Lisa Hodapp-Balch

Interior Design Portfolio

About Me

Over the past 12 years, I’ve focused my interior design career on elevating the customer experience through smart design and innovation. My enthusiasm for design started while earning my degrees at Concordia College in Minnesota, and the Art Institute of Seattle. The Production Network was where I developed a love for 3D modeling, and worked as an exhibit designer. Following TPN, I went to design commercial stores for a renowned coffee company. With Starbucks, I traveled to different countries working to bring brand forward and locally relevant coffee shops to the regions. Although I’ve developed a career in design, fine arts has always been a passion of mine. I was given the opportunity to incorporate my skills as a painter and sketch artist into my work with Starbucks, where I developed the first China Artwork Program for the CAP market. I hope to continue to merge design and fine arts to create compelling spaces.

Aside from my love for art and design, I enjoy camping, reading and spending time with my husband and two dogs.

  • Strong ability to articulate design ideas though verbal and visual presentations
  • Experience working in multiple markets including China, Europe and the Middle East; leading communication with different cultures, languages and time zones
  • Excellent organization and multitasking skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects in various stages of the design process while meeting tight deadlines
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, and enjoys collaborating on projects in a team setting
  • Adept in 3-D modeling, rendering, and graphic programs
Revit 95%
Autocad 87%
SketchUp 90%
Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 85%
MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) 92%


Lisa starts her design process by meticulously researching and becoming familiar with the details of the project. She asks relevant questions, listens, develops a strategy, and discusses budget and timeline.


Next, she creates the design concept and develops a Schematic Design that is dynamic, functional, and meets the overall goals of the project. Problem solving and finding the best solution for the project are a primary focus.


Developing the technical details and specifications in order to execute the design vision is next. Lisa has experience in managing drawing production and coordinating vendors and consultants.


Lastly, Lisa ensures that quality of the built space and execution of construction details are in accordance with the original design.

  • "I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa on several projects, her vision and creativity are an asset to any team. Lisa is committed to go above and beyond the call of duty to make everything she touches successful."

    Alexandra Van Hoy, Program Manager, American Airlines
  • "Lisa's amazing attention to detail and creative vision has been instrumental to the development of the Starbucks China Asia Pacific Art program."

    Daniel Clarke, Interior Designer
  • "I'm constantly surprised by Lisa's ability to transform a space by her sophisticated use of color. She is truly a genuine person with a great passion for art and design."

    Ali Putnam, Doctor, Providence Medical Group


Design / Art / Management

URG Touchstone

Seattle, WA

T-Mobile Las Vegas Signature Store

Las Vegas, NV


Suzhou, China

Suning Huaihai Liu

Nanjing, China


Nanjing, China

West End

Budapest, Hungary

Coffee Growing Regions

China Artwork Program

From Bean to Cup

China Artwork Program


China Artwork Program

  • "Good design makes me incredibly happy."

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Mailing Address
3221 22nd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199

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