SALT Promotes Swank
SALT, the Anchorage based interior design and strategic planning firm,has promoted Kelsi Swank to Director of Residential Design and Graphics. After completing several residential projects over the years, Swank’s expertise in residential design and accessorizing has been in high demand. Traditionally, SALT has mainly provided commercial design services, but due to the demand within the residential sector, SALT will be broadening their service line to include residential design with Swank at the helm.
Kelsi has over 9 years of design and graphics experience, starting in New York City under the guidance of Robert A.M. Stern Architects. When asked about her favorite part of being a designer, she is quick to respond that she loves working with the color, texture & finishes. In fact, textiles have a soft spot in her heart which was rooted from her time in New York City. Her love of textiles and other finishes brings her projects to life, providing environments clients enjoy. Swank has been with SALT since 2014, and looks forward to developing relationships with home builders, realtors, and new clients.
Recently, Swank has worked on a few prominent graphics installations throughout the Anchorage area. A trip to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will reveal a new graphic and bronze sculpture installation of Senator Ted Stevens. Swank was a key player on the design team for this highly detailed collaboration project. The statue is surrounded by glass panels depicting a mountain scene and graphic panels on nearby columns tell the story of Senator Stevens’s life.
Visitors traveling by train this summer can also see the graphic wall covering and photo-story that Swank designed at the historic Alaska Railroad Train Depot. The installation on the stairwell and landing walls indicates the train’s destinations on vintage maps throughout the State of Alaska. The historic photo-story shows a series of images from the construction of the railroad tracks/bridges and images of the depot grand opening.
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