Sara Kotanko

Interior Design Associate

Sara grew up in a large family where creativity was encouraged and spent many hours watching home makeover shows with her sister, inspiring her to pursue a career in Interior Design. While attending Andrews University, where she helped pioneer the Interior Design program, she joined Wightman as an intern. In 2017, Sara came on full time as a Interior Design Associate. Traveling has had a huge impact on her view of design and the world. She has a passion for creating spaces that welcome people, inspire fresh thinking, and promote healthy indoor environments.

Areas of Focus

  • Color schemes
  • Space planning
  • Finish selection
  • Furniture selection & consultation
  • Signage & wayfinding
  • Image & brand implementation
  • 3D Renderings
  • Adobe Creative Suite


B.I.D. with a minor in Graphic Design
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Southwest Michigan
  • PechaKucha in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
  • MIX Design powered by Southwest Michigan First

Personal Note

Sara enjoys flag football, softball, and playing all types of volleyball – indoor, outdoor, and beach. When she’s not playing volleyball, she refs at Andrews University to stay active with her school and community.

Sara Kotanko Interior Design Wightman

Contact Sara Kotanko

Office: 269.605.4515

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