Katie, Founder & Principal Designer

Katie began her career in the art world after majoring in fine arts from Kennesaw State University.  In the wake of doing custom work for several designers in the Atlanta area, Katie was sought out to work solely for a design build firm as a designer after exemplifying a talent for residential aesthetics.

While working with clients on the selection of fixtures, finishes and furnishings Katie also migrated into managing the construction process as well.  In 2009, Katie went on to become a LEED accredited professional and specialize in incorporating high-performance building techniques.  Katie understand the importance of being extremely organized and having efficient communication with both clients and colleagues alike to make projects run as smoothly as possible.  Her professionalism and passion for the design process lends itself well to ensuring the project is a success.  

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Kristen, Designer

Kristen spent the past decade + in the digital marketing world after graduating from Penn State with a degree in marketing.  

To fuel her passion, she custom designed her home in Milton which was then featured on the Milton Tour of Homes and in the AJC.  Her designs also earned awards from AIA and My Home Improvement Magazine’s award, “Best Kitchen of 2017.”  Finally ready to take the plunge and immerse herself in the world of full service design, Kristen joined Hart & Lock Design and hasn’t looked back!  She brings a high level of professionalism and natural knack to all her projects that puts clients at ease.



Rachel, Project Manager

Spending years in the advertising world upon earning her degree in Advertising from the University of Georgia, Rachel has left Corporate America behind to purse a lifelong obsession with interior design.  She’s now the Project Manager at Hart & Lock Design, lending her experience serving clients, eye for design, and passion to the team!

Rachel resides in Milton with her husband, daughter & son, and three dogs. You can usually find her rearranging her bookshelves, hanging a unique art find, or outdoors with her family!