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.
Jessica is a versatile interior & lighting designer skilled in healthcare, hospitality & corporate projects for both new construction and tenant improvement. She has worked at a variety of firms before landing at Design Studio Blue. These experiences have shaped her to be well- rounded in knowledge and skill in all aspects of interior design and construction.
Jessica is extensively experienced in drawing documentation. Utilizing strong analytical skills to create realistic 3D renderings that convey the final design accurately. As an expert with many years of experience in AutoCAD and Revit, she is a leader to those around her in developing and mentoring operation productions.
In addition, Jessica is able to manage a project from end-to-end, including managing client expectations and multi-disciplinary coordination, while adhering to project timelines.
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.
Kira graduated in 2020 from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture and Design, and a minor in Construction Management. Kira has always been intrigued by both the technical and creative sides of Interior Design, especially related to healthcare, which led her to intern at Design Studio Blue. She sparked a passion into research-based design while working alongside her college professor, post-graduation, on eye tracking and virtual reality studies.
With her experience in Construction Management, she understands various sides of the design process and implements this knowledge into the execution of design documents. Many of the design programs utilized in the field amaze her, and she is always keen to learn the next new thing related to this ever changing technology. Overall, she is passionate about interior design and overjoyed to be working in such a purposeful field. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.