Amanda MillerAmanda Miller

I am a licensed Interior Designer with my NCIDQ certification. I have worked on residential and commercial design projects since 2003. I hold a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture from Columbia College Chicago (2005) and completed a Foundation of Art and Design at Bradford College in England. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in European Studies from Seattle Pacific University.

Prior to founding Amanda Miller Design Studio in 2010, I worked designing corporate office spaces, restaurants and outdoor environments for OWP/P Architects, Aria Group Architects and McDonald's US Restaurant Design.

Native to Michigan, I have lived in Oak Park since 2005. I am married and have 2 daughters.


Brittani SajdakBrittani Sajdak

Senior Designer

Brittani joined Amanda Miller Design Studio in 2013. She is a graduate of the Columbia College BFA in Interior Architecture program. Brittani shines with unwavering enthusiasm, remarkable talent and attention to detail. Although Brittani loves working with materials and finishes, her true gift lies in uncovering the home or business owner's passion for their environment and using this to help shape their unique design. Brittani is an avid White Sox fan. Anytime she is not here designing, she is likely partaking in a large and loving family gathering. Without Brittani, AMDS would not be AMDS! Since joining AMDS, Brittani has gotten married and is now a mom of 2. 


Allison ShaulisAllison Shaulis

Allison Shaulis joined the AMDS team in 2016. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Business Administration from Miami University in OH and Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Originally from Fort Wayne IN, Allison, her husband and two children now call Oak Park home. Allison gravitated towards Interior Design as a way to mesh her analytical and creative instincts. As such, she brings thoughtful consideration and a willingness to learn to every job. She enjoys all aspects of the design process, from the initial puzzle work of schematic design (figuring out what will fit best where, both functionally and aesthetically) to seeing the design come to life in the actual space, but nothing compares to the satisfaction of a happy homeowner, with a completed space that feels just right for them and their family.


Liliana MartinezLiliana Martinez

Lili joined Amanda Miller Design Studio in 2018. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in interior architecture. From a young age, Lili has always been captivated by interior design because of the way it awakens the psyche. She utilizes design as a tool to interpret an individual's distinct style  and translates their vision to enrich the home. She loves the rewarding feeling of seeing the smiles on homeowners faces, this motivates her to continue creating spaces that will bring new meaning and impact everyday life.  As much as she loves designing, Lili also enjoys spending time with her loved ones- especially when her dogs are around.



Kara RentnerKara Rentner

Kara joined the team at AMDS in 2018.  Her journey in design started at Iowa State University, where she earned a BFA in Interior Design. Her career started in the hospitality industry, designing hotels for several years before switching to residential design. Kara enjoys the unique opportunities each house and homeowner bring to the design table, and strives to ensure each space has a positive influence on the home and its inhabitants.  You'll notice thoughtfulness and an eye for details when working with Kara.  Kara lives in Oak Park with her husband, daughter, and dachshund.




Stefanie TaylorStefanie Taylor

Stefanie joined Amanda Miller Design Studio in 2020. 

Through a unique combination of her professional experience in fine art sales and consultation, and commercial interior design and branding, and her own lens as a fine artist, Stefanie brings a unique viewpoint to her design work.  Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness and energy are a welcome and wonderful addition to our team and any project to which she joyfully contributes.

Stefanie is married and has one darling young son.


Saba BhailaSaba Bhaila

Saba joined Amanda Miller Design Studio in 2020 as an intern. She is currently studying at Columbia College Chicago in the Interior Architecture program and hopes to graduate in 2022. She has always had a passion for art and design at a young age, but it wasn't until highschool where she realized her passion can be turned into a career. Saba was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and loves to explore the city. 




Rachel SimonRachel Simon

Rachel is a sophomore at Oak Park River Forest High School with an interest in interior design. She loves being immersed in all of the textures, colors and materials in the studio while helping the design team out with various projects. When she’s not at school or in the studio you are likely to find her on the lacrosse field or socializing with her friends.