Spotlight: Celebrating Ones to Watch


The Ones to Watch program recognizes under-represented, rising design talent who demonstrate notable leadership, a dedication to the profession, authenticity, innovation, and inclusion.

Join ASID for a live, virtual celebration to recognize the 20 Ones to Watch winners, along with eight ASID Ones to Watch Scholars. 

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET




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Master of Ceremonies

Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA

Global Design Director of Ford Motor Company and ASID Board of Directors Chair

Jennifer Kolstad is the global design director of Ford Motor Company’s built environments. Her role seeks to unify Ford’s brand language across typologies through architecture and design, investigating opportunities for cultural and behavioral change, elevating design impact internal and external to the global Ford ecosystem. With a core belief in collaboration, her mission is to ideate future-state readiness for the physical infrastructure of a next-gen mobility company.

Dedicated to the longevity of the interior design profession holistically, Jennifer is the 2020 chair of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) National Board of Directors. Since joining the national board in 2016, her focus has been the broader application of the interior design professional's human-centered expertise in every design equation.

She is a dedicated mentor to next-gen designers and a regular juror of national and international award competitions, including as keynote for the 2018 SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, and as a 2019 guest lecturer and keynote concluding the "Communitas" Symposium at Utah State University. Jennifer was nominated to the 2019 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Awards. Jennifer achieved a Master of Architecture degree from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and was a recipient of the SOM Graduate Fellowship. She is a professional member of ASID, IIDA, and an associate member of AIA.

Jennifer has been published in Interior Design magazine, Architectural Digest, House and Garden, D Home, PaperCity, and Healthcare Design. Prior to Ford, Jennifer designed at HKS, SOM, Gensler, and ALDAR in the United Arab Emirates. Notable projects include SKYSpace at the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles, Kuwait Children’s Hospital, The YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi, and Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Meet the 2020 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars

Kendra Locklear Ordia, ASID, RID, LEED AP

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

University of Nebraska

Santiago Rivera

Regional Foundations, Associations & Organizations Regional Leader



Greer May, Allied ASID

Associate Principal

Studio 11 Design

Mike Goetz, ASID, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Designer


Heather Sutherland, Allied ASID

Interior Designer II


Kelsey Davidson, ASID

Principal Interior Designer


Taruan Mabry

Senior Interior Designer


Madison Kester, ASID

Interior Designer


Meet the 2020 ASID Ones to Watch Winners

Jennifer Auman

Senior Designer / Job Captain


Moira Gannon Denson, ASID

Associate Professor of Interior Design

Marymount University

Melissa Hanley




Studio Interior Design Lead


Shelby Mamizuka, ASID

Senior Associate

OPX Global

Kylie Ponton, ASID

CEO/Principal Designer

Ponton Interiors

Nestor Ramos Marchena

Architect, Interior Designer

Selman Arquitectos

Laura Hendrix

Senior Associate

Senior Interior Designer

Polk Stanley Wilcox

Brennen Birch

Junior Designer

Home Studios

Shane Jones

Designer Account Executive


Lindsay Jones, ASID

Interior Designer

The H. Chambers Company

Rich Kinnard

Senior Associate