Crystal began her career as a Designer & Project Manager working on various Hospitality and Restaurant projects. She has been with Bar Napkin Productions for over 3 years now where she has honed her skills as a Project Manager.
How would you describe your style of design?
Modern with a touch of the classic details that no one should be without.
What are some ways that you stay inspired?
I try to notice beauty in all forms throughout my day. If everyone would take a minute, step back and really appreciate their surroundings, the world would be a more beautiful place.
Describe your creative process.
I like to get to know everything about the client first, to really understand what they want from a space and keep that in the forefront of my mind during the duration of the project. As long as you circle back to your initial objective throughout the process, it will be a successful design.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
There is always a challenge that comes up during construction where you have to adjust your way of thinking, and potentially the design, to move forward due to a condition you could not have foreseen. It sometimes turns out even better than originally intended, but takes a bit of work to come to a solution during the process.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing the final product you have been working so hard on for so long come to life.
Why did you decide to go into the design industry?
I wanted to really enjoy my job, and want to come into work every day. When I was younger I met a designer and instantly knew from watching her that I had to do that.
What are some fun projects that you’re currently working on right now?
We are working on some fun things for Harkins right now, and that is all I can say!
Is there a project that you are especially proud of?
T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms is a project that is close to my heart. I have been working with that property for many years, and it is great to have a hand in designing such an iconic place in the valley.
Provide us with a few images that speak to you.
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• Becoming a mother was a defining moment in my life. It is one of the most challenging yet rewarding things I have ever done and I cannot wait to see what this little person I created grows up to be.
• Outside of design, I love to do yoga to release the mind and nourish the body. There is something so beautiful about the human form.
• Lighting is truly one of the most important aspects of design. It has the power to create or change the mood, and without it, you could not appreciate any design since you would not be able to see it!
• The floor is the largest canvas in a space, and a well-placed flooring pattern can make the design.