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Growing up we’re all led to believe that being “creative” means something as
simple as being good in art class. But it’s so much more than arts and crafts.
Creativity is a way of seeing the world around us – a way of transcending
existing ideas and achieving success by bringing about something new and
At Industry West, we’re here to furnish that creative spirit that keeps the
world colorful. Whether it’s a small-town coffee shop or a Silicon Valley tech
firm, we want to help our partners shape their spaces into something unique
and wonderful. So who are the people behind those spaces? The following
pages include just a few of those who are helping us push creativity into the
mainstream, where it belongs.
RAISING THE WORLD’S creativeQUOTIENT
Founder, Industry West
Where does a childhood spent learning the
ins and outs of the construction business lead?
For Casey DeBois, it was the spark that set
her on the path toward becoming one of New
York’s most sought-after interior designers.
An eye for fine detail that came from observing
her father’s contracting company build
spaces from the ground up, paired with the
wandering spirit of a traveler, have helped
shape her unique perspective.
Always exploring. Always on the go. She’s
constantly finding inspiration in the different
colors, textures and architecture she comes
And for someone who spends her time
designing office spaces that dedicated
professionals rarely leave, it’s an unexpected
surprise that her creations are inspired by a
love of constant travel.
Whether exploring New York City or another
country, her quest to design the perfect space
never turns off. “In a way, I’m always working.
I’m always thinking. Because I love what I do.”
Interior Designer | New York, NY
PICTURED: Casey sits in the office space she designed
for Estimize, a financial estimates technology firm
located in New York City.
Interior Designer | Philadelphia, PA
A person’s creative vision is really brought into
focus by his or her view of the world. And at
one time, Jessica Canovas’ view consisted of
a road trip from Las Vegas to San Diego to
Los Angeles – interviewing karaoke hosts for
an independent documentary.
That interesting worldview only continued
to evolve with her work designing spaces for
Tiny House Nation. “You think you understand
functional space. But when you have to design
everything in under 250 square feet … it blows
everything you thought you knew about
interior design out of the water.”
From rebuilding a Hurricane Katrina-battered
home on the Mississippi coast to designing a
tiny house recording studio for Lil’ Jon,
Jessica’s experiences have been eye-opening
from so many perspectives. And she truly
enjoys the challenges and rewards that come
from integrating those fresh perspectives into
her daily work.
PICTURED: Jessica relaxes at the bar of Tessa, a modern
Mediterranean restaurant located on the Upper West Side
of New York City.
The stereotype of the “starving artist” is losing
a lot of steam these days. And Danielle Arps is
one of the creative professionals truly proving
that an interest in the arts doesn’t also equal
an interest in eating ramen every night for the
rest of your life.
After graduating college with a Bachelor of
Fine Arts and a minor in music, the question
remained: what now? “I’ve always been
design-oriented. I just needed to figure out
a way to make that a part of how I live.” And
figure it out she has.
In 2014 she launched her own interior design
company, Dani Arps LLC. And it hasn’t taken
long for her to become one of the most
in-demand designers for New York-based
And it only makes sense that someone, who
cites the drive of New Yorkers as her main
source of inspiration, has been so embraced
by the type of companies that most personify
that same spirit.
Interior Designer | New York, NY
PICTURED: Danielle hangs out in the office space she
designed for Timehop, a digital nostalgia tech
startup located in New York City.
PICTURED: Jenna poses with one of her paintings in her
Brooklyn, NY apartment.
The creative life never quite leads anyone in the
straightest of lines. For Jenna Snyder-Phillips,
it took her from Philadelphia to New York to
Italy … and back to New York again.
“There was no direct path. I went to school for
interior design. Now I do illustration and art …
it all blends together.”
Painting from a very young age, Jenna was
never afraid to follow her creative compass
in whichever direction it pointed. And the
ever-changing atmosphere of New York City
has pointed her toward countless sources of
There’s no one place … no one genre … no one
style that she looks to for inspiration. And
that willingness to never stop discovering
new things helps her find the creativity in
everything she does – from styling clothes to
preparing food to adding the accessories and
little touches that really bring spaces to life.
Interior Designer + Illustrator | Brooklyn, NY
Owners, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails | Jacksonville, FL
Every creative space has to have a starting
point. And for one of Jacksonville’s most unique
restaurants, that point is the official state soft
drink of Maine … Moxie soda.
It’s what Chef Tom Gray grew up drinking as
a child. The name has come to mean “gusto”
and “verve.” And when Tom and Sarah Marie
Johnston first began laying out their vision for
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, that spirit was the
foundation on which they built.
“We wanted it to have meaning and history.” And
with 200-year-old reclaimed wood and a whole
team of designers and artists, that meaning and
history quickly began to take shape. And in the
end, Moxie truly became something more than
the sum of its parts because while Tom and
Sarah Marie shaped the space, the space also
ended up shaping them.
“Once I was in the space and could feel it … I was
able to adapt the menu and the dishes to it … it
all just sort of came together.”
PICTURED: Executive Chef Tom and Chief Marketing Officer
Sarah Marie rest (but not on their laurels) at Moxie Kitchen +
Cocktails, their industrial-chic-inspired, farm-to-table-themed
restaurant located in Jacksonville, FL.
Owner + Founder, Industry West | Jacksonville, FL
Doctor … lawyer … real estate developer.
Those are all things that Jordan England
thought he wanted to be when he went
off to Emory University to major in political
science. And while he set out with such
traditional ambitions, Jordan’s career path
took an unexpected turn toward catering
to the creative spirit.
“I think for me it was about having the
confidence to develop my own sense of
creativity.” And Jordan feeds that sense
every day through the stories he reads and
the people he talks to. They constantly expose
him to new ideas and different ways of
thinking that help inspire original thought.
“I don’t know how many times I’ll be talking
to somebody and it’ll hit me, we should take
this technology and pair it with that.”
And if the success of Industry West has
proven anything, it’s that creativity really can
come from anywhere.
PICTURED: Jordan takes a break at Restaurant Orsay,
a French-inspired eatery located in Jacksonville, FL.
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