|Andi Pepper brings to each project her extensive background, interest and involvement in fine arts. Her interest in interior design was first sparked in school, where she realized she could apply her knowledge of sculpture and painting to large commercial interiors; the idea of using space as a clean palette empowered her and allowed her to take a fresh and personalized approach to interior design which she has developed to this day.
Pepper received her bachelor's of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Painting from Moore College of the Arts in Philadelphia, and a master's degree in Interior Design from Drexel University. In the years immediately following, Pepper designed the Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City's first casino, while also contributing to other hotel and casino projects, including Mountain Shadows Resort Hotel, Trump Plaza, and a small casino in Caracas, Venezuela.
Her successes led to her appointment as design director for The Gotham Hotel (now The Peninsula) in New York City. This project marked her first collaboration with architect Stephen B. Jacobs, whom she would later marry.
In 1982, Pepper founded her own firm, Andi Pepper Interior Design. Her work has included creating contemporary interiors for restaurants; residences, lobbies and public spaces of cooperative and condominium buildings; and commercial interiors, as well as joint hotel and residential projects with her husband's firm, The Stephen B. Jacobs Group.