Our Team

Meet our team. Their skills and unique set of strengths are integral to Design Studio Blue.

Rebecca Brennan

Rebecca Brennan

Principal | Founder
About Rebecca

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:

  • Nevada Registered Interior Designer
  • Georgia Registered Interior Designer
  • Minnesota Certified Interior Designer
  • Certified Healthcare Interior Designer
  • Evidence-Based Design Certification
  • Lean Construction Institute Core Group leader
  • IIDA Professional Member
  • NCIDQ Certificate Holder
  • LEED AP Certificate Holder

Emily Zabel

About Emily

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.

  • IIDA

Jennifer Perlow

Director of Art Services
About Jennifer

Jennifer Perlow has been a leader in healing arts for over 20 years, using her knowledge, passion and commitment to create healing spaces for clients, patients, visitors and staff. A longtime consultant for Design Studio Blue, Jennifer joined the team as our Director of Art Services in 2023. In this role, she leads our full-service art division while providing excellent service to valued clients and supporting our growth in cities across the nation. Jennifer’s past accomplishments include founding PS Art Consulting and leading healthcare art consulting services at H&P Consultants and LewisGraham Art Consultants. Jennifer has a passion for the arts and years of experience working with a network of national artists. She excels at sourcing unique requests, coordinating one-of-a-kind pieces and brilliantly curating reproductions to fit all budgets. Her degree in psychology helps her to develop trusting and compassionate relationships with clients.

Cathy Flagg

Director of Operations
About Cathy

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.

Dee Coyle, Senior Interior Designer, Project manager

Dee Coyle

Senior Interior Designer
About Dee

Dee has 30 years of experience in Interior Design, focusing on Healthcare Design for the last 17 years. She is a Certified Healthcare designer and continues to actively research new products and educate herself on interior design developments for healthcare settings. She has worked on clinics, MOB’s, hospitals, physical therapy centers, outpatient surgery centers, behavioral health facilities and many other types of healthcare related facilities.

She believes that healthcare facilities can and should be destinations of choice. She carefully curates her interiors to create a sense of welcome and serenity for patients, guests and staff. Every product chosen must contribute to the overall aesthetic and be easy to maintain for an extended life cycle.

Lauren Leask

Senior Interior Designer
About Lauren

Lauren graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Interior Design. Lauren has always enjoyed working in the creative field and discovered interior design while initially pursuing a photography degree. Consequently her favorite phase of the process comes at the end when the whole design has pulled together and is pristine and new. She loves the staging and coordinating processes that occur in this stage before everything is ready to be photographed and enjoyed by the public.

Megan Meek

Senior Designer
About Megan

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.

Megan Howard

Junior Interior Designer
About Megan

Megan graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in terior and design. Megan’s favorite thing about interior design is the detail that goes into each process and being able to see a project go from ideas to a physical building.

Jacklyn Williams

Marketing Coordinator
About Jacklyn

Jacklyn is a self-taught graphic designer with almost two decades of experience. She specializes in web, print, and brand design, digital marketing, and content creation. Her marketing background includes working in B2B and B2C agencies, with start-ups and business owners, small businesses, and ad agencies – both as a freelancer and in-house designer. Jacklyn’s passion for design in the marketing space allows her to see from multiple perspectives, creating eye-catching products with a purpose behind every design element with value in strategy. Brands Jacklyn has worked with include Under Armour, Hines, Ares Wealth Management, 2U, and many others. However, it’s not always about design aesthetics and marketing tactics, her passion for design runs a tight race with the fitness world – once being a personal trainer and fitness coach, you can find her in the gym early mornings before most people are pouring their first cup of coffee.

Interested in joining our team?