your o’toole team
Michelle O’Toole, IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ
Philosophy: Making space work by putting the needs of the client first
Inspiration: People who put others first
Design edge: Design that looks effortless, functional and clear
Super power: Ability to listen to clients and create solutions
Favorite hobbies: Spending time with family and devouring a good book
School: Bachelor of Science, Interior Design — University of Missouri, Columbia
Certifications & memberships: Registered Interior Designer | Missouri, LEED AP, NCIDQ certified, IIDA Professional Member
Board Memberships: Board Member Brown Sister Foundation, Facility Member The Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum, Women’s Advisory Board Member Reliance Bank
“Attitude isn’t just a little thing, it’s everything.”
senior designer / project manager
Philosophy: Design is in the details
Experience: 25+ years implementing projects of all sizes, for all types of workplaces and commercial buildings
Crowning moment: Designing the Baltimore Ravens training and admin facility
Secret weapon: Cool and calm personality which clients love
Favorite part of the job: Developing a relationship with the client and coming up with solutions unique to their needs
School: Bachelor of Science, Interior Design — University of Illinois
Certifications & memberships: Buildings and Barriers-Free Certification
“Life isn’t about the destination, but the journey that gets us there.”
senior designer / project manager
Philosophy: To create a workplace that encourages energy and creativity, a place where people do their best work
Experience: 25+ years designing projects of all sizes, from complete design services and construction management for multi-million dollar facilities, to selecting simple paint colors!
Crowning moment: Project Designer for World Wide Technology’s 200,000 square foot headquarters in St. Louis and multiple global office locations
Work ethic: Develop client relationships based on respect, trust, and confidence
Secret weapon: Faith, hope, and courage
School: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Awards: 2014 Illumination Award of Merit / IES St. Louis Section
Philosophy: The smallest ideas can make the biggest impact
Inspiration: Encouraging others by showing gratitude and appreciation
Favorite Hobbies: Cooking homemade food with fresh ingredients
Favorite Part of the Job: Being able to interact with new people every day that share the same passion for design
Work Ethic: I am focused and passionate, with the ability to see beyond the surface.
Tech Powers: 3D Renderings, Photoshop, Revit, Auto-Cad
School: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design – Maryville University
Life Motivation: To be happy
Favorite Thing: Finding fun pieces of antique furniture
Philosophy: Design should always be fun and functional with a pop of color
Favorite Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, crafting
Favorite part of the job: Collaborating with co-workers while helping clients achieve their desired design
Tech Powers: 3D Rendering, Auto-Cad, Revit, Photoshop
School: Bachelor of Science, Interior Design – Southern Illinois University Carbondale
“Design, because life is too short for ugly”
Philosophy: Good design is as little design as possible.
Experience: 18+ years creating graphic design solutions for a variety of projects and clients, ranging from custom awards to donor walls and environmental graphic design displays.
Crowning Moment: Designing the St. Louis Sports Commission’s Musial Award in honor of Stan Musial
Favorite Hobbies: International travel, salsa dancing, volunteering
Favorite part of the job: Working together with like-minded creatives to find a solution to a client’s needs
Tech Powers: Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign)
School: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communications – Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Board Membership: Angels’ Arms Junior Board member (2012-2018), Vice President (2014-2015), President (2016-2017)
Philosophy: Make it simple, but significant.
Favorite Hobbies: Cooking, crafting, traveling, being with friends and family
Favorite part of the job: Being constantly inspired to design and work as a team!
Super Power: Organizing!
Work Ethic: I am driven and determined to find a solution to any design
Tech Powers: Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop & SketchUp
School: Bachelor of Science, Interior Design – Southeast Missouri State University
At O’Toole Design Associates, we strive to consistently produce exceptional work for our clientele. While our client’s needs are front-of-mind, we believe our biggest asset is our people. Here at O’Toole, we maintain a collaborative work environment with a positive creative energy enabling our designers to excel.
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