Denise Inskip-Seale, Tiga's Creative Director, studied interior design and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York. After completing an internship with "a top 100" Architectural and Designers firm in New York City, she opened Tiga Interiors in October 2004. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Denise is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York. Denise, a former banker, had an over 20 year successful career in the financial services industry, with a Fortune 50 firm. Her concepts for design were influenced by this conservative environment, giving her an appreciation and love of the Modern and Contemporary design styles. Denise's experience in financial services, specifically the real estate industry, trained her to focus on the bottom line. Her design styles focus on investments in the home that add function and aesthetic value that translate into increased property values. Tiga is the Malian word for the root of the peanut tree which symbolizes growth and development.