People

Our culture emphasizes inclusivity and the sharing of ideas. We value education and support a workplace that empowers talented, innovative leaders. We are open-minded, curious, and ambitious.

Catherine Keywan
Interior Designer

Catherine Keywan
Education
  • Endicott College
Affiliations
  • Retail Design Institute
Licenses & Registrations
  • NCIDQ

What motivated you to become a designer (or current role?)?

Growing up I loved to decorate. On the fence between decorating and architecture, I was excited to learn interior design was a generous blend of aesthetics, functionality, emotion, safety, and overall experience of a space.

What does successful workplace culture mean to you?

I refer to the size of Bergmeyer as ideal because we’re big enough to have lots of resources, but small enough to know who all those resources are. We work as a team, collaborating across project teams and markets to share resources, new technology, and expertise. Our culture is successful as it fosters strong team members and thoughtful design solutions.

If you had to pick one word that best represents Bergmeyer's culture, what would it be, and why?

Adaptive. Whether it’s adapting to client requests, new project types, changing market trends, professional goals, technology, or global pandemics, our team is always adapting to provide creative solutions to our clients and an empowering environment for employees.

What would you be doing if you were not working in this industry?

I’ve found my calling as a designer, but in a parallel life I might be an event planner. I’m organized, detail-oriented, and well-known for throwing outstanding Kentucky Derby parties.

In a parallel universe, what is your profession?

Fashion industry, but probably not a fashion designer. Maybe a marketing or editorial position.

Where do you feel most at home?

Back home in CT. Sitting by a pool, or at a vineyard, is my favorite city escape.

What is your most unshakable vice?

Chocolate, but I’m not trying to shake it!

What was your first job?

In high school I worked as a sales associate at a women’s retail store called Maurice's.

What’s the best live music show you've seen?

John Legend on the piano!

What do you listen to while
working toward a deadline?

I prefer fast-paced digital music, like DJ sets or remixes. The faster the music, the faster I work.

What’s your spirit animal?

Chrissy Teigen

Creative
Connected
Curious