The team

Agnieszka Wilk - Chief Inspiration Officer
Agnieszka Wilk
Chief Inspiration Officer
Agnieszka began Decorilla through a complicated course involving finance, real estate, travel, relocating, and caffeine. She has an honors degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor and has used her analytic and organizational skills to improve process efficiency in her past and present roles. Her love of helping others makes her extremely in-tune to people’s unique needs and her passion for design drives her to relentlessly explore how technology can make interior design more accessible and engaging.

Agnieszka is an avid rollerblader, and a so-so cook despite her best efforts. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the city in the hope of finding the best frozen yogurt.
Joshua van Aalst - Innovation Officer
Joshua van Aalst
Innovation Officer
Joshua is our Head of Product with an MBA from MIT and a Masters of Technology from the University of New South Wales. He is also an Executive Director of Strategy at a Top 10 US American Financial Services Company, rolling-out digital banking for the company’s private sector. Joshua has held senior roles at companies such as IBM as well as early stage start-ups and is known for bringing order to chaos, pouring process, and bringing initiatives that build the bottom line. He likes to figure things out and make them happen, getting people working together toward a common goal.

In his past life, Josh could be found DJing at super clubs. Now you can find him swimming laps in the pool, and taking every excuse to make a spreadsheet.
Joshua Shammay - Code Couturier
Joshua Shammay
Code Couturier
Josh is our code couturier with an honors degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales and years of experience as part of King & Wood Mallesons’ multi-award winning web development team. At Decorilla, Joshua is constantly working on innovative features to create a compelling user experience and searching for cutting-edge technologies to be used on our website.

When he’s not working on Decorilla, Joshua can be found surfing, programming robot dogs to play soccer, and testing his mobile internet coverage in some of the world’s most remote places - such as the Everest Base Camp, where he surprisingly found a good connection!
Maria Luiza Soares - Marketing Master
Maria Luiza Soares
Marketing Master
Maria Luiza (Niza) is our Marketing Director with an MBA from MIT and over 15 years of experience in marketing. Niza has held senior marketing roles at Coca-Cola and strategy and planning roles at BRF (NYSE: BRFS). She also has diverse experience as an entrepreneur with her own start-up in Brazil developing the whole middle-west market of the country's NYX Cosmetics, which was recently acquired by L’Oréal.

She is known as a very healthy person, waking up at 5:00 am every morning to do all sorts of sports, from running to rowing and weightlifting to wakeboarding. Strangely her eating habits would say the opposite. She would do anything to avoid a salad and have some Oreos instead.
Joyce Tranchida - Resident Interior Designer
Joyce Tranchida
Resident Interior Designer
Joyce’s experiences as an interior designer, architect, graphic artist, and most recently creator of an internationally recognized furniture line for Lazzoni Furniture have led her to believe that the confluence of design and technology is where it is at.

She pursues design with enthusiasm and loves to teach other designers to create compelling 3D visualizations that convey personality and emotion. Joyce exercises her networking skills to recruit top designers and create an engaging, immersive, and fun community among them. Her goal at Decorilla is to keep quality content flowing with a coordinated and cohesive design. In former lives Joyce’s love of teaching others has led her to instruct graphic design as well as sushi and sake tasting classes.

When she’s not working at Decorilla, Joyce can be found RVing across the country and visiting every quirky roadside attraction along the way.
Christine Martin - Creative Community Wiz
Christine Martin
Creative Community Wiz
Christine is our creative design expert with a Certification in Interior Design and Architecture from Limperts Academy of Design and a Master’s of Education from the State University of New York. A love of arranging varied global influences into comfortable and stylish spaces has led her to a career shift from classroom teacher to interior designer. She believes in the power of color, texture, and natural elements to bring life and balance into any room; she also has a thing for lighting.

Her own e-design projects have enhanced living spaces around the globe like Russia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, China, Canada and the United States. In addition to working as co-founder and designer for Decorilla, Christine writes for various decor websites and works on developing eco/socially fair home decor products.
John Gist - User Experience Guru
John Gist
User Experience Guru
John is an award winning user experience designer with a background in commercial advertising, financial services and entertainment. Prior to working at Decorilla, John worked as a Senior Information Architect at Morgan Stanley and at night consulting for several NYC based startups and video game companies. He received his BS in Digital Design at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning.

Outside of Decorilla, John can be found purchasing Groupon classes that he will never use and searching for the perfect hamburger
Tabitha Mund - Customer Care Manager
Tabitha Mund
Customer Care Manager
For our resident interior designer, Tabitha, design is storytelling. Projects are journeys—and clients join her to embark on them. She believes that finished spaces tell a story, too - like characters in a play, they interact. Like plot lines, they make inherent sense—coming full circle in the end.

Tabitha is constantly striving for her projects to feel fundamentally balanced - calm rising out of anarchy. That’s how she knows they’re done. For this eclectic designer, Decorilla personifies eclecticism. “I can help build our company from anywhere, and work with clients from everywhere. It’s the ultimate in freedom,” she says.

In addition to tackling her own design projects at Decorilla, Tabitha manages client relationships and Decorilla's team of in-home consultants. She has a B.A. in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky, and lives in Kentucky with her husband and daughter.
Linnea Thomas - Vendor Guru
Linnea Thomas
Vendor Guru
Linnea is in charge of our order processing, vendor relations and social media. New to the team and New York City, she has a B.S in Interior Design from East Carolina University, where she held an executive position in her sorority. Along with order processing, she dabbles in writing blogs and a few design projects. Her outgoing personality and ability to connect with people has made it easy for her to relate and adapt to situations from clients to vendors.

Her favorite part of design is the problem solving skills that it takes to transform a floor plan. She looks forward spending hours creating 3D renderings and making what was once an idea a reality. Her style is a mixture of contemporary and eclectic, which makes her very versatile. She attacks every aspect of the job with enthusiasm and tenacity, making her excited to grow with Decorilla.

Linnea is a brunch enthusiast and loves to travel. In her spare time, she can be found reading a good book or watching endless episodes of Chopped.