Meet the team

Something you may not know about me:  “I absolutely love animals. I grew up raising lambs, chickens, rabbits and horses. I currently have two dogs, a Labrador Retriever and Great Dane, who are my babies.”


Studio Designer

Melissa Sears began her design career in the residential and luxury high-rise apartment industry that refined her attention to detail and time management. She is well versed in logistics and strategical planning that help make projects flow efficiently. After several years in residential design, she transitioned to hospitality design working on branded and boutique hotels prior to joining the JAI team. Melissa gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Houston, where she graduated Cum Laude. 

“I am so excited to have joined the JAI team. They already feel like family and I am looking forward to advancing my hospitality career and growing as a designer.”