Jennifer Farris, MFA 2009

Designer, Verve Collaborative

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In 2016, Jennifer Farris opened Verve Collaborative, a hospitality design firm in Washington DC. Prior to opening her own design firm, Jennifer was at RD Jones + Associates, where she began as Senior Interior Design, and progressed very quickly to Senior Vice President.

Jennifer began her interior design career at Baskervill in Richmond while she was in the MFA program at VCU. She was a lead designer in their Hospitality studio until 2013. A couple of her projects at Baskervill was as lead designer and project manager for a new SpringHill Suites in Alexandria and working with a team to design the interior for the new Wyndham Grand Hotel in Orlando, Florida, a five-star property on the Disney property. The concept was based on influences from the Spanish armada and the quest for eternal youth!