Xiomara Ortiz, Founder and Creative Director
Welcome, I’m Xiomara the creator of Forty12 Design
A well designed space includes bridging ones culture and experiences with functional and aesthetically unique design. Color, ambience and scents are also major components when designing a space.
As a young adult living with my mom, who loves beige walls, painting was not an option. I didn’t even hang up photos because our walls were concrete and I could never get a nail through. So I found ways to add color in my own personal space through accessories like pillows, comforters and furniture pieces. At the time, I didn’t know anything about Interior Design or that one can make a living from it. In college, I earned my BS in Information Systems and programmed web applications for nearly 20 years. In my late 30’s, I decided it was time to switch careers and pursue my true passion for Interiors. By my 40th birthday, I managed to have my first child and complete a certificate from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Interior Design.
Today, I continue to develop my artistry with Xioma Pottery and art as I journey through the design world.