Assistant Professor, Interior Design
School of Design and Art
Received a Masters degree in Interior Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
Jessica Bonness, ASID, IIDA, is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University. She is NCIDQ-certified as well as LEED GA, and has over ten years of experience as a design educator and practitioner. Shortly after receiving her Masters’s degree, she started her own firm in 2010, where she has completed a diverse array of residential projects in the Washington D.C. metro area and along the east coast.
Jessica has taught Interior Design for several universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her teaching focuses on foundational skills, professional practice, and practice-based skills, and she frequently integrates her robust design industry connections and experiences as a practice owner into the classroom.
Her research focuses on studying Human Behavior and using Human-Centered Design processes to refine problem-solving and improve outcomes in a variety of design applications, and she is interested in innovative classroom approaches that allow students to test their skills in active design projects.