Peg is Archive Manager of the Design Library. She joined the team in 2007 and her inherent desire for order perfectly complements the Library’s mission to classify and make accessible seven million designs. Peg prepares and categorizes new designs, helps plan and implement archive improvements and expansions, maintains order in the Library’s vast collections and oversees the company’s social media presence. Her instinctive passion for organization and personal interest in design make Peg an indispensable asset to the Library.
Jennifer, Kosmos™ Manager/Archivist received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz and worked as a specialist in hand printing and dyeing fabric for nine years prior to joining the Design Library. Jen brings an acute design sensitivity to her role and is responsible for editing, scanning, coding and uploading thousands of images to Kosmos™ the digital archive of the Design Library.
Kate manages the Design Library’s archive in Fitzrovia, London, serving our clients in the UK and Europe. Kate has the refined eye and impeccable taste of a stylist and colorist with two decades of professional experience. Her energy, dedication and presence in London give clients throughout Europe the advantage of a local source of design inspiration, along with a constantly refreshed link to the Design Library’s enormous archives. Kate and the London office staff also meet with clients from as far afield as Australia and India.
Rene is Office Manager of the Design Library. Rene came to the Library in 2004 with years of experience as Manager of a major retail store. Rene maintains all Library records related to design sales and rentals, and tirelessly keeps our complex office functioning smoothly.
John joined our London office staff in 2010. He comes to us with a background in project management of residential refurbishments, specializing in interior design and finishes.
As a long-time resident of inner-city London and a frequent visitor to the cultural haunts of that city, John brings a keen eye for trends and a creative approach to our mens, street and casual wear clients in particular.
Like the Design Library’s London manager, Kate Denham, John is available to work with clients in the UK and Europe, and those visiting London.
Peter is Owner/Director of the Design Library. He joined the company in 1990 after fifteen years experience as a collector and dealer of South American art. He created seminal art collections in the 1970s and 80s for museums, universities, corporations and individuals throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Peter now travels extensively in search of coveted collections to expand the Design Library’s archives. His curatorial expertise and connoisseurship have helped to create a leading design establishment.
Jessica graduated in 2014 from Colby College as an Art major with a concentration in Studio Art. Jessica’s organizational and creative energies were in evidence through her involvement in the College Art Museum Student Advisory Board and the Colby College Social Planning Board. Her interest in the world of textiles and fashion grew through her work experience with Madewell, Quicksilver, and Dedar Milano. The Design Library is very pleased to have Jessica join the team as Design Consultant.
Ula is Head Archivist of our London studio archive. She joined Kate’s team in 2008 and came on full time in 2014. Ula helps with just about everything that's needed in London including all archivist duties, pulling bespoke collections for meetings, and presenting to clients. Ula studied Art and Design and received her BA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Juli graduated from Loyola University Chicago with dual degrees in Italian and International Business. She gained valuable experience in fashion and design during her undergraduate internships, especially at the Design Library during the summer of 2013 and after graduation as a product development assistant at Ralph Lauren. Juli is passionate about Italian studies and lived in Italy for a portion of her undergraduate experience. We are delighted Juli has joined the Design Library Team as a Design Consultant.
Richard is the Design Library’s President and head of North American sales. Richard has twenty years of experience in the fashion industry in leadership positions with companies including Lord and Taylor, Perry Ellis and Kellwood. Richard brings a singular vision and energy to the Library with his knowledge of the complete fashion production process, coupled with his belief in the primary importance of good design.