Our process is easy-going, collaborative and responsive. Smiling and laughing will definitely be involved. We put listening first. We believe that design is in the details. Everyone on our staff, from the principal designer to our showroom assistant, is detail-oriented. Not to mention relentlessly human and down-to-earth. Even though we are an award-winning firm with a national presence, there are no prima donnas here. That’s just not our style.
Garrison Hullinger is an interior designer with a passion for creating interior environments that are as warm and beautiful as they are comfortable and functional. He brings a deep understanding of color, form, and construction to all of the firm’s work, and insists that each client’s style is faithfully yet surprisingly interpreted in every aspect of their project. Perhaps his greatest asset is the ability to instantly see the potential in any space and to artfully facilitate transformation - keeping in mind every detail - from start to finish.
Take a closer look at Garrison’s journey in becoming a successful small business owner, marketing expert, and top-notch interior designer.
GHID’s work continues to be featured in print and digital magazines including, Wall Street Journal, Embark Magazine, Portrait Of Portland, Gray Magazine, House Of Fifty + more!
Alison graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Since joining GHID in 2001, she has gained experience in residential and multifamily design and has focused on designing functional living spaces that are unique to each environment and client. She manages a team of designers and promotes a collaborative atmosphere as her team works across departments. Additionally, Alison is our charity ambassador and has created several award-winning design installations for charities that include HBF, Molly’s Fund, Angel Tree Project, and Providence Festival of Trees.
Collin graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Agricultural Business Management. His diverse educational and workplace backgrounds have played well with the various clients and projects he has worked on over the past 5 years. Collin leverages his past experience as lead designer & project manager at GHID to design and oversee new construction and home remodeling projects of all scopes and sizes. Collin is an active member in NKBA and plans to sit for his NCIDQ exam early next year.
Hannah graduated from Oregon State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in interior design. As a senior designer with over 12 years of experience in commercial interior design, her career has led her to work all over the country on various project types. Recently relocating back to Portland after working in New York City for many years, Hannah brings her expertise on large scale projects to GHID. She is an NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited designer who is passionate about sustainability, design excellence, and lifestyle improvement through the power of design.
Jon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Architectural Design from California State University Long Beach. After working in the field of interior architectural design for eight years, he taught at CSULB for two years. During that time, he spearheaded a study abroad program for students of design and fine arts. Following that he returned to school and completed a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.
Tiffany graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Interior Design. A serendipitous move to Germany brought exposure to both exquisite, historic architecture and seriously modern interiors. This exposure transformed her artistic ambitions into a true devotion for creating beautiful, livable interiors with uncommon personality. She has almost 15 years of experience in high-end residential, resort, and hospitality design. Tiffany truly enjoys the challenges brought forth by a wide variety of clientele.
Candace graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Architecture and Design. She has a variety of design experience, including commercial, hospitality and residential interiors. Candace is a LEED Green Associate and strives for the highest level of design with a sustainable focus. Inspired by her true love for fine arts and sculpture, much of her design work pushes the creative envelope and brings a unique attention to detail with forms, texture and color.
Kalie received her Bachelor of Science in both Interior Design and Housing Studies from Oregon State University. Kalie has experience in both residential and commercial design, with a strong focus in design & human environment. Since joining GHID, she has worked on many residential projects ranging from expansive remodels to new home construction. She describes seeing projects through their entirety and experiencing the client’s final reaction as one of the most fulfilling and rewarding aspects of being a designer.
Emily graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture. She also apprenticed at Aprovecho Sustainable Education Center where she received hands-on experience building natural & green designed homes. She offers over 5 years experience in high-end residential and commercial design, with a focus on sustainable living and construction. Emily’s love for art and design has allowed her to express her creativity through innovative interiors. Emily is currently working towards her LEED and NCIDQ certification.
Kayla grew up in Idaho, where she developed a passion for drawing and adventuring in the outdoors. She earned her Bachelor of Interior Design with minors in architecture and art at the University of Idaho. Upon graduating, Kayla moved to San Diego, CA where she gained experience in multiple areas of the design field including solar design, architecture, and interior design. Before transplanting to Portland, she traveled to Cambodia and Thailand where she experienced and was inspired by new cultures and lifestyles. Kayla believes that simplicity is the key to better design.
