Scott is the founder of this thriving commercial design studio—the visionary. He created a platform where forward-thinking design meets fearless branding and loyal client service, and he’s a true partner to clients. Scott champions their success and supports their business goals with fresh, innovative environmental design solutions. He has built a growing studio based on close-knit relationships—and by overseeing a consistent, streamlined, customer-centric design process.
Scott’s design aesthetic is modern, tailored, simple. He is classic, yet always up on the most current trends. Ultimately, Scott has an innate ability to transform a client’s vision into an experience that makes a statement.
Under Scott’s leadership, the studio has grown exponentially and earned notoriety from industry authorities for hallmark projects including Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ as well as Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, with features in Restaurant Development + Design and VMSD magazines. Scott has positioned the studio as a go-to in the hospitality branding, development and design arena, which is why he was named one of Hospitality Design’s “Minds Behind Restaurant Design.” Most importantly, despite his success, he has an innate sense of humor that draws you in and he never takes himself too seriously.
Richardson delivers a rewarding studio experience to clients while nurturing dynamic careers—and attracting top talent. Richardson Design has become a home for some of the region’s best designers. Scott is awfully proud of that. What’s even more exciting is considering what projects could be next for the ambitious firm.
Education: Cleveland Institute of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Dream Destination: Japan
Era of Inspiration: The American Industrial Revolution
Secret Talent: Well if I tell you, then it’s not so secret anymore, is it?