About Bobby

Bobby Berk is best known as the design guru on Netflix’s Queer Eye, but his rise to fame didn’t happen overnight. After years in the creative and design field, he took the leap to start his own brand. Epitomizing hip, urban luxury, Berk’s designs reflect a stylish and youthful spirit that perfectly fits any lifestyle.

 

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About the Firm

Bobby Berk firm has quickly become a design leader in the home building industry. They bring a new and refreshing point of view with their strong background in consumer sales, expertise in design and collaboration from furniture development, wallpaper, art and much more. The team, alongside Bobby, has helped builders take their vision and product to the next level by asking the hard questions; refusing to accept anything other than innovative and exciting design solutions.

Creative Director

Brady Tolbert

LIKES

Thrifting, exploring the flea market, challenging the norm & visiting new places.

DISLIKES

Peanut Butter. It’s more like an absolute no (insert EpiPen here). But let’s go with dislike so there’s no FOMO, of which he definitely has on occasion.

This classically trained violinist, has eyes and ears for perfection. Ironically, he never pulls out the (tiny) violin when things get hard, he’s the first to get his hands dirty and his glass is always half full. Just so long as the glass is pretty and styled. Brady is a talker and lover of keeping things minimal. However minimal does not come into effect when talking about his achilles heel, to which we will name a few. Crop tops, Cotton Candy and Dr. Pepper.

brady@bobbyberk.com
Brand/Marketing Consultant

Sydney Gilbert

LIKES

Being barefoot, flower mart, Halloween & summer camp.

DISLIKES

Sponges, Mushrooms & Socks with flip flops.

Sydney is what you would call a multi facetted person, one that represents the best of both worlds. Type A and Creative. Lets call her, Type-Ative. Manicured nails –always. Her Type A side firmly believes that having clean, nice, hands are a representation of how one takes care of themselves. Yet, on the contrary, isn’t afraid to get them dirty – be it doing yoga or a creative project. Her musical taste (some might question) is also representative of her hybrid ways. From Sean Paul to Paul Simon she is part mother, part wife, part hippie, but all good.

sydney@bobbyberk.com
Design Manager

Adam Nelsen

LIKES

Science, Astronomy & Art History.

DISLIKES

Intolerance, Violence & Selfishness.

His laugh is the loudest in the room even though he’ll (probably) make you laugh the hardest. Adam is very much the “go to” even outside of his design role. As the first employees of Bobby Berk brand, he also took on the role of learning how to make killer cocktails…every Friday here at the office. His duration of employment and his affinity for cocktails are not directly related. This Orange Country native specialty drink is a “fiery mandarin,” which is much like his personality – sweet with a kick.

Adam@bobbyberk.com
Design Manager

Awit Bugtong

LIKES

Family ( boys Aiden, Austin, and husband Oliver) and some “me” time. Ha! Isn’t that any oxymoron as a workin’ mama.

DISLIKES

Ignorance and not having common sense.

Chic, almost always in black and/or white, Awit has a calm demeanor with a keen eye for new design and innovation.  The power of an introvert? We’ll tell you. Awit performed with Whitney Houston at World Cup. While she might be a homebody and not enjoy cooking, when you’ve been in cahoots with a music legend, It. Just. Doesn’t. Matter.

Awit@bobbyberk.com
Design Coordinator

Andrea Levine

LIKES

Animals, netflix binging & concerts (not so humble brag, met Britney Spears 2x and not too proud to beg for a third time).

DISLIKES

Non-recyclers, bad drivers & liars.

G-O. G-O, Lets goooo! This cheerleader (and quite a competitive one) has a knack for singing oldies but will rival you in any pop culture sing off. Unrelated to anything regarding her subtle peppiness, Andrea’s grandfather invented the Ant Farm and we think is just too swell not to share. While her career isn’t quite in the insect sphere, her aspirations as a child was to be a mermaid. She is almost there…at least with her hair.

Andrea@bobbyberk.com
Design Assistant

Liz Arellano

LIKES

Art museums, new coffee shops, music, plants & chihuahuas.

DISLIKES

Mangoes, Grocery shopping and waking up early.

As our Los Angeles native (few and far between) who loves her city, an explorHER is what she. There’s never a moment Liz isn’t on the lookout for the newest restaurant or art show. In the exploration of her city of angels, she is a self proclaimed history buff on the hunt for vintage items and anything to inspire her wanderlust ways of traveling. Don’t let her childlike wonder fool you, she is an old soul who probably loves pralines ice cream, without the burden of shopping for it.

Liz@bobbyberk.com
Office Coordinator

Janet Kim

LIKES

Going on solo trips and road trips.

DISLIKES

Being allergic to cats – because I’m obsessed with them.

Janet is the BB team oxygen tank. Literally, we could not breathe without her. She keeps this place in order and never huffs or puffs.  Perhaps it’s her roots from being a well traveled kiddo. From Korea to Canada, her passport has been in more places than yours (probably). We will do everything we can to bring her back to LA when she travels so she doesn’t stay where she travels to. Even if it’s bribing her with private roller skating lessons because we all know she would do anything to be a pro on wheels.

janet@bobbyberk.com
Contributor

Zach Feldman

LIKES

Working out and cooking.  And my dog, Marco.

DISLIKES

People who take themselves too seriously. Oh, and black licorice.

Zach is a new transplant straight (sorry boys, he’s straight/sorry ladies, he’s engaged) from Kansas City. His midwest demeanor is obvious because of his gentleman ways. To a fault, he even laughs at his own jokes. That’s LITERALLY how nice he is.  Zach is the life of the party and the first to try something new. Maybe that’s what makes him such a great chef, his risks go beyond his dishes but certainly don’t end when the karaoke begins.

zach@bobbyberk.com