Laurel Oberst is an interior designer with a love of creating beautiful and environmentally friendly spaces. She graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor's of the Arts in Architectural Studies as well as German Cultural Studies and a minor in Studio Art. Laurel is now part of the FF&E team at GHID working to help clients transform their residential spaces into fully functioning and gorgeous homes. Laurel has experience working in many areas of design: educational environments, senior living communities, affordable housing, model homes, and luxury residential. She brings skills learned from her design experiences to each and every project, ensuring no detail of design is overlooked.
Maggie Reed earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design at Kansas State University. After graduating she relocated to Portland and joined the GHID team shortly after she interned with the firm in early 2015. Her experience of working in a nursing home throughout college brought her a unique understanding of the important role that functional design plays in how easily we interact with our environment and with the people around us. She loves designing spaces that reflect the personality and style of the client, while also being functional and enjoyable.
Nikki received a degree in Interior Design from FIDM in Los Angeles, California. Since graduating in 2004, she has worked in both residential design & housing throughout California. After making the move to Portland, Nikki joined the Interior Architecture Team at GHID. She particularly enjoys working with space planning to create functional and inviting spaces.
Aaron has his Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Design and Drafting from Portland Community College. He is detail-oriented and meticulous with his work, but he is also creative. He spends his free time painting and drawing. His drafting and design experience features work focusing on small homes.
Amanda earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. After graduating, she returned to her hometown of Portland to pursue her career. Amanda brings a unique perspective to the GHID team and enjoys finding inspiration from her time living abroad and her formal artistic training. Her focus is in residential design; creating beautiful, yet functional spaces that are uniquely tailored to her clients' needs. Amanda is currently working towards her NCIDQ certification and plans to pursue her LEED certification in the near future.
Born and raised in Portland, Danielle graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Her career in design was inspired after traveling and living in Sevilla, Spain. The more she explored different cultures and perspectives, the stronger her appreciation grew for the built environment. Upon returning home, she pursued an Associates Degree in Interior Design and joined the Commercial Team at GHID. She is always eager to learn and enjoys taking on projects that push her outside of her comfort zone. She believes successful design should celebrate character and personality, and strives to take a forward-thinking approach to her work.
Tanner graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. After working as a Professor of Industrial Design in North Carolina, he moved back to Portland to pursue a career in design. Tanner brings a multidisciplinary approach to design, and his appreciation and love of fine art and creative thinking inspires all of his work.
Zach grew up in Utah, where he took every available opportunity to learn skills such as construction, drawing, writing, and photography. He took this passion for varied knowledge and earned his Bachelor's of Arts in General Studies at Utah State University, where he was able to use his interdisciplinary education to focus on his interest in Interior Design. Upon graduation, Zach moved to Portland to join the GHID FF&E team and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. He loves skateboarding, making music, and traveling. His breadth of life and work experience has fostered an eclectic design approach and style.
Hailey graduated with a degree in Interior Design from Oregon State University. She has extensive experience working directly with clients to develop and implement unique designs from start to finish. She is extremely detail-oriented and organized, which is evident in her high-quality and cost-effective product specifications. Working closely with vendors and representatives throughout her career, she stays up-to-date with the latest products and solutions within the design industry.
She is passionate about gathering inspiration from her surroundings so that she can implement original ideas for the perfect application.
Sammi is passionate about making work easier and more productive, whether that means streamlining processes or brewing the sixth pot of coffee. After gaining several years of professional experience in her hometown of Denver, Colorado, she has brought her varied set of skills to GHID and made her home in Portland. When she isn’t untangling Garrison's schedule or overseeing administrative processes at GHID, Sammi can be found writing, podcasting, or thinking deep thoughts – thoughts so deep, they justify her Philosophy degree.
Stephanie carries a fondness for connecting with people - whether it is with clients, team members, or a character in a new novel. In her years of administrative experience she has developed a passion for helping others, whether it is developing a new process or lending an extra hand in a project. Stephanie is a New York native but resided in St. Petersburg, FL for several years. She is now delighted to call Portland home. You may find Stephanie in the corner of a coffee shop, nose deep in a new book, being tempted to buy new toys for her two cats, or right here, assisting the GHID design staff while sharing some laughs.