Who we are:
Paula does not shy away from taking risks or digging deeper. She is energized by the challenge of bringing you great results.
Founder | Lead Designer
Her aesthetic? She loves color and how the light affects it. She loves classic design elements and mixing them with new materials, finishes, colors, and textures. She enjoys bringing out your personal style, and collaborating with you to create something fabulous.
Paula graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and then later went on to receive additional credentials and experience in both Design and Education. Yet, what is most important is her real world experience of working with builders, architects, artists, designers, home and business owners and other design firms. She knows how to navigate the nuances of the industry and how to deliver.
- The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, B.A. Fine Arts
- The Marchutz School of Art, Aix-en-Provence, France, The Frank Benny Memorial Prize
- Bellevue College, Bellevue, Washington, Graphic Design Certificate Program
Designer | Photography
Chris has been a designer with BD since December of 2016. Pushing the boundaries of Contemporary Design, he thinks in three dimensions and numbers with creative and technical expertise. Chris’s abililties on Auto Cad, has added a new dimension to BD, bringing kitchen, bath and cabinet design from the drafting table into reality. With his years of professional experience as an Aeronautical Engineer, we are lucky to have him now in the creative fields. Chris holds a B.S.E. and M.S.E. from the University of Michigan.
Co-founder | Administrator
With a rich and creative background, Tim co-founded Belltown Design with Paula. With humble beginnings as a blog, Tim’s word-smithing and computer expertise helped to attract an eager audience so Belltown Design could begin to fly. He supports the overall operations at the office, keeps track of the books, assists with project purchases, tracking and deliveries, and vets contractors and subcontractors. As a professional, Tim has been the creative impetus behind many musical collaborations, and his appreciation for the arts and design of all types, makes him a great support behind the scenes.