founder + creative director
Allison is the Founder and Creative Director of Open Studio Collective. She is an 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.
She 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 at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and a regular design contributor to the Wy’East Wolfpack and Wy’East Sisterhood supporting her love for trail running, health and wellness, and the outdoors.
Allison is a licensed Architect in the State of Oregon.
design lead, interiors & architecture
Georgia began her career in a design-build studio where she honed her love for details and environmental qualities within design. While at the firm, she worked on a variety of projects that were later nominated for The Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards. Her international experience includes exhibited work at the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, and she was awarded a travel scholarship that offered her the opportunity to interview and study the works of Pritzker prize winner Peter Zumthor.
Georgia is passionate about innovating new design techniques and developing strong details and stories for every project. At OSC, Georgia works on all scales and functions 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.
art director (not pictured)
Jessica is an Art Director with over 7 years experience in the Branding industry. After graduating with a BFA in Packaging Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Jessica changed direction and set out to pursue a career in Branding. While working in a Coordinator position at Haus Los Angeles — the Levi’s showroom and event space in West Hollywood — she was introduced to the niche world of Brand Spaces, Event Design, Retail Design, and Environmental Graphics.
Post Haus Los Angeles, Jessica moved on to work as a Freelance Designer and Art Director for agencies and clients both in the Los Angeles area and around the country. She has Art Directed on projects for Everlane, Nike, Beats by Dre, KCRW, and Old Navy and continues to consult as an Art Director for Open Studio Collective. At Open Studio Collective, Jessica worked as Art Director of Branding and Graphics for Knot Springs, Barre 3, Nike Vapor HQ, Nike Tiempo HQ, and Nike Tokyo HQ.
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).
junior architectural designer
Prior to joining OSC, Melina learned about custom furniture design and carpentry while working in an interior and furniture design studio in Mexico, specializing in single-family homes. After graduating from the University of Maryland with her undergraduate degree, she took time off to travel throughout Italy, learning Italian and traveling to historic sites. Melina completed her Master’s Degree in Architecture at The University of Oregon and was awarded the Betty Peting Travel Scholarship upon graduation, where she returned to Italy to study sustainable and historic design approaches in landscape architecture.
Danner | YARD | Knot Springs | Nike | Upswell | Clemson University | Barre 3 | Tone Fitness | The Nature Conservancy | Freeland Spirits | Free Public Wine Company
2018 AIA Portland “Citation Award” for El Nido Residence
2018 IIDA Design Excellence Awards “Impact Award” for Labventure at Gulf of Maine Research Institute (A collaboration with Upswell)
2018 IIDA Design Excellence Awards “Honorable Mention” for Freeland Spirits Tasting Room
2018 Oregon Home Awards “Structure and Style: Build” for El Nido
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)