elaine van someren

studio director

Elaine’s interior design career began in Ireland, where she specialized in hotels, bars and restaurants. Having worked and travelled around the world, she brings extensive international experience in commercial design to Banko. Her 14+ years in the industry spans from corporate offices to senior living to hospitality. As Studio Director of Banko Midwest, Elaine provides leadership in project planning, strong communication and encouragement to team members. Elaine loves being able to bring her skills and expertise to a firm whose main focus is on raising the user’s quality of life and where no two projects are alike.


Dakota County Technical College MN

Associates Degree in Interior Design, 2003


14+ Years

Hospitality • Residential • Senior Living
Corporate • Quality Control •
Project Management