Minka stepped into the role of President of JMID at the end of 2019 when Jinx retired. She is a licensed interior designer and LEED AP with 15 years of residential design experience. Minka earned her master’s in interior design at Florida State University and her bachelor’s in communications at Florida International University. Her experience in communications helps her manage the firm’s marketing and advertising initiatives. She derives joy in beautiful surroundings and strives to create that euphoric feeling for her clients by designing beautiful interiors for them. Having called Naples home on and off since she attended high school at Barron Collier, she understands the coastal lifestyle and how to design for our tropical climate. Minka is excited about the constant innovations in design products and building materials and the opportunity for creativity and luxury in Naples. With all of this and the strong team behind her, she is inspired about the future of JMID.
Chrissy Howard is JMID’s lead designer, with over twenty years of experience in residential design and recipient of numerous awards. Her work is consistently featured in the area’s leading design magazines. Armed with comprehensive construction knowledge, exceptional organizational skills and remarkable talent, Chrissy makes a significant addition to any project. Creative and diligent, she is constantly researching and developing new design elements that make her projects uniquely stunning. She is passionate about design and is personally invested in each home she helps to create, striving to always exceed her client’s expectations.
Jinx is one of Naples’ most celebrated interior designers, respected for her outstanding creations and beloved for her warm and lively personality. Jinx started the company over 20 years ago and has designed for residents of the area’s most prestigious communities and worked with Florida’s top developers and custom home builders. She has won countless awards in southwest Florida and had a lot of fun completing projects throughout the U.S., Costa Rica, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Canada and Ireland. She retired at the end of 2019 and is proudly watching her legacy continue in the hands of her two daughters and her hand-picked team which she lovingly nurtured and trained for years. Originally from Jamaica, Jinx adds a festive flair to everything she does and taught her designers to keep the fun in their designs and remember that developing beautiful environments is a rare luxury and a pure joy.
Beth is an award-winning designer with decades of experience in the design industry. Beth creates exquisite designs, whether new construction or complete renovations, and manages the construction process with confidence. She pays tremendous attention to all the details in a project, is very attentive to her clients and has excellent communication skills. Patient and kind, Beth creates spaces that are inviting and inspiring and that always reflect her clients’ personalities. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Baylor University in Texas and has lived in Naples, Florida for over 15 years.
Barbara is an invaluable asset to our team, having worked on some of the area’s most amazing award-winning homes and consistently delivering superb design. She is passionate about contemporary styling and developed a love of historic architecture while growing up in New England, so she can do everything in between. Barbara shines with her fabric selection, and her custom window treatments and bedding ensembles are exquisite. She is also very skilled on Sketchup and produces beautiful computer renderings to help clients visualize her designs. Barbara earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design at Southwest Florida College, and a second bachelor’s degree, in communications from Lynn University.
Sarah manages all business operations for the company. A retired lawyer, she brings a level head and sharp business sense to our creative team. Sarah earned her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University and her bachelor’s in political science from the University of South Florida. She is Jinx’s elder daughter and has been working in the family business for nearly ten years. While filing taxes and doing payroll, Sarah also finds time to organize fun events for our team to keep us energized, inspired, and having fun together.
Lucy is a firecracker, adept in a variety of software and computer drawing programs. She is a quick thinker and works very efficiently. Lucy has a true talent for design that she honed at High Point University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design. She brings a fresh perspective and sense of humor to our team and we don’t know what we ever did without her.
Janine is extremely talented in design with a great eye for color and strong drafting skills. She is incredibly passionate about creating beautiful interiors and it shows in her unparalleled work ethic. Janine has an ability to find the perfect piece of art for every space, and her projects always feel fun and happy. She has earned numerous design awards and approaches each project with the same energy and enthusiasm. Janine earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago. She always has a positive attitude and a warm smile, making every day on the job enjoyable.
The firm’s secret weapon, Diana, is our bookkeeping wonder. Speedy and efficient, she has extensive experience on the financial side of the design business and brings that talent to JMID. She knows the Design Manager software inside and out and is always there to support the design team. Diana earned her bachelors’ degree in business administration from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania before settling down in southwest Florida.