Michael Newsom, Principal / Designer specializes in providing clients with more than they thought they could afford with fast, simple, affordable design and space planning strategies. In 1992 Michael earned his degree from the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach, California where he then relocated with his family to the Pacific Northwest. He quickly landed a job as an interior designer with Howard Hermanson Design who specialized in high end residential, and as a seasoned design veteran of the Portland community, he taught Michael the ropes.
Later, Michael moved into the commercial side of things working in the Planning Dept. at Intel Corporation for several years. While at Intel Michael was responsible for managing his facilities team at many of the different Intel campuses. This experience put Michael's interior design abilities in front of a multitude of clients with many different needs. While working to coordinate various trades from electricians, movers, and IT people to furniture and flooring folks, Michael successfully completed a wide range of projects on budget and on time. After that Michael went on to spend several years in the contract furnishings industry working with and completing successful projects for clients such as Willamette Industries, Lockheed Martin, Kaiser St. Vincent, US Postal Service, and multiple divisions of the State of Oregon.
Michael's strong passion for design has led him to his own successful design studio where he has partnered with a diverse group of clients, completing a multitude of commercial projects, and many private residences. Michael is a driven and dedicated designer that thinks out of the box, and his talent is showcased throughout every project.
Ronna is our Creative Director and Office Manager. She brings many attributes to the table, some of which include event planning, floral design, graphic design and special events project management. She is our go to person when we need that special something for one of our clients that helps to reflect their personal style or brand.
Trixie, our unpaid intern is a key player, always providing support to whoever needs it most!