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.
Catalina Escallon | Team | Lori WeitznerJessica Thies & Catalina Escallon | Team | Lori Weitzner
Jessica Thies | Team | Lori Weitzner
Rachel Nafis | Team | Lori WeitznerEmily Yurkevicz | Team | Lori Weitzner
David Harris | Team | Lori Weitzner


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.


Jess joined the LWD team in June of 2017 after graduating in Textiles from Philadelphia University, where she honed her love for print design and material development. She currently manages the textile developments, keeps the studio organized and contributes her many talents in surface design to all LWD projects.


LWD’s mentor and advisor.


Rachel originally joined the studio as a summer intern in 2016 while studying at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her degree in Fine Arts 3D nurtured her passion for both two and three dimensional design across a wide range of disciplines. Several years later, she has returned to Lori Weitzner as part of the design team, where she manages a variety of LWD projects.


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.