Leslie’s philosophy of design focuses on understanding the client’s project initiatives, as well as, the organization’s mission – to truly generate a unique interior design specific to each project. She is involved with all phases of a project from early design to detailed drawings and throughout construction.  Leslie is a good listener, collaborator and critical thinker, she works hard to provide excellent service to each and every client. Her goal is to design spaces that not only fit the client’s style and functionality of the space, but also within budget. Leslie’s experience also includes furniture selection and custom furniture design. She provides clients with an objective perspective by developing a furniture specification that integrates quality selections with cost-saving opportunities.


Iowa State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, 1999

Professional Affiliations

International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Member & Past President

IIDA FUTURE 09, Co-Chair


National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Certificate Holder

Licensed Interior Designer in Iowa

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Honors & Awards

IIDA Silver Award, Educational/Religious Category – Simpson College, Blank Performing Arts Center

Notable Project Experience

  • Iowa City Community School District, Liberty High School, North Liberty, IA
  • Simpson College, Indianola, IA
    • Kent Campus Center
    • Blank Performing Arts Center
  • Nationwide Insurance, Des Moines, IA & Gainesville, FL
  • Voya, Des Moines, IA
  • Mercy Medical Clinics
    • Indianola, IA
    • Ottumwa, IA
    • Norwalk IA
    • Waukee, IA
    • Carlisle, IA
    • Grimes, IA
  • Hiawatha Mercy Medical Center/Wolfe Clinic, Hiawatha, IA
  • Des Moines Register, Des Moines IA
  • Sammons Financial Group, West Des Moines
  • Peoples Bank, Carlisle & Pleasantville, IA

I am a good listener, collaborator and critical thinker and I work hard to provide excellent service to each and every client.

- Leslie J. Wilson, IIDA, LEED AP