Meet our team. Their skills and unique set of strengths are integral to Design Studio Blue.
Rebecca Brennan, RID, CID, CHID, EDAC, IIDA, LEED AP, has been following her creative passion through the practice of interior design. In 1997, Rebecca graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentrated in Interior Design degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She went on to embark on a successful interior design career developing experience while working in different design environments including a furniture dealership, architectural design firms, and an interior design firm. All provided specialized experiences to form her well-rounded knowledge and skills in all aspects of interior design and construction. Her gained knowledge and refined skillset have allowed her to create interior environments for healthcare, corporate, municipal, and retail clients. Along with education, skills, and experience, Rebecca is a firm believer in continued growth through certification. Rebecca became a board certified healthcare interior designer through AAHID and serves as Past-President of the national certification board. She is a specialist in the areas of evidence-based design, sustainable design, lean project delivery, and healthcare interior design.
She holds the following certifications:
Leslie has always had a great interest in design and space planning. Over the past few years, she has discovered that her true joy is in the production side of the design process. She enjoys mastering design software so that it is a tool that brings the final design to life. Leslie is a very detailed oriented person and sees the importance of organization, communication, and the technical side of design.
Vega has always had a great interest in planning and creating organization and structure to complex projects. She is versed in all phases and stages of the design process from programming through construction administration.
Her experience includes healthcare and corporate office design. She enjoys working with different trades and has great communication skills. She has high attention to details with an interest in how things are constructed, from millwork to walls and ceilings. With Vega’s diverse educational background, she can approach problems from different perspectives that result in innovative solutions.
Emily’s passion for Interior Design grows with each new project. Her 12 years of experience includes Corporate and Retail Design with a specialty in Healthcare Interior Design and Architecture. Emily has been managing projects ranging from 2,000-100,000 SF from initial programming meetings to final punch lists. Her education and experience with healthcare-related projects allow her to create interior environments that meet the demands of tenants, hospitals, and Physicians.
Kelli Falardo, CID, IIDA, has always had a passion for creating spaces that uplift the human spirit. Her design approach is based on an innate desire to elevate a person’s overall experience in a space, as well as create the best environment for the end user in an effort for them to perform the best they can. This passion has led her to specialize in healing environments. Her experience includes not only critical access hospitals, pediatric hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care units, behavioral health facilities, but also corporate office relocations and remodels.
As a Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager, her role allows her the opportunity to improve the overall project experience by keeping the project on time, and on budget, while keeping the client’s overall goals a priority.
Kelli steps into the role of Associate at Design Studio Blue and will participate in the firm’s overall interior design strategy, marketing efforts, and will develop new business in the Denver, CO and Minneapolis, MN markets.