Kelle Contine

  • RID, IIDA, LEED AP
  • Owner | Principal Designer
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Kelle Contine

  • RID, IIDA, LEED AP
  • Owner | Principal Designer
  • Kelle is an accomplished registered interior designer with 20 years of professional design experience. Her eye for excellence and positive approach is widely respected across the industry. She collaborates closely with clients and offers fresh ideas and innovative solutions to the creative process. Her enthusiasm for design is marked by attention to detail, which elevates and sophisticates her finished work.

Along with managing projects, Kelle oversees operations at KCID. She is proud of the talented team she has assembled, and is continually humbled by their expertise and passion. Prior to founding KCID, Kelle spent ten years working at PPDS [design + interiors] where she served as Lead Designer and Division Director of Interiors. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and was recognized as LSU’s most outstanding senior in the College of Design.

Kelle is married to Blake Contine and they have three beautiful children – Hayes, Sutton, and Elizabeth. She enjoys spending time with family and friends in the great city of Austin, as well as traveling back to her hometown of Baton Rouge. The Contines are actively involved in the Southwest Austin and Bee Cave communities, Regents School of Austin, and Austin Ridge Bible Church.

  • Certifications
  • NCIDQ #164396, 2003 (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
  • LEED AP, 2009 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • Registration
  • Registered Interior Designer, Texas No. 10224, 2003
  • Membership
  • International Interior Design Association

Erin Judge

  • RID, IIDA, LEED Green Assoc.
  • Studio Director | Senior Designer

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Erin Judge

  • RID, IIDA, LEED Green Assoc.
  • Studio Director | Senior Designer

With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Business Foundations Certification from the University of Texas, Erin has called Austin home for over 10 years. She has been a part of the KCID team since 2011 following internships at WHR Architects in Houston and Robert Allen Fabrics in Austin. As a long-standing member of the IIDA Texas-Oklahoma Chapter, she has also held LEED Green Associate status since 2013 and became a Registered Interior Designer in 2014. Erin’s experience with KCID encompasses projects of all markets, including high-end residential, multi-family, student housing, commercial and hospitality.

To achieve a design that is both functional and beautiful, Erin approaches every project with thoughtful research, ingenuity, and a focus on collaboration. As a Senior Designer at KCID, Erin enjoys being involved in all aspects of the design process and project management from conception to completion, creating unique and meaningful spaces for all of her clients. Her extensive experience with 3D modeling, digital and technical presentation, and personable client interactions are a unique asset to the KCID team. When she is not working, Erin enjoys exploring the constantly growing Austin community, traveling to inspiring destinations, rooting for her Longhorns, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Certifications
  • NCIDQ #30274, 2014 (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
  • LEED Green Associate, 2013 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • Registration
  • Registered Interior Designer, Texas No. 11516, 2014
  • Memberships
  • International Interior Design Association

Nicki Pérez-Cerday

RID, IIDA, ASID

Senior Project Designer

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Nicki Pérez-Cerday

  • RID, IIDA, ASID
  • Creative Director | Senior Designer

Since joining KCID soon after its inception in 2012, Nicki has collaborated closely with builders, architects, developers, and owners on a broad range of projects including high-end residential, commercial, multi-family, student housing, and hospitality- managing all stages of the design process from programming through construction administration and project installation. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a Business Administration Minor from Texas State University, Nicki began her career with an internship at the highly recognized firm A.S.D. Interiors in Los Angeles, California where she was influenced by the diverse and eclectic urban environment. She then returned to Texas to continue her professional journey working on high-end residential and hospitality projects in Austin with local designer Kasey McCarty until 2012. In 2016, Nicki became a Registered Interior Designer in Texas and serves as a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and International Interior Design Association- Texas Chapters.

As Senior Project Designer, Nicki prides herself on thoughtful work that creates a simple and creative harmony between function and aesthetics, and strongly believes projects rooted in collaboration and partnership leads to a more seamless and successful outcome. Her communication style, attention to detail, and holistic approach, combined with experience ranging from technical and 3D development to project management, provide the necessary components to ensuring a final product that is creatively designed as well as carefully executed. Finding inspiration in art, architecture, music, travel and fashion, Nicki enjoys exploring and learning from the world around her, always remaining curious, and applying her experiences to her work and every day life.

  • Certifications
  • NCIDQ #31964, 2016 (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
  • Registration
  • Registered Interior Designer, Texas No. 11758, 2016
  • Memberships
  • International Interior Design Association
  • American Society of Interior Designers

Kemberly Reyes

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Kemberly Reyes

Project Designer

Kemberly joined KCID as a Project Designer in 2021 bringing with her 6 years of experience in student housing and high-end mixed-use projects as an in-house designer for Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority Housing Corporation. Throughout her time there, she designed high capital sorority homes across the U.S. that ranged from new construction developments to large scale renovations.

While completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Indiana University, Kemberly worked as a design intern at Studio Siart- an architecture firm based in Barcelona, Spain. After graduating, she then moved to Melbourne, Australia where she served as a Junior Designer for PDM International- a leading Asia Pacific Interior Design Firm.

Kemberly prides herself on her ability to collaborate in groups large and small, as well as explore ideas that shift perspective and add an element of excitement. As an avid traveler, her primary inspiration comes from the places she’s visited, and she is constantly seeking to apply her findings to her work for a fresh and personalized approach to every project. Beyond traveling the world, Kem loves experiencing new cuisines with her partner Austin. Together, they enjoy exploring all the wonders of this exciting city with her puppers Cooper by their side.

Lauren Fricke

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Lauren Fricke

Design Assistant

Lauren graduated with honors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. While in school, Lauren was selected for the Design Excellence award as a top student in her class and was recognized by her professors and peers for exemplary performance. After interning at a commercial furniture dealer in her home state of Louisiana, Lauren decided to take the next step with her career and make the move to Texas to immerse herself in the thriving Austin design community.

A New Orleans native, Lauren feels the most creative when she is connected to her natural surroundings. Believing that everyone deserves good design, Lauren loves constantly challenging herself to approach things in a new and innovative way. As the direct assistant to Senior Designer, Nicki Perez, Lauren plays a significant role in the team’s overall success by providing hands-on support in many phases of the design process and hopes to continually build on her knowledge and experience to one day become a licensed interior designer herself.

In her free time, you can find Lauren carefully tending to her ‘plant babies’, volunteering in the local community, or adventuring the outdoors and restaurant scene with her partner Holden and pup Jet.

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Mackenzie Lewis

Design Assistant

A Texas native, Mackenzie received her education from Texas A&M University in 2019 where she obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Design/Architecture Studies and a minor in Communications. Prior to graduating, she had the opportunity to spend a semester of her senior year studying abroad in Italy and gained a newfound appreciation for the timeless nature of undeniably great design. Upon graduating, she moved to Austin for the opportunity to begin a career surrounded by like-minded design enthusiasts in a vibrant and flourishing city.

After gaining technical architectural experience at a technology-focused design firm, she decided to hone-in on her long-time passion for interiors and creating functional spaces that double as aesthetically pleasing works of art. At KCID, she serves as the direct assistant to Senior Designer, Erin Judge, providing support throughout all phases of the design process, always approaching every task with efficiency, organization, and a positive attitude.

In her off time, Mackenzie enjoys the total Austin experience- from frequenting Zilker Park with her dog, to catching her favorite bands in concert. She thrives in the culture of the city and its focus on nature and the surrounding environment.

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Hannah Jacobs

Marketing Coordinator

Hannah is a born and bred New Yorker but has spent the past 7 years in Austin after attending the University of Texas and has planted her roots here firmly. With a background in Corporate Communications and Psychology, Hannah’s professional journey has been focused on Client Services and Marketing and brings with her years of experience working closely with a diverse range of people, problem solving, and developing marketing strategy. As Marketing Coordinator, Hannah manages KCID’s social media platforms, maintains the company website/online presence, serves as the liaison for publications, manages digital and print marketing, and plans all KCID events. She brings savviness and passion to her work and enjoys working in a creative design-oriented environment.

Even in her spare time, Hannah can likely be found on Instagram running her passion project foodie account or indulging in one of the many new restaurant hot spots Austin has to offer. Nothing is more relaxing to her than curling up on the sofa with her English Cream Golden Retriever, Louie, and watching episodes of The Real Housewives.

Joanna Ward

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Joanna Ward

Procurement Manager

As KCID’s Procurement Manager, Joanna is the team organizational powerhouse. A self-proclaimed numbers geek and spreadsheet junkie, Joanna takes great pleasure in managing the practical ins and outs of design procurement, though is most inspired by the creative energy and ingenuity of the KCID team as a whole. “I am consistently in awe of the ways in which a meticulously designed space can reflect a client’s unique personality and lifestyle. I love being a part of that process.”

A seasoned Project Manager with an artistic flair, Joanna recently discovered her place in the design industry and hasn’t looked back. With a degree from the University of Texas and as a native to the city, her passion for all things “Austin” is palpable. Running through the Greenbelt, watching football, or relishing in the booming food scene are just a few of Joanna’s favorite downtime activities. Dance parties at home with her two kids Sage and Vince however, easily tops the list of ideal pastimes.

Summer Day Eissler

Purchasing Coordinator

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Summer Day Eissler

Purchasing Coordinator

Summer was born in southern California, but spent her formative years in the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of the Pacific, and is driven by client and colleague relations alike. She was drawn to KCID by “the beautiful balance between creativity and structure” and brings her extensive background in event planning. As the Purchasing Coordinator at KCID, Summer plays a significant role in our Procurement team’s success, assisting with vendor communication, furniture, art & accessory coordination, all with a keen attention to detail.

Summer and her husband now call Austin, Texas their home where you can find them exploring the city’s many green spaces, ordering takeout from any of the amazing restaurants in the area, or managing their brood of rescue animals.

Rebecca Cash

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Rebecca Cash

Office Administrator

An Austin native, Rebecca received her education from Texas State University and has spent the greater part of her career in the building and construction industry. Throughout her career experience, Rebecca held accounting and administrative positions within the design community.

Rebecca joined the KCID team in 2021 serving as the Office Administrator, and is essential in managing all aspects of the firm’s financial responsibilities, including invoicing, budgeting, and expense tracking. When not crunching numbers, Rebecca enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and three beautiful children.

Rebecca is excited to continue building upon her administrative knowledge, in a collaborate and creative design studio.