About Us

Our process is easy-going, collaborative and responsive. Smiling and laughing will definitely be involved. We put listening first. We believe that design is in the details. Everyone on our staff, from the principal designer to our showroom assistant, is detail-oriented. Not to mention relentlessly human and down-to-earth. Even though we are an award-winning firm with a national presence, there are no prima donnas here. That’s just not our style.



Garrison Hullinger – Principal & Owner

Garrison Hullinger is an interior designer with a passion for creating interior environments that are as warm and beautiful as they are comfortable and functional. He brings a deep understanding of color, form and construction to all of the firm’s work, and insists that each client’s style be faithfully yet surprisingly interpreted in every aspect of their project. Widely quoted within the industry, perhaps his greatest asset is the ability to instantly see the potential in any space, and to artfully facilitate every detail from start to finish.

Take a closer look at Garrison’s journey in becoming a successful small business owner, marketing expert and top notch interior designer.

GHID’s work continues to be featured in print and digital magazines including, Wall Street Journal, Embark Magazine, Portrait Of Portland, Gray Magazine, House Of Fifty + more!

Custom Home Design

Jean Luc Dufrene
Senior Designer

Jean Luc Dufrene is a graduate of the University of Louisiana where he received both Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Interior Design degrees. He has more than 15 years of experience across several design industries, including Architecture, Construction and Interior Design. He was the Project Manager and Designer for a number of architectural and construction firms; recent projects include clients such as Nike, Adidas, Levi’s Strauss, Denver Pepsi Center Store, Seattle Seahawks Team Store as well as numerous high-end residential condo projects.


Jon Chenier
Senior Designer

Jon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architectural Design from California State University Long Beach (CSULB). After working in the field of interior architectural design for eight years and teaching at CSULB for two years, he returned to school and completed a Masters of Architecture, Professional Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC) in Los Angeles. He taught at California State University of Long Beach in the Interior Architectural Design Department where he spearheaded a study abroad program for students in Design and Fine Arts.

Residential Interior Design

Tiffany Weber
Director Of Design

Tiffany graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Interior Design. A serendipitous move to Germany brought exposure to both exquisite, historic architecture & seriously modern interiors, which transformed her artistic ambitions into a true devotion to creating beautiful, livable interiors with uncommon personality. She has almost 15 years of experience in High-end Residential, Resort & Hospitality design and enjoys the challenge of a wide variety of clientele.

Collin Kayser
Senior Interior Designer

Collin graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in ​Interior ​Design and ​Agricultural ​Business ​Management. His diversified educational and workplace backgrounds have played well with the ​various clients and projects he has worked on over the past 5 years. ​Collin leverages his past experience as lead designer & project manager here at GHID to design and oversee new construction and home remodeling projects of all scopes and sizes. Collin is an active member in NKBA and plans to sit for his NCIDQ exam early next year.

Lara Taylor
Senior Interior Designer

Lara is a graduate of UC at Berkeley where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design & Architectural Planning. Before moving to Portland and joining the GHID team she started her own interior design firm, which specialized in high-end residential projects. Lara’s work has been featured in various publications such as Gray magazine and Seattle Home and Lifestyles. In her 17 years of working within the interior design field she has developed a great sense of not only materials and finishes but also a proven skill of understanding the construction process and how design relates to the end product for the client.

Kalie Austin
Junior Interior Designer

Kalie received her Bachelor of Science in both Interior Design and Housing studies from Oregon State University, as well as a minor in Business and Gerontology. She joined Garrison Hullinger Interior Design in the Residential Construction Department shortly after her internship at the firm.


Miranda Williams
Design Assistant

Miranda ​earned her bachelors of Interior Design from Utah State University​. After she completed a student internship for​ the​ famed designer​, ​Kelly Wearstler​ and being a final candidate for the Merit Finalist award for the Daltile Student Competition in 2013​, she took a big leap by moving to Portland from Idaho to join GHID. Miranda is also an active member of USGBC, ASID, and IIDA.

Talisa Shevavesh
Design Assistant

Talisa Shevavesh earned her Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University. She recently graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon. Her past work includes constructing model buildings as well as creating conceptual design for spacial layouts of large facilities. She is relentlessly detail-oriented, which makes her an invaluable asset for any client or project.

Vania Nguyen
Design Assistant

Vania Nguyen graduated from Oregon State University in Interior Design, but originally started her studies in Psychology. Her Psychology background influences all of her designs, as it makes her very knowledgeable of the relationship between environments and how the occupants will utilize each space in their home. Her previous experience has given her a deep understanding of how to successfully coordinate and implement all construction documentation. Within the year, Vania plans on getting LEED certified.

Commercial/Multi-Family Interior Design

Hannah Furseth
Senior Interior Designer

Hannah graduated from Oregon State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. As a senior designer with over 12 years of experience in commercial interior design, her career has led her to work all over the country on various project types. Recently relocating back to Portland from working in New York City for many years, Hannah brings her expertise on large scale projects to GHID. She is an NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited designer, who is passionate about sustainability, design excellence, and lifestyle improvement through the power of design. 

Candace Ullal
Associate Interior Designer

Candace graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture & Design. She has a variety of design experience including commercial, hospitality and residential interiors. Candace is a LEED Green Associate and strives for the highest level of design with a sustainable focus. Inspired by her true love for fine arts and sculpture, much of design work is pushing the creative envelope and will bring a unique attention to detail with forms, texture and color.



Alison Van Delden
Senior Interior Designer

Alison graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design. ​Since joining GHID in 2011​​, she has gained​ experience in residential and multifamily design, ​and has focused on designing functional living spaces that are unique to each environment and client. Overseeing all Interiors projects, she manages a team of designers and promotes a collaborative atmosphere as her team works across departments. Additionally, Alison is our charity ambassador and has created several award-winning design installations for charities that include HBF, Molly’s Fund, Angel Tree Project, and Providence Festival of Trees.

Hailey Boice
Junior Interior Design

Hailey earned her degree from Oregon State University in Interior Design. She has experience in practical and beautiful design, as well as buying and merchandising for a local small business. She loves that her position with GHID incorporates her passion of helping clients, shopping and interior design.



Brian Staffield
Marketing Coordinator

Brian Staffield studied English and New Media Communications at Oregon State University. After graduating he moved to Portland where he spent several years working as a marketing strategist in the tech industry and then continued his career as a freelance copywriter before getting hired on at GHID. When he’s not tweeting at you from the GHID Twitter account he’s probably cooking, camping, hiking or gardening.