Nicki Jensen is an Interior Designer at DFDG Architecture. She has broad experience in libraries, workplace, civic/municipal, retail, and hospitality design—particularly in finding opportunities to seamlessly blend these design typologies to deliver innovative solutions and create memorable experiences for visitors and staff. Her approach stems from a passion for listening to the client and adapting their needs into a workable space within the context of the physical space and the required functions.
Nicki holds a Bachelor’s of Science of Design, Specializing in Interior Design from the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nicki is also an active member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), serving on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Chapter.
One on One with Nicki:
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m an adventurer at heart. I love to travel, immersing myself in all types of cultures to learn as much as possible. Either trekking through Paris or a mountain trail, you will find that I like to capture my memories from each trip. Sometimes this means sketching, other times it is through photography or even blogging. I always like to try new things, even if it means not being the best at it!
What do you do in your free time?
I like to spend my free time outside as much as possible, whether that’s a simple walk with the dogs or a hike, I’m always up for an adventure. I also enjoy reading, hitting the gym, and getting my hands dirty. (painting, sketching, being crafty, etc.).
What designers do you admire?
I admire many designers, but Steve Jobs presents the opportunity for an interesting point of view.
“Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works” – Steve Jobs
Similar to that of a building, any Apple product has an aesthetic exterior structure and an equally important interior structure. But most importantly, they must work. Each computer must function, or they are a failure. Interior and exterior, they must correspond to each other to create a valuable product. This is how buildings are to me. The interior and exterior depend on each other to work for the client, or the building is not a success.