Our Team

Straight Designs has represented the design industry since 2012. Our team is composed of hard- working 'monsters' who enjoy being creative and putting their best foot forward to make an exceptional experience for our clients!

 
 

Solomon mansoor - ceo + PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

Mansoor's early years working in the Los Angeles club and bar world were an unorthodox training ground for a subsequent career based in creating high efficiency space plans, striking interiors for restaurants, hotels, multi family and private residences. This intense training ground provided a wealth of hands-on pragmatic design and construction knowledge that subsequently gave Solomon the ability to take on some very demanding development and rehab projects.  Just like the timeline demands of a large scale production, when the doors open, you need to be ready, the same discipline applies to every aspect of design, fabrication and construction.

 


Jules escalona - art director + LEAD DESIGNER 

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

Being a part of this dynamic and creative team is both a pleasure and an education.  I’m continuously inspired by all of our different perspectives and experiences.

What I enjoy on my free time: 

On my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with friends and occasional margaritas by the pool!

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Andrew Baek - CREATIVE DIRECTOR + business dev.

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

Traveling nationwide and the opportunities to generate decisions that have the confidence of my team supporting me.

What I enjoy on my free time: 

Scotch and sleep.


michael kieffer - VP OF OPERATIONS + CONTROLLER

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

The people. The people involved here work extremely hard to make each project happen!  Always friendly and always feel like family here.

What I enjoy on my free time: 

Reading, personal development, health & wellness and surfing!


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LESLEY CIPRES - OPERATIONS MANAGER

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

Working with the eccentric staff at Straight Designs.

What I enjoy on my free time:

Exploring Downtown Los Angeles!


David scherimeyer - warehouse manager

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

I enjoy building and seeing the pieces I make get used when we go staging. I also enjoy travelling, and leading a team to the finish line.

What I enjoy on my free time: 

I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my family.


Andrew havard - craftsman

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

I enjoy being creative and building custom pieces for all of our projects.

What I enjoy on my free time:

On my free time I enjoy making wood instruments.  I also like to spend quality time with my wife and relaxing.