With a cheerful disposition, Karissa Stirzl is a wonderful addition to the Jewel Toned Interiors team. She joined JTI in the summer of 2022 after graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and a minor in General Business. Born and raised in chilly Minnesota, Karissa desired to experience life in a more tropical climate. She discovered JTI through research on LinkedIn and social media channels.

Before graduation, Karissa gained experience at a development company and a residential showroom. Passionate about creating spaces that nurture and inspire, Karissa has an eye for detail and bringing interiors to life through color and texture. She is a fast learner and welcomes challenges head-on with poise and determination.

When Karissa is not busy working on JTI projects, you can find her traveling or spending time with family and friends. She enjoys painting as another source of creative expression.


What was your favorite subject in school?
Art and Math

If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Travel the world

What's your favorite family recipe?
My mom's three chip cookies

What are your hobbies?
Painting, traveling, and Spending time with friends and family

What is your biggest fear?