Our Design Team


Carman, Amy

Amy Carman

Owner, Principal Designer

As the firm’s founder and principal designer, Amy has built a reputation for taking a holistic approach to design rooted in architecture, technical skill, and creativity. She creates compelling interiors that are both timeless and uniquely tailored to the individuals she works for. Earning her degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Amy moved to Milwaukee to focus on her design career. After gaining experience in residential design and construction, she ventured out on her own. Now, after a dozen years in business, what started as a one-woman enterprise has flourished into a respected design firm with local, regional and national projects. The firm’s award-winning work has been featured in Luxe Magazine, HGTV.com, Arch Daily, Milwaukee Magazine and Rue Daily among others. In addition to her love of art and architecture, Amy enjoys traveling and spending time with her daughter, Ava, and husband, Aaron. The family recently traversed the country in their renovated vintage airstream trailer.

McCoy, Amber

Amber McCoy

Senior Interior Designer

Amber began working with Amy Carman Design 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 Elm Grove with her husband and spends her free time exploring Milwaukee, traveling and cooking with family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

Pankey, Mackenzie

Mackenzie Pankey

Senior Interior Designer

MacKenzie joined the team after earning her degree from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and an internship with one of Milwaukee’s premier architecture firms. In addition to her great sense of style and creativity, she brings a high level technical skill to her projects, including her expertise in 3D modeling. ACD clients appreciate her creativity and drive as well as the energy and spirit she brings to every project.

MacKenzie is originally from Illinois but currently lives in Cudahy with her cat, Darby.  She loves living in Milwaukee, and especially appreciates the energy of the city – the festivals, the art, and the architecture.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and building her own furniture.

Kick, Sarah

Sarah Kick

Senior Design Coordinator

Sarah joined Amy Carman Design 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.  When she’s not spending time with friends, family, and her much-loved pets, she is exploring local restaurants, catching up on a long list of movies, and exploring her interest in landscape and portrait photography.

Sonneland, Hannah

Hannah Sonneland

Design Coordinator

Hannah joined Amy Carman as a Design Coordinator. She graduated Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s in Interior Architecture and has 10 years of experience in both commercial and residential design. Her true passion is building a positive client relationship and creating breathtaking designs for clients’ personal spaces.

She currently lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband and daughter. Being born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she looks forward to growing her family and enjoying the same memories as she did as a child. If she isn’t walking to Lake Michigan or enjoying the Northwoods, you can probably find her watching the Packers, Brewers, or Bucks depending on the season.

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We specialize in creating interiors tailored to our clients and their lifestyles. From concept to completion we provide thoughtful guidance, an organized process, and depth of experience to ensure great results. We want to create a space that is made just for you! Please tell us a little bit about your project. We look forward to collaborating with you!

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