Behind the Design’s MISSION to uplift and rejuvenate organizations in the design industry, by creating training and operational systems that will inspire their employees, streamline costs, and develop a ROCKSTAR culture to drive success!

Our VISION is to promote the importance of education and employee engagement in design organizations, as it contributes to the growth of our Industry. We are going to Educate, Engage, and Evolve businesses ready to take their organization to the next level, and inspire the next generation of leaders!


Our Core Values


We integrate our core values in every thing we do with the Power of 3. The Rule of Three, or Power of Three, is a Universal rule suggesting that when combining 3 things together, it creates a powerful effect making it stronger, more effective, more clear, better understood, funnier, etc. We incorporate the Power of Three in all our development programs to encourage team members to engage in the material to implement what they learn, while taking responsibility for their growth and education in order to evolve and reach their goals.  

Meet Our Team

Jessica Harling

Jessica Harling is a 4th Generation Window Treatment Specialist, founder of Behind the Design, and leading expert in employee and process development for design organizations. Behind the Design offers recruiting as well as onsite and online training to streamline costs, increase system productivity, and develop rockstar employees to take the company to the next level.

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Dora Cano Johnson

Dora is a window covering convert and long-time partner in crime to Jessica. Dora's super power is having the creativity to find the perfect candidates for our client's rockstar teams. She has a knack for keeping things organized and has top notch communication and follow up skills. Dora is on a mission to bring equality into the workplace. 

Contact Us


2762 North Lincoln Avenue #202

Chicago, IL 60614

By Appointment Only


Tel: 847-986-9168

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