As Chief Creative Officer at AJ Capital, Andrew Alford brings more than 15 years of design and creative direction experience to the table. Mr. Alford began his hospitality design career as the Style Manager for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. Alford’s background and early apprentice years were spent learning with some of the top interior designers in the field including a start with Thomas Jayne Studio as a receptionist, which led him to a junior design position with David Kleinberg Design Associates. While working at DKDA, Alford enrolled in design classes at Parsons the New School of Design.
After his tenure with Kimpton, he launched his own firm, Dirty Lines Design in 2007. Clients included Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, W Hotels, Societe Hospitality, Waterford Hotels among others. Projects ranged from luxury resorts to eccentric neighborhood hotels to dive bars on the Pacific Coast Highway. Most notably, Alford designed Hotel Lincoln and the J. Parker roof bar in Chicago.
Alford’s work has been featured in the The New York Times, Newsweek, Hotels Magazine, Boutique Design Magazine, and Green Interiors Magazine.