Chief Design Officer
Chip DeGrace is the creative force behind the Interface and FLOR brands, serving as the corporate design conscience. As Chief Design Officer, Chip oversees creative decisions related to Interface’s global brand, and ensures that the quality of design participation inside and outside the company is as deliberate as it is inspiring.
Chip has held a number of senior management positions involving Interface’s creative design and brand, most recently as Executive Creative Director since 2012. Prior to that he was Vice President Creative for Interface’s consumer brand, FLOR. Before becoming part of the team that launched FLOR in 2003, Chip served as Vice President of Creative Strategies and Director of Brand Management for the Interface commercial brand. He previously worked as a commercial interior designer for the Chicago based firms The Environments Group and ISD.
Chip has a BFA from Northern Illinois University. He served as Industry Representative on the National Board of Directors of The ASID from 2004 – 2006. He was elected as an honorary Fellow for his work. He splits his time between Northern Michigan and the Chicago area with his wife Cynthia and their three sons.