We are a close-knit, award-winning design team that believes in what we do and loves how we do it — with craft, care, and a hint of humor.

The Studio

Patrick Thompson Design

TheTeam

Patrick leads the studio with a personal and highly engaged approach, uniting and nurturing a proven, diverse team of designers.

Our purposely modest, boutique studio size has allowed us to deliver style and value to a wide range of design projects, from residences and startups to expansive corporate developments.

Within the studio, our team’s unique capabilities and talents criss-cross back and forth, over and under, like threads weaving the fabric of our work. Scroll down to learn more about who and what PTD brings to the table. And even the chairs.

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OurMission

Creating and delivering meaningful, relatable, and tasteful solutions is our primary goal. It requires a process that champions careful listening, discovery, and thoughtful design deliberation, with an intense focus on the details.

Distilled from this process, each successful solution creates beauty, improves function, and positively enhances the mood and atmosphere of a space. That is the aesthetic we strive to deliver, and the craft we are devoted to.

Studio Values

  • Always Do Your Best
  • Treat Others with Respect
  • Foster Kindness
  • Generate Beauty

Design should always solve a problem it’s true, but a solution that doesn’t speak to the way we live and interact is incomplete. And always boring.

Patrick Thompson

Principal
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GivingBack

Sharing our time, our talents, and our heart with our community is a important source for the creativity that we use in our work. It brings us together as a team and connects us with the city and its people.

Below are just a few of the organizations, institutions, and non-profits we’ve worked with

  • Merit Goodness/Fate
  • Humble Design
  • Herman Miller WeCare
  • Grand Circus Park Conservancy
  • Upper Peninnsula Dog Sled Association
    • UP200 Race
  • Pleasant Ridge Foundation
Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson

Principal, NCIDQ

Patrick’s early position as a carpenter’s apprentice sparked his lifelong appreciation for craftsmanship while simultaneously inspiring him to pursue a career in design. Since this formative work experience, Patrick has never stopped designing beautiful interiors with an emphasis on detail and construction.

Background

Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University in Public History with an emphasis on Historic Preservation; Bachelor of Fine Arts from Harrington College of Design; NCIDQ-certified

On Design:

Good design doesn’t go out of style

Superpower:

PTD’s quick-witted leader

Free Time:

Watching and re-enacting the Rocky movies with his son, home improvement projects with his wife, talking sneaker culture and hip-hop with his daughter, and walking his dogs

Toni Beaubien

Toni Beaubien

Accountant, Head of Finance

Toni has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance & operations. She was a co-owner of a staffing business for several years and understands the needs of a growing business. Her understanding of the design world began when she became a mentor to Patrick when he first started the firm. She has been a champion for PTD ever since.

Background

Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accounting from the University of Detroit, Mercy. Registered CPA.

On Design:

A space that allows someone to be comfortable with themselves.

Free Time:

Enjoy hiking/walking with my husband, and being outdoors. Reading and learning new things about the world and people. Having family and friends over for dinner.

Mary Eskin

Mary Eskin

Design Director, NCIDQ

Mary's PTD design career started over 10 years ago as a student intern. She now acts as a mentor and guide to the design staff. She provides design input and project oversight for every project to ensure a consistent level of quality and design excellence.

Background

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the College for Creative Studies, NCIDQ-certified

On Design:

Start each new challenge with open eyes and ears - the first step is to listen to carefully to the client

Superpower:

Multi-taking and positivity professional

Free Time:

Enjoys hosting family, rereading Harry Potter, and going out for ice cream

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Studio Manager

Jeff is a polymath with endless curiosity and far reaching interests. From artist to accounting, barista to bookseller, manufacturing to management, Jeff has done it all. In his role at PTD, Jeff's eclectic skill set comes in handy: whether he's managing the day to day of the office or formatting proposals in InDesign he approaches each task with his trademark calm and care.

Background

Autodidact

On Design:

Design should not feel designed. When you walk into a space it should not just look beautiful, but should also tell a story about the environment and feel imbued with the history of its occupants.

Free Time:

Art, books, music, animals, cinema, travel and bicycling are hugely important. Jeff can often be found dining with friends and digging in record bins.

