meet the kincsters

Kinc founders Katherine Ross and Karen Zissis met as graduate students in Northwestern University’s prestigious Fine Art and Theatrical Design department.


During solo careers as professional designers, they identified the need for an approach that brings the design and fabrication processes together under one roof, ensuring complete adherence to the client's vision - from first meeting to installation.

In 1992, "the K's" founded Kinc - Chicago's only turnkey design-for-hire house. 
Kinc fuses the artistic talents and technical skill sets of two outstanding designers to produce one award-winning company, and hundreds of happy clients.