Our Team

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

 
 

Solomon mansoor - ceo

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 striking interiors for high-end clubs, restaurants, hotels, and private residences. The intense, real-life process of those early years provided a wealth of hands-on, down-and-dirty design and construction knowledge that subsequently gave Solomon the confidence to take on some very demanding development and refurbishing projects. 

Upon arrival in Los Angeles in 1985, he was soon to be heralded as a pioneer and catalyst for the original LA underground/warehouse/club movement (noted by Spin magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Herald and People Magazine, among others).

His unparalleled experience, combined with his contribution to - and impact on - the Los Angels night club and bar zeitgeist, has led directly to his current successful and enterprising approach to creative design with Straight Designs in the more sophisticated and discerning world of cosmopolitan hotels, multifamily living, private residences and restaurants.

 


Jules escalona - art director 

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

Being apart 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 - interior designer 

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

Traveling nationwide and the opportunities to generate decisions freely upon scope of client and Solomon.

What I enjoy on my free time: 

I enjoy my free time on the weekends out with friends.


andrea klodetsky - Manager of operations/design assistant

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

Working with such a creative and intelligent team.  I enjoy the creative atmosphere and encouragement to speak up and give input on design aspects.  

What I enjoy on my free time:

I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog Brody, exploring California & traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and my family in Colorado.

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michael kieffer - office manager

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!


Kendra quadra - junior designer

What I enjoy most about Straight Designs:

COOPER.

What I enjoy on my free time: 

Long romantic walks to the fridge. 

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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.