creativity is everything!®

Creativity is Everything!® is integrated into all of our studio capabilities and embedded in our signature design process. Our work is customized for each project and client’s needs, so that no two projects are the same, and every project reflects creativity, imagination and original thinking.

Each client relationship starts with generating a creative vision for the project through concept design, which builds the foundation for the rest of the project. We continue our creative journey through schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration, where the project is actualized.

Creativity is Everything!® means being able to see possibilities no one else can see, to create what nobody else has created, at a budget that works for your needs first. We infuse Creativity is Everything!® to transform empirical knowledge into sketches, renderings, construction documents, and custom FF&E designs that reflect our client’s vision, goals, and brand, as well as the social / historical context of the project’s physical location.

about our mission

AJC Design specializes in hospitality design, residential and multi-family design projects for clients anywhere in the world. Creativity is Everything!® is the mantra that has fueled AJC Design’s work since its inception in 2007. A vivid, unhindered imagination is at the core of every one of our compelling projects, no two which are the same. That’s why our company logo depicts a hardy walnut shell. While one half references our own passion for dreaming up one-of-a-kind designs and our dedication to making them a reality, the other is an ode to our clients, whose ideas and visions are just as integral to the design process. Built on communication, this mutual, respectful relationship is the foundation for all of AJC Design’s intricate, timeless interiors. We are energetic and honest and keep our clients well informed, involved, and comfortable, learning and laughing along the way.

about alicia cannon

Alicia Cannon, founder and principal of New York-based AJC Design, flaunts a signature style that melds dramatic, pop-inspired pieces with tailored, classic settings, fostered by her collaborations with the likes of luxury brands and urban artists.

Cannon’s vast expertise spans full-service and luxury hotels, inviting private residences, and vibrant workplaces. Consider the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, awash in coastal Connecticut charm; the Lanes, a multi-use, ground-up Long Island City residential building capped with a rooftop terrace; or the Long Island headquarters of the brand-new Opal Wealth Advisors

In 2015 Cannon was named one of Hospitality Design’s Wave of the Future honourees, the same year that she won a Stevie Award Bronze, attesting to how she infuses each of her projects with both professionalism and ingenuity, her top priority always capturing and nurturing a client’s vision. That’s why the Woman Business Enterprise-certified designer loves spending ample time getting to know every single one of them personally and embarks on a true partnership to unite functionality and rich, aesthetic details.

Recent AJC Design work includes the Sheraton Mahwah in New Jersey, which draws on the hotel’s past as the former Ford Motor headquarters; the Sheraton Wilmington South hotel, complete with soaring atrium; the lobby at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio that calls to mind the Spanish Colonial era; and a design competition culminating in two guestroom schemes for the Bellagio in Las Vegas that telegraph the Italian village of Bellagio in Lake Como. AJC Design has also completed the Thayer Hotel in West Point, New York, Hotel Indigo in downtown Brooklyn, and the Westport Inn in Connecticut, and is currently working on the Renaissance New York Harlem Hotel, slated to open in 2020, as well as the Thayer Resort and Spa scheduled for 2022.

Cannon is a graduate of the Pratt Institute, where she cultivated her childhood passion for transforming humdrum interior spaces into enduring, matchless designs.

blog

Hashtag – SocialMediaLessonsLearned

Hashtag – SocialMediaLessonsLearned

When I started my career, social media was in its adolescence. Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok didn’t exist. LinkedIn for Business seemed like something only the Marriotts and the Hiltons had to do. However, things have significantly changed over the years. The idea...

My 2nd Word of the Year

My 2nd Word of the Year

While some company’s financial results are reported quarterly, I’m here to report the results from my quarterly word of the first year, "Onward."  As I wrote in January’s blog, “onward” was a state of mind I needed to be in as I started the new year. It gave me hope....

The Psychology Behind Design

The Psychology Behind Design

When some people meet me, they think to become a designer, I just had to learn about interior design principles, and theories.  But what people don’t realize is how much I had to learn about human and environmental psychology.  In fact, it was one of my favorite...

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AIA NY – Marriott Harlem Renaissance // Jan 2024

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Redfin Takes Color Inspo from AJC Design // MAR, 2023

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Luxe Magazine - At Home with AJC Design and Farrow & Ball Color Consultancy // Feb, 2022

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Lonny Design - Kitchen Design Tips // Feb, 2022

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testimonials

I very much appreciate the task master that Alicia has been throughout the project. She keeps us on our timeline, and within our budget guidelines, both not easy. …we could not have asked for a better partner in AJC Design, and Alicia Cannon. She has an excellent design style, hustles, manages budget, sticks to deadlines, all am incredible sense of grace and professionalism.

Greg Hanss
Director of Hospitality, Juniper Capital

Together we worked on the Harlem Renaissance project and the Indigo Hotel where she proved essential to the development. Through every step of a project, Alicia and her team are excellent leaders, knowledgeable and highly educated in the hospitality arena. I recommend Alicia and AJC Design to any new prospects as she and her team are successful, efficient and professional in all their endeavors.

Joseph Yi
Chief Investment Officer, Real Hospitality Group

She has an unparalleled understanding of projects from start to finish and when there is a fire that needs to be put out, she is always there to address the situation…She has taught me the process of hospitality design and that is required in order for it to be successful. Her team has proven to be incredibly patient with us throughout this process, and I highly recommend Alicia and the AJC Design team.

Rick Minicozzi
CEO, Thayer Leadership; Managing General Partner, The Historic Thayer Hotel

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AJC Design

1123 Broadway, Suite 304
New York, NY 10010

C. 917.842.9564
O. 646.429.8793
info@ajcdesign.com