Founder, Modern Metal
Annie Kantor earned her B.F.A. in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She honed her craft working in the contract textile industry designing woven upholstery and panel fabrics, serving as Head of Custom Studio at Maharam.
While tackling the renovation of a period home in Oakland, Annie become frustrated by the lack of enticing designs in metal. She saw an opportunity to apply her expertise in repeating-pattern design and developed a line of custom metal work that blossomed into Modern Metal.
She now brings a full array signature designs in the form of grilles, heat registers, vents, and custom metal doors and panels to architects and interior designers nationwide through Modern Metal.
Jessica Willits, Project Manager
Educated in business and marketing, Jessica started her career in social media and search engine optimization. For the last nine years, she has found her professional home in the design industry. By marrying her love of all things digital with the technicalities of design work, she thrives in her role as Project Manager for Modern Metal. Jessica’s experience specific to the steel industry is a perfect match for the Modern Metal team – and her organizational skills aren’t too shabby either!