Elliott started with Tiger Leather in the summer of 2013, and worked his way from intern to Director of Design (his current position) by May of the following year. He also acted as the UNCG Campus Center President of the International Interior Design Association for two years, all while earning his BFA in Interior Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Some of his personal and professional accolades include winning the 2015 NEWH North Carolina Region Annual Scholarship; designing the 2015 Hospitality Design Expo Las Vegas – Best Small Booth; being selected as the IIDA Carolinas 2016 Student Award Recipient; and a number of other honors, awards, scholarships, and leadership positions.
At Tiger, Elliott takes the lead on the creation of all trade show and installation projects, as well as lending his skills to the development & introduction of new product, advertising and marketing strategies, and handling all in-house design requirements from creating CAD drawings to custom furniture and rug design.
Rug Design Process
"I decided to accentuate the corners, and right angles…" “I created the L-Rug, as I refer to it, to be used in a space where the user was to enter through one of two entry ways, on adjoining walls of a square area; so the circulation paths into the space created a right angle.
Since each of the large furniture pieces were to be placed in each of the corners, I decided to accentuate the corners, and right angles that were already forming within the design, and translate that rather literally into the rug pattern. Using a series of CAD programs to sketch ideas, I finalized the pattern, then made color selections, then created a detailed size guide of each of the separate pieces for the rug makers.”
- 2016 HD Expo Booth | Las Vegas, NV
- Marriott Design Gallery Installation | Bethesda, MD