BRWN Collective Studio is an Austin, Texas and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico based design firm created by five women-of-color who saw that a different story needed to be told in their industry – one that celebrates communities and the cultural heritages that enrich them.
Brittney Williams learned early how a sense of place and space could impact one’s demeanor. After attending Eugene Lang College at The New School, she decided to pursue her calling to design by working for the New York-based design practices, ASHE LEANDRO and BDDW Design Studio.
Following her tenure in NYC, Brittney returned home to Austin, TX to deepen her professional experience as an interior designer for McGuire Moorman Hospitality and McCray&Co. Each job honed her ability to marry client expectations to the story of the overall design concept, always drawing inspiration from the most unexpected places.
Viridiana Avila moved to Vancouver BC from Mexico seeking a creative future where she completed her design training at La Salle College. Her latest career highlight (aside from starting BRWN) includes the completion of The Virgin Hotel in Dallas. She is constantly inspired by natural materials found in ancient architecture, ceramics and textiles.
Originating from San Antonio, Jasmin Romero is a design creative and social marketing executive for Hermanitas Boutique. With multiple partnerships and business ventures under her belt her specialties include project management and creating efficient and effective business strategies.
Growing up in Palm Springs, CA behind a mid-century architectural backdrop Fritzi Chavez has design in her bones. Overseeing the interior design & project management of The Virgin Hotel in Dallas is by far the career highlight. BRWN Collective Studio is a culmination of all the efforts throughout the 12 years in the design industry.
Alejandra Ybarra is from San Miguel de Allende, Mx. and studied at the University of Guanajuato State in Mexico. Ale draws from her experiences with both the old world and new waves of modern Mexican design.