Professional Profile: Ella Paolillo 2023
Name: Ella Paolillo
Title: Interior Designer
Company: Spector Companies
Location: 220 Crossways Park Dr. W, Woodbury, NY
Birthplace: Glen Head, NY
Education: Fashion Institute of Technology
First job: Airbrush artist
First job in real estate or allied field: Ethan Allen Design Studio
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am an interior designer with Spectorgroup, and in the future I plan on furthering my interior design credentials by becoming WELL AP certified and an advocate for health and wellbeing in the built environment.
One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative
Two things on your bucket list: Travel to Europe in first class and learn a second language.
Three TV shows everyone should stream: “Stranger Things”, “Maid”, and “The Queen’s Gambit”
Favorite movie: “The Breakfast Club”
Favorite book: “Normal People” by Sally Rooney
Favorite vacation destination: Iceland
Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who? Yes, on the rare occasion I have gotten Amal Clooney!
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but NOT related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Frank Lloyd Wright in his iconic Fallingwater.
Rules to live by in business: Surround yourself with people who build you up, motivate, and inspire you.
What is your DREAM job? (NOT your current job) My dream job would be to design a furniture collection.