Lori Weitzner



The LWD team is a special coterie of multi-faceted designers with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. We work closely together to solve problems through thoughtful, creative solutions. Depending on the project, we supplement our core team by collaborating with innovative thinkers and experts from various fields.

Sumitra Mattai

As the most senior designer in the studio, Sumitra came to LWD in 2010 after several years in the textile industry. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Sumitra manages the fabric developments, skillfully blending her technical and aesthetic expertise. In addition, she is our resident writer, imbuing a thoughtful artistic approach to the design studio's marketing needs.

Catalina Escallon

Catalina first connected with LWD as an intern while pursing her graduate degree in Fashion Global Management at FIT. In May of 2017, we welcomed her back to manage Weitzner wallcovering product development. With her background in graphic design from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in her native Colombia, Catalina offers expertise in marketing and graphics along with her dynamic approach to color and materials.

Jessica Thies

Jess joined the LWD team in June of 2017 after graduating from Philadelphia University, where she honed her love for print design and material development. In her dual role of Studio Manager and Junior Designer, Jess keeps the studio organized and contributes her many talents in surface design to all LWD projects.

Emily Yurkevicz

Emily began her journey with LWD as a beloved summer intern and joined us full time after graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012. After five years as our wallcovering expert, Emily now contributes her signature eye for color and design as our Social Media Coordinator. She works remotely from beautiful Maine while preparing for graduate studies in sustainable design.

David Harris

LWD's mentor and advisor.