Our Story

Creating Inspiring Environments

 Founded in 2010, Heliotrope  Design LLC started with an interior design  project helping friends renovate and repurpose a historical church into a commercial recording studio and multi-purpose space factoring in an event hall and two (2) apartments.  Based on positive feedback and reviews, this quickly morphed into a full-fledged design company who partners frequently with developers, property owners and managers on various projects including; historic renovations, multi-use space, hospitality,  banking, retail, restaurants, commercial spaces and brand identity.  

Meet Our Owners


Andrea has over 25 years of design and project management experience. Her passion for design, branding and transforming environments began with Polo Ralph Lauren. In her 16 year tenure, she worked as a Creative Services /Visual Presentation Area Manager along the East Coast region and then moved onto Creative Manager opening new stores around the country. The experience introduced her to wonderful mentors and a company rich with brand integrity. A key company focus recognized talent, encouraging and educating employees to thrive.  

“I have always had a passion for design and bringing unique environments to life. I especially enjoy the intrigue of exploring historic buildings, discovering hidden architectural treasures and integrating those into the brand design. At Heliotrope Design, we believe that every space has a story to tell and we want to help you uncover yours.”   

In 1996, she moved from Upstate New York to Cincinnati, Ohio and continued her work with PRL.  From 2001 - 2016, she transitioned into a new industry; banking and credit union design with Cincinnati design build firm DEI Incorporated. Her role as Retail Design/Concept Development focused on the "niche" market of banks and credit unions that hone in on the retail experience.  DEI's approach was a vast departure from common financial design,targeting an interesting untapped market. 

The firm's specialized focus changed the way financial organizations partner design and brand implementation to rise above the competition and gain market share. By planning a well branded environment and design concept that feels like a retail/hospitality experience the results increase interaction, brand awareness , engagement and loyalty with customers and employees. 




Steve’s 20 years of deep background in aviation and logistics with Comair, Universal Weather Aviation, Inc., Jeppesen and DHL paved the groundwork for execution integral to bringing the design vision to life in planning, staging, installations and project management. Steve’s behind the scenes work and logistic talent round out the areas that are integral to bringing a project from start to finish.  

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