founder + creative director
Allison is the Founder and Creative Director of Open Studio Collective. She is a anti-disciplinary designer with a background in both graphic design and architecture. With over 18 years of design experience, her work includes award-winning architecture and graphic design– including several years working in global retail design at Nike, Inc, residential design at Carney Logan Burke Architects and prototype display design at Urban Outfitters.
Allison founded Open Studio Collective with the idea of keeping an open mind in all things in the design process: mediums, typologies, and relationships with clients and collaborators, to name a few. Allison enjoys working at all scales, and if her tool belt or hard hat is involved, she will be there.
Allison holds a degree in graphic design from Indiana University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon. She is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and a regular design contributor to Wy’East Trail Sisters organization supporting her love for trail running, health and wellness, and the outdoors.
design lead, interiors & architecture
Georgia began her career working in a design-build studio where she honed in on her love for details and environmental qualities within a design. Her international experience includes her work being exhibited in the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, as well as being awarded a travel scholarship where she was able to interview and study the works of Pritzker prize winner Peter Zumthor.
Georgia’s passion lies in innovating new design techniques, building strong details, and threading together stories for each individual project. At OSC she has worked on all scales of design; architectural, interiors, digital, wayfinding, and brand collateral.
Georgia holds a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Arizona State University and Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
Caitlin enjoys exploring the experiences and relationships between objects, people, and spaces. Her love for innovation and materiality seamlessly connect her coordination skills to the world of design. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Caitlin specializes in team organization & scheduling, proposal writing, project management, fee plans and cost projections. She oversees all aspects of OSC's traffic and production, as well as the studio itself.
Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University with a focus in Liberal Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
With a passion for environmentally sustainable design, Dylan has completed several environmentally influenced public art pieces, working in both design and fabrication. He is constantly experimenting with furniture in his wood shop, looking at how materials and small details can be scaled up to larger scale design solutions.
Prior to working at OSC, Dylan has worked for several design studios in Portland including Skylab Architecture, Fieldwork Design and Architecture, Scott Edwards Architecture LLP as well as consulting for exhibit design firms and brand agencies such as Denton Cardew Design.
Dylan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Oregon and participated at the Emily Carr School of Art and Design Vancouver, B.C. International AAA study abroad program as a guest student.
senior designer, graphic
Karina has spent the last 7 years working on anything from brand identities, letterpress, apparel, and catalogs, to art directing photo shoots, email and web design, social media execution for brands, and creating multi-platform campaigns. She believes that good work comes from foundations built on curiosity, respect, determination, and collaborative teamwork. Karina spends her personal time practicing painting, hand lettering, illustration, pattern making, and seeking new skills.
Karina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from George Fox University.
designer, interiors & architecture
Laurel is an architectural designer from Oregon. With a deep respect for the natural world, her design work seeks to create space that connects and inspires people through nature and the arts. Her professional experience includes working with local firms specializing in residential, commercial, and winery design. She is fascinated by the intersection of art and design—always seeking inspiration and new skills, she continues her education through art practices such as analogue photography and ceramic arts. In addition to her studies, Laurel has traveled to nineteen countries. Her experiences around the world continue to influence her designs and inspire her to create impactful spaces.
Laurel holds a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Oregon with special interest in sustainability and environmental studies. She was awarded the Clara E Nasholm scholarship in 2014 for furthering women in architecture.
architectural collaborator (not pictured)
Jared Abraham is a designer, critic and collaborator at Open Studio Collective where he has consulted on several projects, including El Nido SW and the Terrace Residence. Throughout his 12 years in Portland, Jared has worked with notable architects Thomas Hacker, Ben Waechter and Thomas Robinson. Most recently Jared was an Associate at Allied Works Architecture, where he lead the design of several award-winning projects including the Sokol Blosser Winery, Dundee, Oregon. Jared earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Design at the University of Oregon (’07) and his Masters of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture (’16).
Danner | YARD | Knot Springs | Nike | Upswell | Clemson University | Barre 3 | Tone Fitness
2016 IIDA Design Excellence Awards “Honorable Mention” for Tone Fitness
2015 IIDA Design Excellence Awards “Impact Award” for The Clemson Experience (A collaboration with Upswell)
2015 IIDA Design Excellence Awards “People’s Choice Award” for The Clemson Experience (A collaboration with Upswell)