Jennifer Doering poses for her employee spotlight photo

Employee Spotlight – Jennifer Doering

Jennifer Doering is an interior designer who’s currently working on the Sun Prairie and Neenah School District projects.

Every day is a little different for Jennifer – from leading client kick-off meetings to attending the walkthrough of the finished project, she enjoys the variety of her job. What doesn’t change is her dedication to helping clients realize their vision for a project. “The goal is always to provide creative and functional spaces,” she says. “On budget and on time, knowing there are going to be changes along the way. That’s the nature of construction, especially during a pandemic. That flexibility is important to success.”

One of Jennifer’s favorite instances of helping a client realize their vision was for the special education program at Edgerton Elementary School. “At their former building, the teachers had made their own sensory hallway with masking tape on the floor,” she recalls. “For the new building, we collaborated with the staff to make sensory boards and permanent floor decals. It’s been awesome to see them using and enjoying the new space.”

Jennifer brings years of experience to her position at Bray, and much of it was from her first career as a fashion designer. After earning a B.F.A from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she spent 14 years as a knitwear apparel designer before making the transition to interior design. “There’s so much in common between the fields, in what we do, how we think, and how we approach projects,” she says. “I’m definitely in love with where I’m at now.” Prior to her time at Bray, Jennifer earned an AAS in interior design and spent five years in an interior design role focusing on senior living.

Jennifer remains active in fashion design on the side. She’s a part-time college instructor at the Edessa School of Fashion in Milwaukee and the owner of a clothing line called Mas Mama. Check out what Mas Mama has to offer by visiting the Etsy shop, Close to the Heart in Thiensville, and Locally Inspired in Port Washington.

When Jennifer’s not working, teaching, or planning her next line of apparel, she’s busy spending time with her husband and two young children, Charlotte and Joshua.