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:
As a Business Development Leader for the Healthcare industry, Regina’s role for Design Studio Blue is to develop new business opportunities while strengthening ties with existing clients. Regina’s focus is primarily national Healthcare practices, as she works to build relationships and provide insight on healthcare design capabilities. She specializes in private and public sectors nationally and locally, developing business connections and community relations to position her relationships in the marketplace and achieve the firm’s business goals. Her experience in the industry includes client relationships that span the United States, the Middle East, and South America.
Current community involvement in the following related healthcare affiliations:
“Developing a vast network in any market sector means getting involved with meaningful organizations. I love that I’m able to connect these relationships to designers who can help turn visions into reality.”
Regina enjoys her time with friends, reading, working out, hiking, all things Colorado has to offer for the outdoor lifestyle, and country dancing.
Cathy is the perfect fit for her role as Director of Operations as she has a proven track record of success. In her previous career as a General Manager of Sentry Fire & Safety, Inc, Cathy oversaw three locations, 30 employees, and thousands of customers. Cathy was the direct contact for large contracts such as Jefferson County and Denver Public Schools and is a masterful multitasker. Her passion for the intricate aspects of business operations and customer service are a common theme throughout her impressive career and she has made a seamless transition into our team. When she isn’t working you can find Cathy spending time with her family outdoors, traveling, or being active. She is also a certified personal trainer and avid student of nutrition.
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.
I am a Denver native and attended CSU from 2007-2011 for Interior Design. My personal goals center around my family, continuing to travel the world, and making use of my new scuba certification. Professionally, I aim to grow as a leader in a unique way that prioritizes employees well-being and mental health. I am always looking to grow my knowledge of project types business practices. It is my goal to grow as a leader at Design Studio Blue through project success and mentoring our talent to the next level.
My husband and I spend most of our free time together as much as possible, whether it is riding motorcycles, getting brunch on a Saturday or going to events. I like cooking, although I rarely have time, and I’m a huge foodie so going out to eat is a favorite pastime.
My area of expertise is workplace, however, I have worked on hospitality, multi-family, higher education, science+tech, and T.I. projects. My passion is the experiential component of design and design itself. I am a team leader whose skills range from running a project from start to finish autonomously to managing teams and project management.
Hannah graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies, from the College of Human Environmental Sciences. She was exposed to commercial job sites by her father at an early age, and loved to see the inner skeleton, and listen to his analysis of the spaces that people would one day occupy. She has a strong background in workplace design, and brings her furniture expertise to the DSB repertoire. She has also worked in higher education, high security environments, restaurant, manufacturing/ lab spaces, multi-family, and luxury kitchen/ bath design. Hannah is a leader and fosters community within the teams she supports!
Megan is a University of Colorado, Boulder graduate with a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree. She first became intrigued by architecture when her parents built a home when she was only six years old. Megan still remembers the measuring scale and seeing the finish selection process. Megan loves the puzzle aspect of design and figuring out how all the pieces should fit together to make a cohesive design. Her favorite phase of the design process is construction administration when the design comes to fruition and when all the trades work together to bring all of the technical details to life.
Katie’s interest in all things art and design began at a very young age. She has always had a fascination in the design process of architecture, interior design, and construction as well as a passion for creating spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional, relevant, and reflect the community that the project is located in. She also loves the forever changing industry and the ability to always learn more to design better for people. Katie has worked on jobs for a commercial architecture firm in Cleveland, OH, as well as a residential interiors firm in Rochester, NY. What interests Katie the most about interiors is the ability to impact a person’s physical and mental well being, bettering the lives of occupants. What Katie enjoys most about her role as Junior Interior Designer is that she gets to see all aspects of the design process and continue to learn new things along the way.