MEET THE TEAM
Transforming your home into a beautiful space that reflects your personality is an exciting and fun process, but one that requires mastery of details and industry knowledge to execute successfully. Partnering with Design Studio ensures you’ll benefit from the professional experience and expertise of our team and be rewarded with a home you love.
Judy Goldman is an entrepreneur; a Cordon Bleu-trained chef; a philanthropist; a banker; a wife; a mother; and the CEO and owner of Design Studio Interior Solutions and Front Range Design Center.
Judy runs both businesses – paying the bills, negotiating the contracts, slaying the dragons, and supporting her team so that they are free to take care of our clients and deliver extraordinary design.
During her 20 years in finance, she worked in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco banking fortune 500, middle-market, and high net worth clientele. She founded a business strategy consulting company and catering company. Now, a full-time resident of Boulder, CO, she created Design Studio Interior Solutions, an interior design firm, and Front Range Design Center, an FF&E, warehousing, inventory management, procurement, and logistics company servicing the building trade — architects, builders, designers, and contractors. Both companies focus on delivering exceptional client experiences with a budget-forward approach. Judy is an active supporter of community-based charities such as Boulder’s Blue Sky Bridge and the JCC.
senior vice president | designer | ASID, NCIDQ
Candace was one of 100 cowgirls who rode their horses to raise money for charity; she island hopped in Hawaii for five years; and backpacked through Mexico for one youthful winter.
At Design Studio she is the Director of the Design Department where she oversees every design decision — from floor plan to final accessory.
Candace is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and has served on the ASID board in past years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and has been trained in all aspects of interior design, home remodeling, and creating custom-designed furnishings to clients’ specifications. She has instructed at design schools and at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Candace has worked on numerous projects and offices in Colorado, California, Hawaii, France, and Shanghai, and she has designed rooms in several ASID Design House Projects. Candace is committed to creating clients’ homes and spaces with the highest standards of professional excellence.
senior vice president | showroom & client services
Victoria Maxwell has been a Tony-nominated Broadway producer, the producer of a ground-breaking independent film, a top-selling sales associate at Ralph Lauren, and a Pilates instructor.
Now a Certified Interior Decorator and Stylist, Victoria runs and merchandises our retail showroom, manages our vendors, and researches décor product for all of our projects.
Victoria is a lover of movies, Broadway musicals, and costumes. As a Broadway and film producer she is a two-time Tony Award nominee for the musical revivals of Damn Yankees and Bells Are Ringing; her production of Dinner With Friends was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; and her motion picture Jeffrey, starring Steven Weber, Patrick Stewart, and Sigourney Weaver, broke box office records in New York, LA, and San Francisco. She served as Account Supervisor at Russek Advertising, Director of Business Development for Seed Creative, and as the Creative Consultant for the Stamford Center for the Arts where she developed the Annual Fringe Festival of New American Plays. As a top-selling sales associate at Ralph Lauren, she dressed her clients for everything from weddings, political speeches, and television appearances to romantic dates. She taught Pilates for seven years and believes that we all need to flex, extend and rotate daily. A born and raised New Yorker, she finds life in Colorado wildly, and deliciously, different.
CECILIA HANOVER, LEED AP
vice president | interior architect & designer
Cecilia grew up in Northern Mexico surrounded by stunning natural beauty. While traveling with friends and family — especially inside her country — she developed a love for Pre-Hispanic, Colonial and later, contemporary Mexican art and architecture. Through strong family and friendship bonds, she learned the enriching value of community and how all aspects of design contribute to this value. She majored in Architecture at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, later focusing on architectural and commercial interiors, with the goal of improving the life experience of her clients through aesthetics.
For over 12 years Cecilia worked at Dash Design in New York City. She was responsible for architectural design direction, design development and project management for hotels, restaurants, retail locations, residential buildings, co-working spaces and senior living communities. Her clients included The Draftsman (an Autograph Collection hotel), Le Meridien Dania Beach, Hotel Commonwealth, Heartis Yardley and Buckhead, Renaissance Hotels, Godiva retail stores in Asia and Europe, and multiple Urban Farmer restaurant locations.
Prior to working at Dash Design, Cecilia worked in Monterrey, Mexico at 103 Grupo de Diseno as an architectural designer, participating in residential, urban, corporate and institutional projects.
assistant vice president | project manager
Dylan Deeds has played trombone in a ska band, traveled the coast of Costa Rica solo on a motorcycle, and has his eye on racing his motorcycle to the top of Pike’s Peak.
A combination of Steve McQueen and Steve Jobs, Dylan is the Operations Manager at Design Studio Interior Solutions. He ensures our projects are completed on time, on budget, with a smile on our clients’ faces the whole time.
Originally from California, he studied both Architecture and Business Administration, bringing the best of both worlds together through a love for technology, functionality and art. He was top of his class in Architecture and in Graphic/Web Design. Dylan strongly believes that beauty and functionality do not have to be independent of each other. An avid camper, he recently added a rooftop tent to his truck to avoid sharing his tent with bears.
Rick Burns has flipped his motorcycle on the Golden Gate Bridge, has jumped out of a plane in the dark, and makes the most delicious Cadillac Margaritas.
At Design Studio he is a Project Manager charged with keeping our clients’ projects running on time, on budget and hassle-free.
Rick grew up working on his grandfather’s 32-acre avocado and lemon orchard where he later helped to create and install an automated irrigation system with soil saturation meters that could be monitored by satellite from anywhere in the world. He is a Certified Technician for Volkswagen; Yamaha Motorcycles; and holds a Universal EPA 608 HVAC certification. He served in the US Army for four years. He is currently restoring a 1968 Mercedes Benz and on the weekends you can find him hiking or camping with his eight-month-old, insanely adorable, Golden Retriever named Ruger.
Paige Leonard, originally from Spring Green, WI – the site of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, came of age influenced by Wright’s work. His work inspired her to pursue her career path. A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Paige majored in Interior Architecture and Design with a minor in Art History. During her time at MIAD, she co-founded the school’s first ASID chapter.
After graduation she joined Ekay Interior Systems Inc. where she helped design more than 300 McDonald’s worldwide. In addition, she worked with the firm’s education department where she designed school cafeterias and admirative lounge areas.
When she is not creating amazing interior plans at Design Studio, you can find her skateboarding around her new city of Boulder, with her dog Sunny, growing a garden, knitting a scarf, or making candles.
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