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Senior Designer / Project Manager, RA

For more than twenty-five years, Ryan has worked at various Architecture and Interior Design firms in the Detroit area on Retail, Residential, Hospitality, and Office building typologies. Now at PTD, Ryan draws on his extensive experiences to create an organized and efficient path to completion, from Conceptual Design to Construction Administration, for every project that he works on.

Background

Master of Architecture from Lawrence Tech University, licensed architect in the State of Michigan

On Design:

Design is neither right nor wrong, just good or bad. Clarity between the two comes from listening to the client.

Superpower:

Mr. Popularity

Free Time:

Bicycling, craft beer, acoustic music, and road trips

Jennifer Bueso

Jennifer Bueso

Senior Designer / Project Manager

Jennifer's 10 year career in interior design runs the gamut from hospitality to residential and every sector in between. She brings her distinct style and point of view to each project she works on with an emphasis on color and texture. Jennifer has successfully carried myriad projects from conceptual design.

Background

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the College for Creative Studies

On Design:

No matter the space, don't forget to have fun - it shows

Superpower:

Storytelling through color and blurring the lines between art and design

Free Time:

Growing her own food and flowers, surfing the Great Lakes, and painting

Molly Redigan

Molly Redigan

Architectural Designer / Creative Writer, NCIDQ, RA

Molly has worked as an architectural designer at PTD for five years, during which time she has been responsible for technical drawing set development, graphics and rendering, space planning, finish selection and creative writing. Molly's previous work experience includes community-oriented design and planning work in Detroit and the Metro Detroit area

Background

Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Community Development from the University of Detroit Mercy, Licensed architect in the State of Michigan

On Design:

Good design has a strong narrative - materiality, details and well-planned spaces can tell complex and beautiful stories

Superpower:

Wordsmith and literary genius

Free Time:

Reading, long walks in fall weather, thrifting/antiques, good bread, and pitbulls

Katelyn McCoy

Katelyn McCoy

Interior Designer

Katelyn has brought a fresh perspective to PTD during her two years as a designer. During her time at PTD she has worked on a variety of projects and has honed her skills as an interior designer and has developed her procurement and FFE abilities on large scale hospitality projects.

Background

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Wayne State University

On Design:

A successful interior starts with variety and balance

Superpower:

Champion of creativity and craft cocktails

Free Time:

Learning and picking up new hobbies from ceramics, cooking, snowboarding, language, and golfing to lounging in the pool when the sun is out

Taylor Bryan

Taylor Bryan

Junior Designer

As a recent graduate, Taylor comes to PTD with a strong skillset and eagerness to learn. Taylor's keen eye for concept imagery and FFE as well as her strong techincal skills have made her an invaluable member of the team. During her time at PTD, she's been involved in all phases of design including concept, space planning, documentation and FFE selections

Background

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design with a Minor in Visual Merchandising from Central Michigan University

On Design:

"There's beauty in eveything, just not everybody sees it." -Andy Warhol

Superpower:

Fearless designer with a can-do attitude

Free Time:

Spending time with friends and family, reading, watching documentaries, no-bake cookies and organizing

Emily Donald

Emily Donald

Junior Designer

Emily is a true jack of all trades. She has lived and worked in both San Francisco and New York and brings the sensibilities of both coasts to her work at PTD. Her background working in fashion as well as her experience creating and running her own home-goods company, Beacon & Batten, equip her with both a great eye for design, but also an exacting attention to detail. Her current role at PTD keeps her busy in myriad activities from managing the materials library and rep appointments, to selecting FFE and materials, to offering support in technical drawings.

Background

BFA in Fashion Design and a minor in Art History The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT); Associate's Degree in Interior Design Henry Ford College in Dearborn

On Design:

Good design take problems and find not only the best functional solution but the best aesthetic solution - design that doesn't function but looks amazing is not good design

Superpower:

Color and texture queen

Free Time:

Reading, gardening, listening to music, hanging out with her husband Jamie and their crazy catgirls, Maisie and Ray, and learning to rollerskate

Birdie

Birdie

Office Dog

The consummate professional, Birdie boasts over 7 years of experience as PTD’s office dog, official welcoming committee, and head of office security.

Background

When not at work, Birdie likes to unwind by listening to her favorite musicians, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, watching Al Pacino in “Dog Day Afternoon,” and hanging out with her sister, Rosie, and four human roommates.