She’s our in-house cultural anthropologist, a detail-driven partner, designer and trend director. Her art is creating functional, evocative spaces. Kristie’s designs invite dialogue, nostalgia—engagement. She connects the dots between function, trends and timeless design.
Kristie is focused on designing experiences that speak to clients’ passions while guiding them through the process from ideation to completion. She’s known for innovative, strategic brand development. And, we love how she integrates travel and art into her designs. In this way, she applies a global sensibility to our clients’ brand visions.
Kristie has supported the growth of Richardson Design from its infancy, when she dissolved her own firm to join forces with Scott, and has since been named a Partner at the firm. Their natural partnership over the years has created a solid foundation for delivering impactful design results for clients and expanding every facet of the company—from interior design to graphic design and trend forecasting. Kristie has also worked in partnership to grow the businesses of many of the studio’s key clients. One is Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, which was featured in Restaurant Development + Design. Kristie is NCIDQ certified, a professional member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) and an avid trend forecaster.
Kristie Oldham Design, Bay Village, OH
Process Creative Studios, Cleveland, OH
Arris Group, Cleveland, OH
Education: University of Cincinnati, BS, Interior Design
Dream Destination: Croatia
Biggest Design Lesson to Date: Be clear and honest with your clients and contractors. Check everything 3 times.
Era of Inspiration: 1930—1950 International Style Architecture, Art Deco & Art Nouveau