The Design Studio

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing!

At The Design Studio, we have a unique and personal approach to each project we undertake. We work closely with our customers from conception to completion; encouraging open communication and discussion at all times, to ensure they are entirely satisfied with our services. We aim to design a living space that not only reflects your personality but also compliments your lifestyle, as well as (most importantly) your budget. 

We are able to tailor our services to meet your individual needs; however large or small your project. We work with home-owners & builders; providing a level of service that is exceptional. You can select the level of service which best suits your needs; from full project management, to simply purchasing products to allow you to test your home improvement skills!

We are full of interesting & creative ideas!

Meet Our
Design Studio Family

Get to know us a little better

Jessi

Owner-Designer-Project Manager

Jessi’s energetic approach to design means using all available resources for her clients- including the finest materials, latest techniques, colors and textures- to create a dream space for her clients. She instinctively knows how to coordinate a stylish space that her clients will love to live and work in. In addition to her excellent client service and down-to-earth personality, clients and colleagues can count on Jessi to get the job done right. She has the ability to immediately bond with people, and you quickly sense her integrity, warmth enthusiasm. Having grown up in the construction industry, Jessi brings solid experience, knowledge, and an appreciation for her profession that is apparent in her work.

Melissa

Independant Designer

Melissa has been with us since July 2017 as an independent designer.  She came on board with 13 years of experience.  She also has a degree from Kirkwood Community College in Interior Design.

Melissa has a knack for hitting the nail on the head with her client’s wishes and making things pull together.  She has a great eye for detail and is very creative with her designs.  She is very thorough and makes sure that you are getting exactly what you are looking for.  She loves helping pull together the color scheme for the entire project from cabinetry to flooring to plumbing fixtures.

Bailey

The One REALLY Running Things – Best Daughter

Trust our experience!

Check out some interesting facts about our team.

Flexibility

We will meet you where you are in terms of vision and budget and work together to create your desired outcome

Strong Leaders

We have a tremendous amount of experience in the field. We want to add value to every single step in the process. Most customers view us as a one-stop-shop that saves them both time and money.

Best Education

Did we mention that Jessi has a design degree? Trust us, it matters.

Client Oriented

Everything we do and every decision we make is with you, the customer, in mind. At the end of the day, we want you to love the work we've done.

Rich Experience

We strive to make working with us the best choice you've made regarding your project. We are confident that you'll see why we have so many repeat customers.

Our Story

A Small Business Doing Big Things

Founded in 2003 by Al Mart, he took his skills as a cabinet builder and trim carpenter and open his shop called Sticka Design. Al fabricated custom laminate and wood casework, custom laminate countertops, and wood custom cabinetry.  He did this out of our current location for the first 2 years in business.

In 2005, he moved his shop into another space in the same building and that is where it currently is.  He continued to build a network of contractors and designers on his craftsmanship and quality customer service.  But in 2009, decided to expand the business and opened a design showroom called The Design Studio.  Originally located at 409 3rd Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids. Al continued to build the business by offering manufactured cabinets, any kind of countertop as well as flooring.

The Design Studio stayed in its original location until march of 2016, when it decided to head back to the same space that Sticka Design started in and the rest is history.

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(319) 366-4442