Norman Design creates custom interiors designed to capture each client’s essence while standing the test of time. Each finished design reflects its owner’s lifestyle and passions. Whether the end product is impeccably tailored or exquisitely worn-in, it is unmistakably home. We believe a home should wrap it’s arms around you and welcome you home from the chaotic world. Norman Design Group is a diverse design firm, small enough to give each of our clients personalized attention while big enough to manage design work on large scale homes. We work closely with our clients on every project, educating them about the design process so they can make intelligent choices for their home.
Phil Norman ASID CID
Phil is Norman Design Group’s Design Director and creative founder. As a Graduate of Iowa State University College of Design, he received his BFA in Interior Design. Truly an entrepreneur, Phil moved cross country from Iowa knowing no one and intended on creating a design studio with exceptional people doing extraordinary things.
Phil has assembled an excellent creative team and studio culture and encourages a collaboration of ideas that allows clients to greatly benefit.
He takes an integrated team approach and clearly assesses his client’s vision to ensure the success of each project. Phil acts as a source of expertise and guidance to our clients, aiming at the best possible design solutions.
Phil is just as passionate about Interior Design today as he was 20 years ago and continues to have his eye on today’s demand for creative solutions, comfort and versatility. Phil is a professional member of ASID and is NCIDQ and CID certified.
Elif Karacay ASID CID
Prior to joining Norman Design Group in 2008, Elif graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and worked in a NY based firm for 5 years. Hearing her calling to the West, Elif joined our firm and has played a key role in the firm’s success. Never looking back, she has reached great levels of success within Norman Design Group.
Elif has amazing attention to detail, and her design skills are exceptional. We are very fortunate to have her part of our creative team and our clients love her.
With an intelligent and confident approach, Elif creates thoughtful spaces relevant to our client’s diverse tastes and personalities, while incorporating exceptional attention to detail.
Elif is a professional member of ASID and is NCIDQ and CID certified.
Markie is one of our Senior Designers and leads a team packed with talent. Markie’s continued drive for design comes from knowing that she will help to create a setting in which treasured memories will be made. She holds a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture from UCLA with an undergrad in Art History from UC Santa Barbara. Markie’s passion lies in selecting materials and design elements that are unique to the project and client’s tastes. She has an incredible quality of uniting unique interior architectural details and furnishings for a cohesive result. Her passion for fine quality and craftsmanship in all the details, ensure fantastic results on any project she leads. When she is not designing great interiors, Markie loves trying out new restaurants and being in the mountains. We also love her quick sense of humor and passion to always learn about new products.
Arriving as an intern during the summer of 2014, Meghan proved to have a team player attitude, quick learning skill and have a diligent demeanor.
Now graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, she has shown her communication skills, strong work ethic and compassion for creating beautiful interiors to be a great asset to the firm.
Meghan’s keen observation and diligence allows her to work seamlessly with architects, clients and vendors. Meghan creates exquisite CAD drawings so effortlessly with a meticulous attention to detail. Her kindness and charm makes her so enjoyable to work with.
Regina is our all-star Intern, while pursuing her BFA in Interior Design, and a minor in Marketing at California State University Long Beach. Regina is passionate about interior design and the potential impact it has on people’s everyday lives. Always eager and excited to help the design teams, Regina has jumped right in and has made a positive impact on our studio. Her infectious smile, positive attitude, and desire to learn, brings a youthful energy to our projects and culture. We believe Regina is a rising star when it comes to her future in interior design and we are excited for her to foster her career at NDG. When not studying, going to classes or working at NDG, she enjoys bike rides, gardening, and going to the beach.
Rocio was one of the first employees at Norman Design Group joining the firm in 2007, and today, she is responsible for managing our office and procurement division.
Since joining NDG, Rocio has been a strong component in growing and leading the company to where it is today. She runs a smooth back office and she is always attentive to our customer’s satisfaction.
Rocio manages all purchase orders, tracks and plans all installations and is a strategic thinker. She manages hundreds of moving parts daily to ensure our products are on time and we couldn’t live without her.
Always a very hard worker, Rocio started full time work at the age of 16 and continues to assist Norman Design Group in reaching its next level. Rocio has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Sammi is our Design Assistant, and that is not an easy position to conquer. Basically, she does everything for everyone and does it well. She thrives at new challenges and has an incredible can-do attitude. She never backs down from a challenging assignment and accomplishes her job with a smile. Sammi’s organizational skills, planning abilities, and coordinating talent, make her a valuable team member at Norman Design Group. Being a SoCal native, Sammi loves to spend time at the beach and be a great Mom to her little boy.