Jaime Simpson

Jaime Simpson

Principal Designer

Jaime Simpson is an experienced Interior Designer who is naturally artistic with a passion for color and line. With her creative technique and extensive knowledge in the design/build industry, Jaime strives to combine visual and functional excellence in every design to create a living space that exceeds the clients’ expectation. She earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from the Harrington College of Design in Chicago. With over ten years of experience in the design field, Jaime enjoys the opportunity to work with clients throughout Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore, creating environments of all styles.

Danielle Koos

Danielle Koos

Design and Marketing Consultant

Born in Chicago, Danielle spent most of her early life in Northern Virginia before attending Old Dominion University. She was drawn to a career with Norfolk Idea Center because of the level of detail that goes into each step of the design process by our team, which both educates the client and involves them. This involvement, along with trust and reliability, are very important to her when working with homeowners.

Her favorite quote, which guides her work style, is “You decide every morning that you’re in a good mood.” She recently moved into a fixer-upper house in Virginia Beach with her boyfriend, which is helping her to experience the before and after transitions of a remodel first-hand, as well as enjoy the finished results!

Amanda Keough

Amanda Keough

Designer

Amanda Keough is from Kansas and she and her husband relocated to Hampton Roads.

Amanda was attracted to Norfolk Idea Center because she loved that it is a locally-owned hub for builders, designers, and homeowners to access design expertise and resources. She loves working on her own home and browsing industry magazines and websites for design inspiration. Amanda also enjoys traveling, sewing, reading, photography, and weightlifting with her husband.

Amanda’s favorite quote is, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

Shannon Shifflett

Shannon Shifflett

Designer

Shannon Shifflett grew up in Virginia Beach and loves the hometown feel and the fact that her family and friends are nearby. Plus the beach!  She enjoys the great company and reputation of Norfolk Idea Center and loves to “work with clients and guide them through the design process to ensure the best results.”

“I want our clients to experience happiness and satisfaction after working with us,” says Shannon. Her favorite saying is “make every day count” and when she’s not at work, you’ll likely find Shannon spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She also enjoys refinishing furniture and fishing.

Jakob Morgan

Jakob Morgan

Warehouse Coordinator

Jakob Morgan is a Norfolk native and has a long association with Norfolk Idea Center owner Jim Schneider. Jakob worked on framing crews and in the construction warehouse, before joining the NIC team.

As the warehouse coordinator he handles products and coordinates between the design team and construction managers to ensure the materials are available when needed. In his spare time Jakob coaches youth soccer.