O W N E R / P R I N C I P A L D E S I G N E R
Over the years I've been blessed to find an interest in many different areas of design. And over time, I've found one common thread in all of my ventures: how to help others find their own personal expression and how to be creative.
Having landed a coveted position at California Closets (CC), leaders in premium and luxury space-management, I established a twelve-year long foundation, centered around design-organization, spatial planning and project administration. I ended this amazing career as the Design & Sales Manager, overseeing the entire team for the DC Metro area: all design-training, project reviews, product ordering, and acted as the CAD and Product Specialist for the entire franchise.
With a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, and with years of learning the ins-and-outs of the trade (from customer-interface, to design+manufacturing +installation), I opened my part-time, interior design business, DuVäl Design LLC, in the summer of 2011. I began by working on a few projects here-and there, while still managing the sales growth of CC.
In my short amount in this industry, I've been fortunate to work on really great projects--some of which include the Homeland Security building on 15th Street in DC, the Watergate South and West, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, a former Ambassador to Mexico, professional athletes and so much more. And I have been honored to be named, "The One to Watch" by DC Modern Luxury and "Hot Talent" by Home&Design magazines.
At the beginning of 2017, I decided it was time to fulfill my passion of offering more than just casework--although I enjoyed every moment of it! And on Sept. 1st, of that year, I figured it was time to take all that I've practiced and to deliver a customized experience for each client, offering guidance, supervision, and the resources to help you create the space you want and need!
HUGE thanks to my lovingly supportive wife, Sara, who is more than I could have (or would have) ever dared to ask for! As a flight paramedic for the The US Dept of Defense (DOD), she is immensely talented in all she does, and is the inspiration for me to do better, to be better, and to offer my best self, to everyone I meet! I am truly blessed!!
Thanks for taking the time to peek into my world! I sincerely appreciate your time and support. But be sure to take a look around and stay tuned as I have so much more to come!!
R E A L - L I F E S U P E R H E R O E S I N A C T I O N
JAILEEN "JJ" SANDOVAL
ANDREA "Andi" QUETZALI
Photographer & Videographer
Mascot & Security
Videography, photography, and graphic design, are only some of the amazing services I bring to the team at DDLLC!
Having served the East coast clientele for over four years with my own business , MW Concepts, I mainly focus on interior and lifestyle photography and videography for the team.
After partnering together for a couple of years, in late Spring of 2020, I finalized convinced D that it was time to start work on his YouTube Channel.
My main function is to make sure I bring the brand's vision to life, communicating our imagination into digital format. Oh yeah, and exceeding expectations along the way!
My name is Queso and I am a 3-yo Portuguese Podengo Pequeño / Chihuahua mix.
My early puppyhood was ruff, but I was rescued off the streets at 5wks old, in Fairfax, VA.
Now I’m living my best life as DDLLC’s beloved mascot (I’m in high demand with the puparazzi). And don’t forget, I’m also our company’s security detail. Don’t mess with me, or I’ll smother you in tail wags and kisses.
In my free time, when I’m not being spoiled by my family and colleagues, I like to play fetch and snuggle with my pawsome parents, DuVäl and Sara!
Si, yo soy bilingual.
Hi! My name is Jaileen, but you can call me JJ!
Along with my role as DDLLC’s Administrative Assistant, I am also attending George Mason’s School of Business to obtain a degree in Management, with a focus in Human Resources. With HR I plan to strategize ways to diversify, enhance and manage the workplace.
With a background in administrative services, I love being involved in the process of a project’s development and seeing how our team is able to take a client’s vision and make it better than imagined!
Here at DDLLC, I work side-by-side with DuVäl to make sure our daily internal and external operations run smoothly. I assist with project management, installation, procurement, and anything else in between!
In my free time I enjoy exploring new places and searching for the best food spots! I also enjoy drawing, cooking, spending time with loved ones and styling new fashion finds.
My background in design began in the DMV area, through many different internships during, and after I graduated from, Marymount University, with a Bachelor's in Interior Design. It flourished when I had the opportunity to intern at a prestigious architect firm in Barcelona, Spain and when I was fortunate enough to work as a Design Consultant in Paddington, Sydney Australia.
Here at DDLLC, I have the opportunity to broaden my spectrum of design, from technical drawings, to textiles, to cabinetry, and to installations, I am being educated on the do’s-and-don’ts for real-world design problems and their solutions!
When I am not working, I enjoy taking Sign Language Courses, traveling to my hometown in Jutiapa, Guatemala, and planning my next adventure.
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." - Ephesians 2:10