As a successful residential design professional, your time is valuable. Perhaps you want extra help, but don’t have the time or energy to find, hire, and train additional staff. Maybe you desperately want to concentrate on building your business, yet you find yourself being spread too thin, taking on duties you truly don’t have the time or desire to do.

I can help.

As an interior designer experienced in everything from doing the grunt work to developing detailed drawings and selecting high-end finishes, I can hit the ground running, allowing you the time to get back to doing what you truly want to do.


My clients can select from a range of professional services provided on an as needed basis.

“The Grunt Work”
Let’s be honest: You don’t want to do this work

· Memo/Sample Returns
· Obtaining Price and Stock Information
· Business or Personal Errands
· Office/Resource Room Organization
· Resource Library Updating
· Assistant at Meetings

“The Inner Workings”
Necessary design tasks that you generally do not have time for

· Field Measure
· Interior Architectural Drawings
· Redlined Drawing Updates
· Furniture Plans
· Fabric, Finish, and Furnishings Selection
· Specification Documentation
· Design/Mood Board Composition

“The Mother of Invention”
Specialized services that you may not provide that can add value to your projects

· Kitchen and Bath Design
· Custom Cabinet Layout and Design
· Space Planning for Remodel
· Custom Furniture Design

All service packages are tailored to your specific needs.
Let’s chat about how we can work together on your next project.


Heather Zappo, owner of Parallel Designworks, attended Dakota County Technical College in Minnesota and graduated with honors, earning an AAS Degree in Interior Design and Sales. Heather started her design career in 1998 and has worked for two renowned local interior design firms and a high-end custom cabinet shop. As a result, she has become very proficient at CAD drafting, space planning, kitchen and bath design, custom cabinetry design, and finish and furnishings selection.

Heather started Parallel Designworks because she noticed a need for CAD drafting and design support services within the residential interior design field. She saw this as an opportunity to provide à la carte services to busy interior designers on an as-needed basis. With strong CAD skills, an impeccable eye for detail, and familiarity with local showrooms and vendors, Heather can provide her clients with experienced and efficient assistance in virtually any aspect of the design process.

As a mother of two grown children and a wife of a supportive husband, Heather likes to spend her free time with family and friends. She enjoys camping in the summer with her husband, designing colorful paper craft projects, or watching suspenseful true crime TV shows. She is an avid learner and is always looking to expand on current skills or to develop new ones.