The Team

At Crimson, collaboration is everything. We’re a small team with big commitments–to our clients, to each other, and to great design.

Our Values

Our Founders

Cheryl Stauffer

CEO + Principal

For Cheryl, a great design is about connecting where we’ve been with where we’re going, and a great life is about connecting what we’re doing and who we’re doing it with. And as long as it’s done with gratitude and in beauty, with plenty of unexpected discoveries along the way…and with enough time to host a great party, Cheryl is one very happy CEO (+ wife + mother + friend + beauty obsessive.)

Luis Stauffer

President

My favorite corner of my home is either poolside in the summer or by the fireplace in our den during the winter

My most prized possession is my passport!

The most inspiring part of my job is watching those around me “hit it out of the ballpark”

Our Team

Outside of the office you can find me enjoying outdoors through travel/gardening or inside baking/cooking for family and friends

I'm never not looking for a new recipe or food to try

Amy Wilcox

COO

The most inspiring part of my job is We have an amazing team that I love coming to spend my days with! We get to create beauty on a daily basis…but most of all, we get to then share it for others to enjoy!

Stephanie Fulkerson Walker

Design Director

A room that's stuck with me...The Proper Hotel by Kelly Wearstler In Austin, Texas- the layering of materials and colors and patterns is so unconventional and harmonious all at the same time!

Outside of the office you can find me... taking my girls to Schiller Park to watch the ducks!

Lisa Woods

Senior Designer

My ideal travel destination would be...Scotland, I have always been interested with the history/culture/and landscape there. My husband's family is Scottish and can trace their ancestors back to a clan and castle that is still there today. It's just fascinating to me!

Jessica Rose

Senior Designer

My favorite corner of my home is... I love our patio because I love being outside! I soak up as much sunshine as I can and also love that neighborly visits are inevitable.

Dunia Agha

Senior Designer, LEED AP ID+C

My most prized possession is my late grandmother's wedding band and my wedding and engagement ring - I never take them off!

Lauren Benavent

Senior Designer

The most inspiring part of my job is Creativity! There’s always something new you can do to create beautiful spaces!

Katherine Thomas

Senior Designer

During Crimson cocktails I typically order White wine

My most prized possession is probably my Keurig coffee machine

Lindsey Ashorn

Junior Designer

Autumn Christensen

Design Assistant

The most inspiring part of my job is translating Crimson projects to beautiful marketing pieces! We are such a visual industry and I love connecting clients, potential clients, and followers with the beautiful spaces our designers have curated.

Alexandra Untied

Marketing Coordinator

My ideal travel destination would be...Either a metropolitan city mixed in the hustle and bustle, or a a retreat in the woods or mountains. Beaches are nice too 🙂 No matter what, I always want to be exploring a new place rather than re-visting somewhere I've already been.

Lisa Utrup

Purchasing Lead

During Crimson cocktails I typically order a Dirty Martini - dry, extra dirty, shaken, up • My ideal travel destination would be...French Riviera - it has such a romantic feel and aesthetic. I just want to get lost in the French Riviera and experience the beautiful culture there!

Melissa Hoover

Procurement Coordinator

My most prized possession is a piece of art that my wife had commissioned for me. It's a mosaic recreation of the Da Vinci sketch of an archer with a shield. Oh, it's also recreated using entirely Legos.

Fritz Fulton

Expediting Coordinator

Marielle Young

Administrative Design Assistant

Diana Goggins

Executive Assistant

I'm never not looking for beauty in everything

My ideal travel destination would be Maui - 11 of the 13 climates are there! I can ski, bike down a mountain and go snorkeling all in the same day!

Kathryn Kirkpatrick Andrews

Accounts Payable Specialist