Gin Braverman is the founder and creative director of the visionary firm gin design group. She has spent the last decade shaping Houston’s burgeoning hospitality scene, developing originative and fully integrated designs for award-winning food and beverage concepts, independent chefs, sommeliers and national restaurant and hospitality groups.
Like all worthwhile paths, Gin’s was winding. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, her career began in NYC working in production for TV and film, ultimately designing for HGTV’s extreme home remodel show Home Rules. She also spent significant time abroad, traveling Europe and living in Asia, working with a Taiwanese design firm. When she moved to Houston, she joined the team at Installations Antiques, where she deepened her appreciation for and understanding of artisanship in the built-environment apprenticing in their workshop. Multi-cultural fascination and global immersion define her approach and inform her diverse design portfolio, which includes such projects as the Garden Bungalows at La Colombe d’Or, Stomping Grounds Garden Oaks, Eunice, multiple Goode Company restaurants, Camerata, Oxheart and Axelrad Beer Garden.
Her work has been featured in such esteemed publications as GQ, Architectural Digest, The Architect’s Newspaper, Texas Monthly, PaperCity, Wallpaper* City Guide, Interior Design, Hospitality Design, and others.
Kathlee believes that communication lies at the center of all successful projects. “I am an advocate and liaison for our clients, ensuring that the design team pushes just enough while remaining true to what the client wants and needs,” she says. As a former entrepreneur, event manager, and brand strategist, Kathlee brings 9 years of experience in solution-oriented leadership, multi-tasking and creative collaboration to her role of Director of Operations. She oversees all project teams at gin design group—ensuring all requirements are followed to deliver projects on-time and within budget. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, and afternoons in the kitchen testing out a new baking recipe. She has recently relocated to Nasvhille to assist in the growth of our Nashville office.
Kim started at gin design group in 2013 as an intern while still in college. After graduation, armed with a degree in Interior Design, she turned her internship into a full-time position and has continued to grow with the company since. “I am good at thinking through operations while keeping the client’s vision and the project’s design in mind,” she says. Having been mentored by gdg’s creative director since the start of her tenure, Kim is familiar with all the nuanced details involved in designing and marketing a successful F&B environment, from purchasing and installation, to preparing the space for a photoshoot. She is above else a perfectionist. On off days, Kim can be found floating on the lake with friends, or testing out the local restaurant and bar scene.
As Project Lead, Christina navigates the client-designer relationship with creative-problem solving, and complete dependability. She earned her Interior Design degree from TCU, and spent the early part of her career traveling the world, from Mexico City to Dubai, designing boutique hotels from concept to completion. In 2016, Christina joined the gdg team, bringing more than a decade of industry experience in the team. While she is fluent in almost any design style, she appreciates modern to transitional spaces with clean lines, and layered textures and textiles, and always tries to add moments of character to a space—whether through antiques or found objects. In her free time you’ll find her at a soccer game with her two young boys, or trying out a new restaurant in town.
RID (Registered Interior Designer)
Before joining gin design group in 2021, Jessica spent seven years designing corporate and hospitality environments, as an alum of both Rottet Studio and Ziegler Cooper Architects. Her design portfolio includes the likes of The James Hotel in Washington D.C., the Williams Tower renovation, and the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa's recent refresh. She is a creative problem-solver who is well-versed in space planning and test fitting, as well as coordinating and communicating with vendors, clients, contractors and consultants. When she's not on a job site or in the studio, the Kentucky native spends time with her husband and two dogs keeping up with the latest movies or TV shows on Netflix.
NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer
IIDA Professional Member
Stephanie holds 15+ years of interior design experience, most recently with Zeigler Cooper architects followed by her namesake studio. Stephanie's speciality is designing Class A buildings, public and multi-family spaces, with unrivaled expertise in technical software and hyper-detailed documentation. She is passionate about projects involving historical spaces, especially when the concept calls for balancing them with more modern elements. She is exceptionally solution-based and approaches her work with curiosity, expertise and creativity.
Marcos received his B.B.A. in Management from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He joined gdg as studio manager and quickly discovered and ultimately persued his true passion for designing furniture. He currently manages the design process for all custom furnishings and is spearheading gdg's collection of bespoke furniture. Outside of the office, Marcos pursues such creative side-hustles as music mixing, painting and rug making.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Madeline earned her design degree from the University of Georgia. Upon graduation, she returned to her hometown as the newest member of the gdg team. Madeline excels throughout the entire design process striving always to help produce designs that she’s never seen done before. When it comes to interiors, Madeline believes design, uniquely, can be a catalyst for change. Of hospitality design, she describes, “It's an area where designers can push conceptual design to its full potential, which is really exciting.”
Bradley manages the black and white details and numbers so the team can focus on creating more colorful experiences in the world. Bradley has XX years experience providing accounting services for a variety of industries including oil and gas, banking and mortgage (Accenture, Washington Mutual, SCI, etc), but his real passion is working with small design teams. When he's not in the office, he is enjoying exploring the city to find new art and restaurants.