our story.

 

designers collab. is the passion project of husband and wife Jessica Keller and Noel John - now open at 135 Kent Ave. in beautiful Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

We are a new retail experience dedicated to promoting emerging and established artisan brands from around the globe, with an emphasis on small batch, high quality and sustainability.

 

Williamsburg has been chosen to be our flagship location because it is an unapologetic hub for tastemakers and creatives looking to make it on the world’s stage. It is our daily goal to elevate soulful and sustainable brands while providing you with an unforgettable shopping experience; one that is inviting, refreshing and enticing.

 

We invite you to experience our thoughtfully curated shopping experience; one where you can consistently find unexpected treasures to refresh your wardrobe, fill your home, give to someone special and foster your wellbeing. 

 

Jessica Keller comes from a creative background with 10+ years of luxury interior design experience. Jessica has had the pleasure of designing for private residences in the tri-state area, along with hotel and retail brands. These include Tao, Rosewood, Marriott, Westin, Starbucks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus, among others.

Noel John is a marketing and sales professional, who came to NYC in 2013 to fulfill his entrepreneurial dreams. In 3 short years, he developed and launched 5 boutique retail stores in the greater NYC area. He is also a real estate professional who works with national and international clients to invest and sell property in NY. 

 Jess Russo

Jess Russo

Creative Strategist

Jess Russo is an artist at heart, with a knack for marketing. A New Yorker through and through, Jess' college career began at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she received an associate's degree in Fashion Merchandising, before transferring to Hunter College to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in English. From working as an assistant stylist to firming up a career in content marketing, Jess has worked with Macys.com, Brides Magazine, ABC Carpet & Home, Ralph Lauren, and more. Fashion aside, Jess is passionate about travel and writing, where she finds inspiration to bring people together through potential beauty waiting to be discovered. 

 

Christine Pastor 

Senior Designer

Christine Pastor brings a diverse background to designers collab. She has 7+ years of experience in luxury interior design and real estate. She is known for problem solving and creating tailored spaces that reflect the personalities of her clients. Her design mantra is to create spaces that are loved generationally not just presently.

 

 

 Elizabeth

Elizabeth Pamboukian

Sales Associate, Marketing Specialist

Elizabeth Pamboukian is a creative of all sorts who earned her bachelor’s in Fashion Marketing and Management from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She moved to New York City in 2020 to pursue her master’s in Fashion and Textile Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she currently attends. As a self-proclaimed “fashion nerd,” she is eager to learn more, passionate about storytelling, and all things design-related.

 

Christian

Christian Tyler

Retail Associate, Design Assistant

Christian Tyler is an interior design student and has worked creatively in fashion photography and set design. Fashion, beauty and home decor are his biggest passions.

 

Emma S.

Emma Scalise

Retail Associate, Operations Lead