Kourtni Kesler is a Workplace Consultant at Office Resources Inc in Louisville, KY. She is also our IIDA Lou/Lex Director. Kourtni has been in the A&D industry for over 5 years working in both interiors and in sales, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky. Originally from West Virginia, Kourtni came to Lexington to attend school and has since moved to Louisville to further develop her successful career in our industry.
When asked if there was a key turning-point in her career, Kourtni referenced starting her position at Humanscale. She had been working on the design side previously, so this position was the start of her transition into sales. Working face-to-face with people and providing positive solutions for the way they work/live is what drives her in her career. Kourtni describes her personal design style to be both feminine and traditional. She loves to design her home in a modern “bachelorette-chic” style. Her advice to young designers in the industry is to try to stay creative, stay true to your own “look” – don’t fall into someone else’s design style. Kourtni balances her career and home life by turning off when you can in the evenings and weekends.
Kourtni saw the benefits to joining IIDA as a way to network. She has used IIDA as a way to develop relationships and get to know the members of the design community. If Kourtni won the lottery, she would still continue to work part-time, travel more, and do more photography. She would most like to visit Paris or Greece. Another fun fact about Kourtni: She’s not a natural blonde!