Royce Epstein is a thirty-year veteran in the world of commercial interior design. She has extensive experience working in the A&D profession, both practicing in design firms and working in product development. She is currently the A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group, the world’s largest carpet and flooring manufacturer. As design director, Royce shares her passion and vision for design, cultural trends, and the meaning of materials in a broad context and feeds this insight to all our industry’s touch points as a strategic designer, trend forecaster, teacher, lecturer, critical thinker, and writer.
Royce has a unique purview in the design industry through her art history background, always putting design in context, trying to find significance in cultural shifts and how they shape the language of design. Her specific interests are in social justice, sustainability, and using strategic design thinking for positive impact on communities and the environment.
She has previously taught at Moore College of Art and Drexel University
and is currently a Fellow for Jefferson University’s Fashion and Textiles Futures Center, and an Interior Architecture advisory board member for Boston Architectural College. Royce is also active with ASID as an Industry Partner, having been on the national Outcome of Design advisory committee. She will also serve as the Co-Chair for the Industry Partnership council with ASID headquarters.
Royce was named the 2015 Designer of the Year by Interiors and Sources Magazine and received a HiP award for Rising Star from Interior Design Magazine in 2016. She lives in Philadelphia where she is active in the design, art, and music scenes. She is a board member of Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.