Our Team

Rita S Wilkins, IIDA, IDS, IFDA



Rita is the founder, principal designer, and project manager of Design Services, Ltd. with over 40 years of experience in design and management. Her approach to design is both aesthetic and business-like and she is known to be a highly effective “hands-on” designer with extensive expertise in dental, medical and commercial interiors. Rita is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island, attended The Rhode Island School of Design and The University of North Carolina. She has received numerous design awards, has been published in a variety of national publications and is currently writing a book on using design as a business strategy.

“It takes more than talent to create innovative, well designed interiors. It requires unconditional commitment to good business practices, efficient project management and a dedicated team to exceed our clients’ expectations from start to finish on every project.”

Pauline Brittingham

Interior Designer / Project Manager


Pauline has exceptional hands-on experience in both commercial and residential projects from concept to execution and has been a part of the Design Services, Ltd team for the last 5 years. Her projects have included medical and dental offices, executive office suites and high-end residences and condominiums throughout the United States.

Pauline has been successful in managing numerous design projects, ensuring that the projects have been on time and on budget. A graduate from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, she is currently engaged in obtaining her NCIDQ Certificate.

Neera Berry

Interior Design Consultant


Neera brings an international expertise to Design Services, Ltd. She is widely traveled, bringing international experience ranging from the palaces for the Royal Family, high-end residences and banks in the Middle East and the United Kingdom, as well as hotels in India and retail spaces in Canada. In addition, Neera has extensive experience in retirement communities, hospitality and medial/dental projects. As project manager, Neera adheres to aggressive timelines to ensure that our clients incur minimal downtime during projects. A graduate of Delhi University in India, Neera has her NCIDQ Certification and is a candidate for LEED Certification.

Kathleen King

Senior Advisor/Marketing Consultant


Experienced in graphic design, marketing and communication, Kathleen is responsible for social media for Design Services, Ltd.   She produces the Design Services e-news, is a consultant on our website, and produces our corporate branding material.  As an Art Director for the Miller Mauro Group, she has spearheaded successful campaigns for real estate, non-profits and the retirement industry in Delaware.

Christopher McLean

Architectural Consultant


A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Chris’s expertise in 3D computer renderings has been instrumental in conveying design concepts to a broad range of clients ranging from large executive office space to high end residential and corporate suites.


Sean R. R. Wilkins

Marketing & Business Advisor/Consultant


Sean brings vast expertise and experience as a strategic marketing and operations problem solver to Design Services Ltd. He has experience in marketing services, agencies, and tech industries. He has designed and directed successful marketing campaigns for diverse businesses and consumer brands such as Lowes, Netvibes, and AT&T. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Sean also attended American University in Washington D.C. He counts Carolina-style barbeque, Argentina, and teaching others about wine among his interests.


Kevin E. R. Wilkins

Marketing & Business Advisor Consultant


Kevin currently serves as the Program Director for GrowCocoa, the cocoa livelihoods and sustainable supply chain partnership developed by US-based Blommer Chocolate Co., North America’s largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier, and Singapore-based Olam International Ltd., a global integrated supply chain manager of agricultural products and food ingredients. In this role, Kevin works with the Olam and Blommer teams to improve and expand operations in West Africa and Southeast Asia.

Prior to his work in West Africa, Kevin held two appointments during the administration of President George W. Bush and served as a U.S. Marine.  Independently, Kevin is affiliated with various working groups, and international development and veterans associations.


Beth Nestor

Senior Accountant


A graduate of Widener University with a BS in Accouting. Beth brings 22 years of public accounting experience with two (2) Wilmington CPA and bank trust experience. She is responsible for Design Services, Ltd. financial management and reporting.