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:
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.
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.
Jennifer brings a broad range of experience from Design Studio Blue. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Montana State University, which included a tour of Europe. Jennifer also brings a strong understanding of the code and permitting process as she served as a City Planner for the City of Raton. Jennifer also enjoys refinishing vintage furniture. She has also owned her own design firm. The breadth and depth of her experience makes her a skilled addition to the DSB team. She has spent the last few years honing her interiors skills on large scale senior living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities throughout the United States. It was these most recent projects which solidified her passion for creating spaces which help improve people’s lives and their relationships with the built world.
Fernanda graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design with an emphasis in Sustainable Design from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Fernanda has a passion for designing spaces that are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing to allow those who use the space to thrive. She has worked on renovations and new-builds throughout all phases of design. She has spent the past few years expanding her skills, working in senior living, which led her to discover new approaches in which a designer can contribute to society by improving people’s environments. Fernanda especially enjoys the design software as well as the concept development portion of a project, when goals and objectives are established through critical thinking, strategic planning, and visioning, and finally culminating into a tangible product for her clients.