Staff

Amy Carman

Blending her love of fine art, furniture, and interior architecture, Amy Carman approaches each project with a blend of discipline and creative ingenuity. Her interiors marry textures, patterns, and color in thoughtful and unexpected ways.

Earning her degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Amy moved to the city of Milwaukee to focus on her design career. After gaining experience in the residential design and construction Amy ventured out on her own. Now, after six years in business, what started as a one woman operation has flourished into a successful young design firm.

In addition to a background in art and design, Amy is also a licensed general contractor. Collaborating with architects, builders, artisans, and tradespeople constantly enhances her design work. Amy lives in Franklin with her husband, Aaron, and daughter, Ava. She continues to enjoy fine art and photography. She and her family enjoy spending summers traveling with their vintage Airstream trailer.

 

Morgan Batten

Morgan joined Amy Carman Design in May of 2015 after working in the Interior Design industry since graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Through art and interior design studies in college, Morgan began to develop her personal style. Living and working in three great cities, Chicago, New York and San Francisco also exposed her to a world of style and culture, which further contributed to her sense of design. Morgan’s work is  infused with pattern and texture while staying traditional at its core.   

Morgan lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Tim, and their Golden Retriever, Harrison. Together they enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

 

Lynda Santiago

Lynda joined Amy Carman Design in March of 2016 as the studio’s Office Manager. She provides critical support to the creative team and manages all firm logistics. Her project management skills, sharp attention to detail and accuracy, along with an appreciation for high end design, make her an essential part of our team.

Lynda is an experienced operational and project manager, earning certifications in Project Management, Team Effectiveness, and Emotional Intelligence from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 

Lynda lives in Pewaukee with her husband and her two beloved felines. She has two grown sons. Lynda enjoys traveling, playing tennis, bike riding, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. 

 

Rebecca Kidd

Rebecca joined Amy Carman Design in 2017 after earning her degree in Art History & Criticism from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. In addition to her degree, she has a minor and previous work experience in architecture and is skilled in the fields of AutoCAD design and drafting. Her eye for design is influenced by her travels, and she continues to make time for her own painting and drawing.

She lives in Elm Grove with her two cats and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys hiking, baking, and playing guitar and piano.

 


Amber Ziltener

Amber began working with Amy Carman Design in 2017, after several years of work in commercial construction, kitchen and bath design, and custom cabinetry design. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Art and Graphic Design, and capped her studies with a semester abroad in Italy, studying Italian and European influences in art and architecture.

She has spent over 15 years working with home builders on materials selections, remodeling, and design. Amber appreciates the process of selection in each project, and her favorite part of her job is getting to know the clients well enough to provide them with a space they love. She lives in Oconomowoc with her boyfriend, and spends her free time exploring Milwaukee (her new city), traveling and cooking with family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

 

 

 

Brittany Vogt

Brittany began working with Amy Carman Design in August, 2017 after spending three years as an Artist in Residence for an architectural design firm in Sioux Falls. She has a degree in Art from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse with specialties in printmaking and ceramics. Her background in fine arts inspires her approach to design as well as her continuing work in illustration and graphic design. Her work is characterized by her artistic approach as well as a deep appreciation for the transformative power of curated materials within an interior space.

She and her fiancé are new to Milwaukee, but they are already enthusiastic about living a lakeshore life, complete with festivals, cheering the local sports teams, and touring breweries. In their spare time they enjoy exploring local restaurants and crossing National Parks off their travel list.

 


Sarah Kick

Sarah joined Amy Carman Design in August of 2017 as a design coordinator. She earned her degree in Communications and Media Studies from St. Norbert College, and previously spent time working in marketing. She enjoys building strong working relationships with clients, getting to know their desgin aesthetic, and helping them realize their vision for new spaces. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing a client's face when they love the designs presented to them.

 

A Milwaukee native, she is eager to be living back in her hometown and excited to pursue her career in interior design.