Designer Profile: Johnathon’s Jesse Campbell
Sometimes I pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming,” says Jesse Campbell about life as an interior designer at Johnathon, the Lakeview furniture showroom and design studio owned by former Top Design Season One contestant John Gray. Accepting the position at Johnathon meant leaving Pittsburgh, where he’d earned a degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and had established a career, professional contacts and a network of friends. But Jesse says it felt too safe.
“I knew exactly what the next day would bring, and the next, and the one that followed,” he explains. “I’ve always had the drive to push myself to the limit, so when my life began to feel like Groundhog Day I had to make a change.”
Moving to Chicago to work has been the change he needed; he says he’s grown as a designer, enjoys working with clients and collaborating with the Johnathon team.
“It’s a fast-paced, creative atmosphere with an amazing support staff,” says Jesse who says he strives to design comfortable but gorgeous spaces that infuse his client’s personality and enhance their style . “I love the energy, I love working with clients, and I can’t see doing anything different.”
Thanks John and Jesse. Tune in later this week to see one of Jesse’s projects – Jim and Steve’s Lakeview condo.
Johnathon. 3161 N. Halsted. Chicago. IL. 773.327.7000
And now, some interesting products from Johnathon’s website: