Janna Paulson and the PPDS team has provided full-service interior design and space planning expertise to multi-family, residential, hospitality, retail, and corporate clientele since 1989. PPDS is a woman-owned business that makes a bold statement. If you’re looking to update your residence, launch a new retail or corporate space concept or reinvigorate your workplace we offer a fresh and comprehensive analysis that reflects your style and needs. We travel the world to provide you with the best design solutions and utilize the most current technology to conceptualize your vision. Professionalism, integrity, education, talent and creativity are the foundation of our philosophy.
President and Founder of PPDS since 1989, Janna directs and oversees company activities and personnel. Her expertise allows her to manage project budgets and schedules to ensure that the highest quality of professional interior design services are provided. A Registered Interior Designer, Janna has over thirty-two years experience in the operations, design and directing of corporate and residential interiors work. She currently sits on the Texas Book Festival Advisory Council and is on the President’s Cabinet for the Paramount Theatre. Born in Abilene, Texas. Favorite color is PPDS blue. Hobbies include travel, food and golf. Favorite book is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. My weakness is saying no to a good cause.
As Senior Project Designer, Laura oversees the work of the other designers. Her expertise is in project management and complete project design for large scale multi-family developments. Her attention to detail produces cohesive designs from start to finish. Laura’s work experience includes various multi-family projects throughout Texas and she has a specialized background in Senior Living Design. Laura was born in New Braunfels, Texas. Her favorite color is green and her hobbies include gardening, music, cooking, scary movies and fishing with her grandfather. Laura’s favorite movie is The Never Ending Story. Something no one knows about her is, when she was young, she was selected to ride in a magical carriage pulled by two unicorns at the circus. It’s amazing how two billy goats with altered horns can leave a lasting impression on a 6 year old.
As Project Designer, Lindsey is involved in every phase of interior design projects. Her tasks include design development, construction documentation, construction administration, interior finish selections, and furniture selections tailored to each unique project. Among her many strengths is her thoughtful design process creating one of a kind designs. She was born in Lamesa, Texas. Her favorite color is dark green. Hobbies include hiking, camping, yoga, music and anything SciFi. Lindsey’s favorite movie is The Fifth Element and her weakness is that she is a note taker/list maker. If it is not written down it most likely won’t get done. Something no one knows about her is that she makes up songs about her animals using their names/nicknames inserted into existing tunes. (So embarrassing!)
Evan manages the entire design development process from initial concept to the final product. She utilizes many programs to demonstrate the best way to implement a design and maintains a high standard of creative excellence in each project. She has an amazing eye for detail and is dedicated to exceeding the clients expectations. While she cherishes her hometown of Saint Simons Island, Georgia she loves the creativity and culture of Austin. Her hobbies include travel, music, oil painting, hiking and camping. Evan’s favorite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and her weakness is over analyzing anything and everything.
Ellie delves deeply into each phase of the design process and enjoys creating unique, texturally diverse, and functional spaces. She believes that traveling and experiencing design trade shows and exhibitions are what helps a designer become well-rounded and ensures the utmost exposure to new and emerging ideas in the industry. Ellie believes the design process is never finished and minute details are what makes the final product build its own remembrance. Ellie was born in Cambridge, England. Her favourite colour is charcoal and her hobbies include singing, playing golf, Adobe Photoshop and graphic design. Ellie’s favourite movie is Home Alone. Something no one knows about Ellie is she is on her tenth rotation of the show “Friends”. She plays it on a loop and it gets funnier every time.
As Project Designer, Ashley is involved in every phase of the design process from schematics to furniture selection and everything in between. Ashley’s attention to detail allows her to create well thought out spaces tailored to a client’s specific needs. She was born in San Antonio, Texas and her hobbies include travel, food and hiking with her dog, Callie. Ashley’s favorite color is heather gray. Her favorite TV show is Big Little Lies. Ashley would say her greatest weakness is not being able to say no!
Micah is an integral part of the office logistics team. She is responsible for coordinating furniture purchases, deliveries, and installations. She facilitates communication between clients and designers to ensure everyone can operate as a team even when a designer is on the job site. She is also the main point of contact for manufacturers’ representatives. Her strength is managing budgets and time tables. Micah was born in Amarillo, Texas. Her favorite color is blue. She enjoys hiking, running, playing volleyball, travel, listening to music and singing. Her favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption and her weakness is not being able to give up control in certain situations. Something no one knows about her is that she always wanted to be a really good dancer, but it turns out she’s pretty clumsy. When she is at home alone, she dances around pretending that she is graceful.
As a Marketing Coordinator, Jamye is responsible for online presence such as website development, email campaigns, blog post and social media. She also prepares print advertising and promotional marketing materials. Jamye was born in Abilene, Texas. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, travel and exploration. Her favorite movies are Labyrinth & Life is Beautiful. Jamye’s guilty weakness is ice cream.
Years in Business
“We have truly enjoyed our 15 year plus working relationship with PPDS. They bring a unique Austin perspective to our selections which has been extremely well received by our tenants and multifamily investors.”
The bathroom project is really, really looking great. Your design ideas are simply awesome and it certainly shows. Janna Paulson, our interior designer. Absolutely terrific. Listens to what you like / do not like. Assesses your structure and layout and does not come with a canned preset belief as to what needs to be done. She has a great studio. They are super duper. (hold the chuckles please.) We've interviewed several and have had a few ideas presented from others, but hands down, our money and our praise goes to Janna.
“Our experience with PPDS was outstanding.”
“PPDS gave me the tools and guidance I needed to make my house exactly what I had hoped it would be… our dream home!”
“Y’all are absolutely raising the bar on every deal, and it’s allowing us to elevate our overall design and differentiate ourselves from some of our cookie cutter competitors.”