Scott Coker-Padilla ASID IIDA, Owner/Interior Designer
Returning to pursue a love and a passion, Scott Coker-Padilla re-enters the world of interior design with interior design firm, SCokerPadilla Design Studio.
While studying at the Art Institute of Minnesota Coker-Padilla’s final project consisted of drafting a business plan. Thinking beyond the confines of the written word, ‘Gilt Trip Interior Design Studio’ came to life in the fall of 1997. After the Minneapolis doors opened, only a year past before the enterprise: recouped the start up costs, expanded from 3 sales associates to 15, added 5 additional NCIDQ Certified designers, began selling merchandise, and grossed 1.2 million dollars in sales. Within three years, Gilt Trip added branches in San Diego, CA; Mesa, AZ; and Dallas TX. Gilt Trip now experiences over 5 million dollars a year, has more than 300 employees, and a star studded clientele on both the East and West Coasts. The SCokerPadilla Design Studio plans to build upon the success of 'Gilt Trip Interior Designs Studio.'
In 2007, Coker- Padilla sold Gilt Trip Interior Designs to individual buyers, allowing him to focus on a more select clientele, and working on the Boards of several organizations like: Kansas City Passages, The Climb, Minneapolis AIDS Project Center, assorted PRIDE committees, ASID, IIDA, DIFFA, Who’s Who and MGRA.
Coker-Padilla has been featured in Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful, Metropolis Magazine, and Midwest Home. Also during this time Coker-Padilla was sought out by TLC to create a television series, and won countless awards for his works. He also holds three Bachelor Degrees: BA of Architecture- Interior Design from the Art Institute of Minnesota, Business Management/Administration and Bachelors of Accounting from Purdue University.
Joe Coker-Padilla, Marketing Director
Joe is from Kansas City, Missouri, and brings a variety of sales and marketing experience to the design firm. Prior to becoming part of part owner of SCokerPadilla Design studio, Joe lived in Los Angeles for 13 years where he gained most of sales experience as Global Account Representative at Gartner, the world's leading IT research and advisory firm. After several years of strategizing with fortune 500 companies, he decided to pursue his dreams in the entertainment industry by joining Universal Music Group in Burbank, CA. His experience there ranged from marketing and selling records to building new partner channels.
Jackie Kern, Design Assistant & Office Manager
Jackie comes to us from Minneapolis where she gained extensive experience in baking and event planning. She combines her eye for design with her desire to bring joy through her baking and planning the perfect event. Jackie has catered several events, including weddings, baby showers and birthdays. Her specialty is gluten-free and dairy-free cupcakes, although she makes all kinds of delicious treats. Jackie's passion for creating an exciting environment and a memorable experience makes her a valuable asset to the SCokerPadilla Design Studio team.
Jeremy Piper, Media & Public Relations
Jeremy hails from the Kansas City Metro Area. His desire to pursue writing and public relations started in high school, having to network with local business for ad and marketing space, as the Editor of the Gardner Edgerton High School Trailblazer Newspaper. This translated into his college career at Emporia State University where he served for 2 years as the Public Relations Chair for P.R.I.D.E. While with P.R.I.D.E., he redesigned the organizations logo, networked with other colleges and organizations, publicized events, and helped create some of P.R.I.D.E.’s now annual events. He contributes his unique writing style and atypical thinking to the SCokerPadilla Design Studio.