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Bespoke. Originally meaning to speak for someone, the word now describes something custom made. At Evolo Design we believe in a similar transformation of the client-designer relationship–it is not our job as designers to impose our vision or ‘push product’ but rather to work alongside our clients to compose custom spaces individualized to their personal style. Using resources such as the A&D Building in New York and Design Center in Chicago and international perspectives gleaned from fairs such as Maison & Objet in France and Art Basel in Switzerland, our designers use a flexible design model that adapts to fit each client’s specific needs and allows us to deliver quality, high-end results, from pristine master bath remodels to whole-home transformations.

Bespoke

At Evolo Design, we believe that the term ‘made-to-measure’ shouldn’t be reserved for fashion and runways but should extend to and transform a home. We believe in the integrity of excellent design, curating each piece for your home and fashioning it to your unique ideas and wants.

Relationships
Bespoke

Relationships

The driving force behind every project at Evolo is our unique relationship of mutual trust we build with each client. Every choice is specific to the client, and our skill set as designers enables us to nimbly and effectively respond to a project’s individual set of challenges and opportunities. The end result is a beautiful space original to the who each client is.

We believe in the power of technology and the luxury of working remotely. Traveling as needed for consultations and leveraging the latest technology to reach our clientele, we are able to design across the nation while still maintaining a personal touch. From northern Michigan to South Carolina, Nevada to Massachusetts- our clients have placed their trust in our design expertise and highly-organized team.

In our efforts to deliver our clients the highest quality work possible, we not only strive to stay abreast of the newest product offerings but also go beyond this to research and discover tradespeople, artists truly passionate about their craft, in fields such as tile installation, painting, wallpaper installation, and carpeting. We commission qualified and specialized artisans who bring quality workmanship to all of our installations, whether it be a hand-pieced mosaic pool grotto or a one-of-a-kind commissioned art piece. We tailor every step of the design process to provide clients with both a customized design experience and final space.

Trades as Art

Meet

The team

Matt Byers
Emily Skinner
Ana Gomez

Matt Byers

Following his passion to ‘make things with his hands’ Matt Byers started a career in the remodeling business while still in high school, renovating and flipping apartment buildings in Columbus, Ohio. Upon graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1986 (B.A. in Economics – Management) he followed one of his other passions, the game of soccer, around the globe—spending the next eight years playing and then coaching in the United States and in Germany. After marrying Shellie Beck von Peccoz (his wife of 20 years) and with the arrival of their third child, the two decided to make a life change and relocated to Cincinnati to be closer to family.
In 2002 he founded Olde Montgomery Kitchen & Design (OMKD) to create a more streamlined method for providing design, products, and installation services to greater Cincinnati’s finest homeowners, builders, and remodelers.
As business grew and the demand increased for additional products and services in other areas of the home, he re-branded OMKD and expanded its offerings to become Evolo Design.
In 2010, he acquired the former Ray Williams Company in old Montgomery. After directing an extensive renovation to the building, he relocated Evolo Design’s studio from its original location on Montgomery Road. In addition he created Stir—a living, interactive venue fully equipped for hosting private parties or corporate events. Stir was created and furnished by the Evolo Design team and shares the building.
When he’s not working you can find him on a soccer field watching one of his children somewhere in America, on the golf course, or with his family at the beach on Cape Cod.

Jay Takach

Jay Takach has been working in interior design for the past 8 years after attending the University of South Carolina with experience in both residential design and boutique hospitality design. He has designed interiors in greater Cincinnati and throughout the country. He worked for the prestigious Friedmutter Group in Las Vegas including projects such as the MGM Grand Casino, Station Casinos, and several restaurants. Growing up on the water in South Carolina along with his love for historical Charleston provided the driving force in him becoming an interior designer.
He has taken inspiration from many of the great pioneers of interior design; Charles Faudree, Mario Buatta, and Barbara Barry to name a few. In serving his clients, his goal is to create a space that reflects their tastes, inspires them, and exceeds their every expectation.
Jay’s ability to meet design criteria while staying in budget allows him to be key design resource in the region. With a keen sense of style and color, he is a trusted advisor on projects large and small. His experience in the hospitality market gives him a great advantage in the use of a unique and varied library of materials for his projects. His intuition, ability to listen, and authentic Southern Gentleman-like manners leaves his clients with great appreciation for his talent. Jay is in demand to speak on a variety of design related topics where he has quickly earned a place as one of the region’s most respected designers.
When he is not busy working on a variety of projects, you can find him boating in South Carolina, watching his beloved USC Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.

Tricia Spang

Tricia Spang is a graduate of The Ohio State University and joined the Evolo Design Staff in 2014 as an Associate Designer. She has a passion for taking things from the past and merging them with modern conveniences and styles of the present. Tricia loves to work with color and textures, taking the mystery out of selections and helping clients realize their vision. Her special interest is working with Family and Children’s Spaces to create a timelessness that makes each room a personal story and a place for building memories for generations to come. She believes that the best investments are in one’s family and in creating customized spaces to enhance quality family time.
Tricia has a wide range of experience from working in Wisconsin, Florida and Missouri as well as Ohio. These experiences developed her ability to work with many styles such as the Key West style homes in south Florida to the Craftsman Style homes in Wisconsin. While Tricia’s favorite project was a 1826 Farmhouse in Ohio, she enjoys every project and strives to enhance and elevate the functionality and beauty of each space while weaving a detailed story into the design.

Emily Skinner

Emily Skinner joined Evolo Design in the Spring of 2017. Having spent much of her career working with Fortune 500 companies as a creative consultant and brand manager, she made the switch to interior design to make a more personal impact and connection. She enjoys getting to know each unique client and designing spaces that reflect their personality and lifestyle. Over the course of her career, she has honed not only her creative skills but also her ability to organize, manage and communicate effortlessly across interdisciplinary teams. She brings strong visualization skills to her projects, blending physical samples alongside digital renderings that, together, give her clients a ‘true view’ of the design concept.

Emily Skinner graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s internationally acclaimed College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. She currently resides in Loveland with her husband and two young boys. She enjoys spending her freetime visiting local parks, trying new recipes and binging her favorite Netflix series or Podcast.

Emily Skinner

Ana Gomez

Ana is an architect with a strong global design view. Her aesthetics have been shaped by her multicultural life and education, making her style adaptable and flexible, she believes design can bring happiness and inspiration to everybody, through the creation of beautiful spaces that are both, creative and cost effective.

Ana graduated as an architect in Mexico, doing graduate studies in Interior Design. Through her live she has had the opportunity to live in Europe, Asia and now in the US, this, together with her passion for art and travel, has influenced and developed her creative skills, merging different design styles and periods, respectful of classics but always combined with a modern and eclectic feel.

She has extended experience with clients, corporate and residential, meeting deadlines and sales goals. Her architecture background brings strong space planning skills and believes good design can adapt to different styles to meet the client’s needs.

Ana Gomez