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About Us


We are a collective of creative humans, designing spaces for gathering, celebrating, eating and sleeping.

Gin Braverman

Creative Director
Gin Braverman

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.

Kim Kaptain

Kim Kaptain

Project Manager
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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.

Stephanie Lively

Stephanie Lively

Senior Project Designer
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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.

Christina Wilburn

Christina Wilburn

Project Manager
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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.

Accreditations

RID (Registered Interior Designer)

Marcos Ramos

Marcos Ramos

Furniture Design Manager
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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 pursued 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 spends his time going after creative side-hustles as music mixing, painting and rug making.

Hannah Bailey

Hannah Bailey

Studio Manager
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Cameron Moore

Cameron Moore

Design Director
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Brittany Noble

Brittany Noble

Designer
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Rebeca Diaz

Rebeca Diaz

Designer
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Jason Spencer

Jason Spencer

Procurement Manager
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Bradley Lau

Bradley Lau

Director of Finance
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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.

Ali DiNunzio

Ali DiNunzio

Marketing & Business Development Manager
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Ana Maria Bejarano

Ana Maria Bejarano

Intern
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Our team hails from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences, and that is a crucial aspect of our success as a firm. We're always on the hunt for talented, creative people who think and work the way we do–intuitively, originally, intentionally–with an insatiable curiosity and desire to always be ahead of the curve.

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Awards & Accolades

2021
Gold
MUSE Design Awards

Lemongrass Cafe

MUSE
2021
Winner
Landmark Award

Stomping Grounds

Houston Business Journal
2021
Runner Up/Finalist
PaperCity Design Awards

La Colombe d'Or

PaperCity
2021
Gold
MUSE Design Awards

Eunice

MUSE
2021
Silver
MUSE Design Awards

Flower & Cream

MUSE
2021
Finalist
Landmark Award

Ginger Kale

Houston Business Journal
2021
Silver
MUSE Design Awards

El Segundo Swim Club

MUSE
2019
Winner
Landmark Award

Eunice

Houston Business Journal
2019
Winner
Development of Distinction Award

Main and Co Offices

ULI
2018
Winner
Free Press Awards

Axelrad

Free Press Houston
2018
Finalist
Landmark Award

Goode Company Kitchen and Cantina

Houston Business Journal
2018
Winner
Good Brick Awards

Axelrad

Preservation Houston
2018
Winner
Landmark Award

Main and Co Offices

Houston Business Journal
2017
Finalist
PaperCity Design Awards

Piney Point

PaperCity
2017
Winner
Best of Houzz Awards

gin design group

Houzz
2016
Winner
Faces of Design

Heights Residence

HGTV
2016
Finalist
Landmark Award

Beckrew Wine House

Houston Business Journal
2016
Winner
Best of Houzz Awards

gin design group

Houzz
2016
Winner
James Beard Awards

Oxheart

James Beard Foundation
2015
Finalist
PaperCity Design Awards

Piney Point

PaperCity
2015
Finalist
James Beard Awards

Oxheart

James Beard Foundation
2015
Winner
Best of Houzz Awards

gin design group

Houzz
2014
Finalist
James Beard Awards

Oxheart

James Beard Foundation
2014
Winner
Best of Houzz Awards

gin design group

Houzz

Clients

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company | Sawyer Yards
Goode Company Seafood | Memorial
Traveler’s Table Restaurant | Montrose
Lemongrass Restaurant | Bellaire
Flower & Cream | Bellaire
Clubcorp Harbour Club | Charleston, NC
Antone’s Original Po’Boys |  Med Center
1 Blvd Place, Common Areas | Uptown Park
Cypress Circle Cafe | Houston Zoo
Dish Society | Heights
Braun Development, Co-working Facilities/Urban Offices
MDR Advertising Offices | Corpus Christi, TX
Eunice Restaurant by BRG Hospitality | Greenway
El Segundo Swim Club | 2nd Ward
Herb & Beet Restaurant | The Woodlands
ReVive Co Development, Corporate Office | The Heights
Main & Co Historic renovation | Downtown
Ginger Kale | Hermann Park
Goodnight Charlie’s | Montrose
Goode Co Kitchen Cantina | Memorial
Goode Co BBQ/Kitchen Cantina Complex | Woodlands
Dish Society | Memorial Green
Cafe Nosh | Downtown
White Oak Music Hall (restrooms/green rooms/common areas)) | Near Northside
Lululemon | Heights Mercantile
La Colombe D’Or Hotel, Bungalow suites | Montrose
ReVive Co| Stomping Grounds DevelopmentLa Tejana | Austin, TX
Axelrad Beer Garden | 3rd Ward
Raven Tower Bar | Near Northside
Mazzarino Custom Homes  | Citywide
MKT Bar at Phoenicia | Downtown
Mission Squash | Heights
M Salon | Greenway
Ruggles Green | Woodlands
Public Services Wine & Whisky | Downtown
Beckrew Wine House | Upper Kirby
F Bar | Montrose
Commoner & Boulevardier Bars | Downtown
Kolache Shoppe | Greenway
Hogg Palace | Downtown
Stanton’s City Bites |Washington Corridor
Camerata Wine Bar | Montrose
Mentor Graphics Corporate Offices | NJ
Oxheart |Arts District Houston
South End Restaurant |CT
Magasin Cafe | NOLA
Wicked Po’boy | Dallas
Pralaya Yoga | Montrose
HGTV Home Rules |  NYC
Common Bond |  Capital Tower | LUCID
MAJORITY | Fondren Southwest
Dish Society | Southside Commons Bellaire
The Flat | Montrose
Saigon Hustle | Garden Oaks
Sunday Press | Garden Oaks & Memorial
FM Kitchen | Shepherd & Westheimer
The Post HTX procurement | Downtown
Palace Social | Southside Commons Bellaire
Treadwell Men’s Salon | MKT Heights
Treadwell Men’s Salon | Southside Commons Bellaire
Front Street Grill| Chicago
Texas Tail Distillery | Galveston
Mala Sichuan | MKT Heights
Mala Sichuan | Montrose
Baba Yega | Montrose
Warehouse District Multi-family | Downtown
Daily Gather | CityCentre
Blanc Noir | EaDo
FORTH at Navigation, Multi-family | Second Ward
Twisted Grilled Cheese | Washington Corridor
Nicer Co. Dispensary | San Francisco
Hogg Palace Lofts | Downtown Houston
Dakota Lofts | Warehouse District