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Envi represents the built environment and the natural environment and their impact on all living things.  When thinking of the right name for my firm, I knew that using my own name was not right.  All of our projects are created by a design team.  Whether I'm collaborating with architects, graphic designers, contractors or it is just me and you - the client, we are a design team.  All work is a result of that collaboration and the client's influence in the team.  That is why when you view Envi Studio's portfolio you don't see one person's style in the work, yet it responds to the unique challenges of the particular project.  Let's be teammates!

Jeanne Mercer-Ballard, President, is an interior designer with over twenty years of experience in a variety of project types. She has completed projects in over thirty states and three countries. Her work has been published
in several books and periodicals. 

Jeanne has extensive experience in all phases of interior and lighting design. Her knowledge of furniture specifications and purchasing helps to further augment the diversity of her services. Her work is characterized by creative problem-solving while responding to the client’s desires and project guidelines.  Jeanne understands how to incorporate environmentally-sensitive attributes into the projects without sacrificing any other goals for the project.

Jeanne believes design has the power to greatly impact lives, therefore she creates quality interior environments based on research and human behavior. Design is not merely an aesthetic adventure, but must consider the client’s desires, and other project needs, such as function, longevity, maintenance, context, and the environment. She is sensitive to modest budgets and attacks those projects with creative solutions. She is currently sharing that philosophy with future designers as an Associate Professor of Interior Design at Appalachian State University.

She defines a successful project by the client’s response to the place.

“If a client loves their space, feels that the space enhances people’s experience and is aware that the solution is uniquely their own, then I have succeeded in creating a place of lasting value.”

Cornell University . Master of Arts in Interior Design . minor in Architectural History 1998
Iowa State University . Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design . 1989
Central Piedmont Community College .
Horticulture Tech. Certificate, Specialization in Landscape Design . 2003
NCIDQ [National Council for Interior Design Qualification] #10544 . 1992
LEED A.P. [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] 2004
NCQLP [National Council for Qualified Lighting Professionals] 1997

Envi Studio Inc., Mooresville and Zionville, NC, President
LITTLE, Charlotte, NC, Senior Interior Designer
Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City, MO, Retail Design Strategist
Aumiller Youngquist P.C. Architects, Mt. Prospect and Chicago, IL, Junior/Senior Interior Designer
Bernheim and Kahn/ICL, Architects, Chicago, IL, Junior Interior Designer
TMP Associates, Architects, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Intern Interior Designer

Professional Organization Membership
IES/IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
IDEC Interior Design Educator's Council

NEWH Network of Executive Women in Hospitality

CIDA Accreditation Site Visitor

Envi Studio, Inc. was founded in 2000 to provide interior design and lighting design services to create quality environments for people. Our work is characterized by creative problem solving while responding to the client’s desires and project guidelines. We are committed to strong collaboration with the project team in order to reach mutual goals. Successful design is driven by understanding
human behavior, creating an environment that meets the users’ needs and exceeding their expectations Using a strong concept to unify the design, spaces are transformed into places. Envi Studio, Inc. has expertise in restaurant design,
retail design, lighting design, environmentally-sensitive design and economically-sensitive design. Envi Studio, Inc. is passionate, resourceful, and
thrives on new challenges. Challenge us with your next project!

jeanne mercer-ballard


envi and employees

Schematic Design
Space Planning
Conceptual Design
Rendering and Delineation
Design Development
Materials and Finish Selection
Furniture Selection
Furniture Purchasing Agent
Artwork and Decor’ Coord.
Graphic Design Coordination
Construction Documentation
Construction Supervision
Lighting Design


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