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HELLO.

I'm Chelsea; a creative inspired by the people + places of the world. 
You can currently find me strolling the streets of Washington, DC, camera in hand. 
I spend my days designing as an architecture professional and photographing the world around me.

My creative appreciation lies somewhere in between the beauty of the built environment and the vibrancy of personalities who occupy it. When I'm not capturing people + places on film, I'm designing solutions by hand.

Professionally, I am an NCIDQ certified interior designer and registered in the District of Columbia.. I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in interior architecture + design from George Washington University and focus on commercial workplace, retail and storefront design in Washington, DC. With an undergraduate degree in arts management + graphic design, I previously worked in the non-profit arts sector doing professional photography, graphic and web design. Ultimately my design skills encompass both 2-D visual communication and 3-D spacial solutions.

I've recently started PLACES studio, a design firm helping businesses build graphic identities and interiors that help create true PLACES for their customers.

Keeping the stories of people alive will always be my true passion. In 2013, it manifested itself into a passion project called Give Memories that unites photographers and gives photos to families in need in my home country of Panama.

This is where you can find a body of work that represents my design journey thus far. Take a look around, I'm happy to have you.

Interested in getting in touch? Let's connect