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I’m A.J., owner & lead designer at Native DesignWorks.

Image by Yoyo Dy

If you feel drawn to nature & love the positive effects produced by the natural world & moss art… you're in the right place.


If you’d like to increase your productivity (or the productivity in your workplace), saving you one of your most valuable resources - time, let’s talk!


If you’d like to improve your health & well being by reducing your cortisol (stress producing hormone) levels, our moss walls can do that! 


If you’re interested in creating more joy & happiness in your life through the uplifting benefits of biophilic design, we are here to help you make that happen.


Don’t just take my word for it - scientifically backed research by countless individuals, universities, & organizations have proven the positive benefits that nature has on people.

A born & raised 3rd generation Miami Native, I’m currently residing a few hours North in St. Augustine, Fl.


For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt deeply connected to nature, very aware of the positive effects on me during & after a day outside. With Biscayne Bay as my playground, I grew up boating, fishing, & playing watersports. I’ve always appreciated how the refreshing salt water & sunshine would cleanse my soul & revitalize my body.


On Sundays, me & my cousins, aunts, uncles, great aunts, parents, & grandparents would gather at my great-grandmother's house for Spaghetti Sunday. Across the street was an old and enormous ficus tree that my cousins & I would play in. Imagining ourselves as Tarzan & Jane of the jungle, we would swing from the roots of the ficus, play hide & seek & dig for lost treasure. I felt at home, protected, & free in that tree. 




I’ve also always had this internal draw to interior & exterior design, architecture, & the arts.


Some other passions of mine include creativity, cooking, fishing, music, physical fitness & entrepreneurship. Later in life - spirituality, personal growth, & mental fit-ness have played into the mix. 


Fueled by creativity, I’ve often felt pulled in many directions. I began my school career in design & landscape architecture & ended in Hospitality Management. I’ve had jobs in both fields, both for myself as well as working for others. I’ve had failures & successes with all of them. I believe we are on a continuous, life-long learning, healing, & growing experience. It took me a long time to realize my combination of interests & skills could serve both my soul & others through biophilic art & design.


My company was built to fulfill this inherent desire to create therapeutic interior environments by connecting people to the outdoor world using natural design elements, like moss. 

Image by Zach Reiner

So how can I best serve you?


If you have an idea in mind I’d love the opportunity to co-create the natural art project of YOUR dreams. 


If you feel like this sparks an interest in you but you don’t quite know what you're looking for yet, let’s start there.


If you feel drawn to one of our collection pieces, perfect!


Thank you for taking the time to visit us, with utmost gratitude & appreciation that you are here. Send us an email to or fill out our contact form so we can connect & create!




A.J. (Ashley Jordan) Schild





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