her a success in her current role.

DINA MULLER
Business Manager

Her role: A highly qualified Business Manager, Dina Muller is responsible for accounting, client billing services, business management, human resources and general administration.

Her strengths: Dina provides a strong leadership role in the firm, assisting the Principal in day-to-day operations, undertaking financial planning projects, analyzing budgets and looking for ways to provide clients the best value for their investment in their project. She is known as a talented individual who has the ability to multi-task and keep projects moving forward to completion while remaining organized and calm. Dina has a well-deserved reputation for blending humor with sound management skills, reliability, and common sense and is a vital member of the team.

Her background: Dina joined the Augustine Design team in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from National University in San Diego and has prior work experience in the real estate industry. She brings more than 18 years’ experience in office administration to her tasks, with expertise in client and staff relations, accounting, contract administration and billing procedures.

LAUREN D’AGOSTINI
Senior Project Designer

Her role: Lauren works directly with clients, the firm's Principal and Senior Project Managers to provide superior quality design services on all phases of a project. She is a talented design professional and conveys her abilities through input to the design process, space planning and construction administration.

Her Strengths: Lauren assures that every project meets the client's needs, using her creativity, attention to detail, good communication and people skills, organization, and commitment to teamwork and professionalism. She has developed strong relationships with vendors and general contractors and facilitates communication among members of the project team. She is a talented designer and space planner and is technically proficient in AutoCAD.

Her Background: Lauren joined Augustine Design Group in 2006. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from Utah Valley State College and has graduated from the Design Institute of San Diego in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Her educational background, experience and talent make her a valued team member.