Gin is the founder and creative director of gin design group, an award-winning firm of dynamic creators + designers, centrally based in Houston, TX with coast-to-coast reach. Gin’s diverse background in design coupled with many years working in the food + beverage industry provided her with a strong foundation to establish and develop her prolific interior design practice, which specializes in developing originative and fully integrated designs for F+B concepts. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Gin began her career in New York City working in production design. Her creative nature and passion for art and design was given direction by additional classes in fashion, graphic design, and photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology and International Center of Photography. Her quest for travel led to an internship with international design firm, MLD in Taipei, Taiwan where she lived for 2 years. After her return to the US, she spent another few years at Installations Antiques in Houston working hands-on with wood and metal finishes, building custom furniture and lighting. Her next design venture returned her to NY as a lead designer for HGTV’s first full home remodel show. Ever-inspired through continued travels both stateside and abroad, touring textile plants, lighting, furniture, and tile factories, attending art and design fairs, and touring restaurants, bars and hotels, she constantly seeks to push the boundaries of design, and along with a talented team of collaborators, to make each project original and noteworthy. Most importantly, Gin strives to work with clients to realize THEIR vision and make the design process fun and exciting; turning their early ideas into a finished product that exceeds expectations and turning great client relationships into great friendships.
Houston local and Art Institute alum, Kimberly Kaptain joined gin design group in 2013 as an intern. She rapidly became an invaluable part of the firm, and as an associate designer has been enthusiastically executing innovative designs ever since. One of her top projects with the firm has been designing the green rooms and other rest spaces in Houston’s most exciting new concert venue, White Oak Music Hall. Though green rooms and restrooms are often an afterthought in most music venues, the firm’s notable designs caught the attention of NBC’s “The Voice ” and a subsequent photoshoot for one of the show’s contestants was featured in LOCAL Houston Magazine.
Kaptain’s interest in travel and her willingness to execute regular reconnaissance into Houston’s cocktail culture helps the flourishing designer with inspiration that she brings back to her colleagues and clients.
Christina (RID) holds the role of Managing Senior Designer at gin design group. She brings over a decade of experience in high-end residential and hospitality design, specializing in five-star boutique hotels for internationally-known brands. From managing consecutive phases of multi million dollar projects to working with multiple internal and external teams, she’s seen the completion of such projects as The Reefs in Southampton, Bermuda, Alamar, a Mexican resort, a St. Regis hotel in Macau, F&B concepts at the J.W. Marriott in Dubai and a 15 acre equestrian development in Florida. Since graduating with a B.S. in Interior Design at TCU, Wilburn has amassed of wealth of knowledge in the field and both her left and right brain fire on all cylinders at all times.
Cameron Alexis Moore
Cameron Alexis has always been fascinated by good design and after an educational and professional background in business, finance & management, Cameron came to her senses, returned to school and graduated with a Master of Arts in Interior Design from Harrington.
An exceedingly capable member of the gdg team, she brings extensive experience in developing and managing hospitality and multi-family projects; most notably the North Harbor Tower in Chicago, The Crowne Plaza, Houston and Ten Thousand, Los Angeles.
Cameron’s strong background and interest in sustainable design, 3D visualization, trans-media presentations and social cause design, combined with her experience in finance and marketing make her a superhuman as well as an invaluable contributor to the firm’s El Segundo Swim Club project, set to open in 2018. In her free time, She is a member of ASID and IIDA, the Programming Chair for NEWH Houston Chapter, volunteers and serves on the Associate Board for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, is a member of the Houston Food Bank, and still manages to find time to go cycling, play tennis, travel and have a social life!
With a background in business and a passion for design, Casey McClellan provides full service project planning, including consultation advisement, proposal writing, project tracking, and procurement processes for the firm. As a proud Houstonian, Casey knows the immense potential the city has and. She enjoins in the firm’s mission to work together tirelessly to push Houston out of its comfort zone and towards realizing its potential of becoming a top design destination. Casey is the homebody of the group and enjoys gardening and drinking wine with her neighbors and sweet Rottweiler Gonzo on the front porch of her home in Houston’s Heights.
As product specialist and vendor liaison, Jordan is a busy boy. He is a dynamic creative force with a voracious interest in film, fashion, music and pop culture in general. He stops at nothing to seek out the most unique finishes, fixtures and furnishings vendors to support the gdg staff, and works tirelessly to keep everyone in the know. Always out and about, Jordan knows anyone who’s anyone in the Houston creative scene and can be found at festivals, concerts and all of the latest and greatest bars and restaurants.