Philosophy

Of all that the human hand is capable, there is none more excellent, useful and more universally admired than the art of painting.

Our company was founded on a simple principle...

Cater to those looking for something unique, refined and artful. Many of the designs are inspired by a passion for vintage porcelain china and ceramic tiles.  Educated as an interior designer, Debbie partnered with Eric, a licensed General Contractor over 30 years ago. Together they have completed many remodels with their work prominently featured in well known design magazines. Though the vast majority of their work goes in high end residential kitchen and bathroom remodels, they do work in commercial and retail locations as well. Together they have taken their handpainted ceramic tiles nationwide to the design trade.

As a designer, Debbie has had a love affair with art since she was in grade school and proudly displays her original set of 50 colored markers from her childhood,  as a reminder of how far her artistic journey has taken her in life. Like her, everyone on her design team holds that same passion for making long lasting art for the home.

All of the studio artisans have an extensive background in painting on ceramics as well as other art forms. Their expertise to handcraft many complex and detailed designs for nearly any size or application of tile installation, truly sets them apart from any other tile studio. With great pride in working together, the team hopes that they exceed every clients’ expectations.

We are looking forward to working with you and invite you to contact us for more design or technical information.

Owners,
Debbie Montrose and Eric Lau

My Resume

Education

Sunny Hills High School
ASB Vice President

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Sociology, Global Poverty and Practice minor
GPA 3.4

General Assembly
User Experience Design Immersive Program
500+ hours of instruction and workshop time learning UX skills such as user research, usability testing, information architecture, user interface design, and interaction design.

Work

Kernl, inc.
Product Ambassador, Student Research Lead - Berkeley
https://www.kernl.co/

Peek Peek
Contract UX Designer
www.peekpeek.com

Pink Hat Design Group
Freelance UX Designer

UX Designer
SaRA Health
https://sara-health.com/

Freelance Designer
Self-employed, UX/UI, Content Strategy

Skills

  • UX Design
  • iOs Apps
  • Wireframing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • HTML & CSS
  • iOs Apps

Tools

  • Sketch
  • Axure
  • Zeplin
  • InVision
  • Balsamiq
  • Principle

How I work

Learn

Ask a lot of questions! Gain knowledge of context, users, & business goals. Research competitive products & conduct interviews. Identify objective & conceptualize. Gather data and collaborate to synthesize. Get them post-its notes ready!

1

Select

Create user flows to help gather a holistic understanding of the user experience. Wireframe for constant feedback & quick reiterations. This helps save the business money by preventing revisions in the latter half of the product cycle!

2

Test

Develop paper prototypes and/or hi-fidelity mockups (InVision, Axure, Balsamiq) will help identify any blindspots or interactions that the user missed. Evaluate design with stakeholders and gather feedback from usability testing.

3

Deliver

Complete final design and prepare the deliverables for all stakeholders. But, the work isn't finished yet. The whole product experience starts here and will only benefit from constant feedback and making improvements.

4

Want to have a quick converstaion?