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Born in Chicago, raised in Mexico City, Rodrigo Vargas is an accomplished artist, Architect and Interior Designer. His passion for bold and unexpected design led to the formation of RVDA in 2009. His uniquely global, bi-cultural perspective is reflected in the signature interiors he creates for leading hospitality brands, multi-family real estate projects, restaurants and bespoke residential clients worldwide.

Danielle S. Fox more_vert

Principal Designer

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After starting out with legendary Designer James Northcutt, Los Angeles native Danielle Fox has designed for many of the worlds' top hospitality brands and iconic properties including The Hotel Bel-Air and The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Property, among others. At RVDA, she oversees the design team and is in intimately involved in all projects. danielle@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Devon Williamson more_vert

Senior Designer

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Devon Williamson joined RVDA from renowned design house Clear on Black. With an exquisite eye for detail and a playful sense of design, Devon has created incredible interiors for developers and top hospitality brands the world over including The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego and the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. devon@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Susan Shen more_vert

Senior Designer

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With degrees in Art and Interior Design, Taiwan native Susan Shen joined RVDA in 2017 and has managed and designed for top hospitality brands throughout Asia, Mexico and high-end residential clients in Southern California. sshen@rodrigovargasdesign.com

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Strategy & Development

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Jezzica holds a degree in Journalism and a Masters in Interior Architecture from UCLA/Cal Poly. Her unique skill set merges nearly 20 years in public relations and brand management, with a second career in interior design at several notable Hospitality firms. She supports RVD through business innovation, dedicated client communication and creative marketing. jezzica@rodrigovargasdesign.com

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Melanie brings design experience from prominent design firms in Los Angeles, including KNA Design, Gensler, and Avenue Interior Design. There she had gained invaluable knowledge in both hospitality and high-end residential industries, domestically and internationally. Melanie strives to design unique interiors that create memorable and one of a kind experiences. melanie@rodrigovargasdesign.com

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Laurice holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and a Master’s in Business Management from International American University, Los Angeles CA. She is an experienced interior designer with over 10+ years of expertise, collaborating with some of the world’s most prestigious hospitality clients from renowned firms HBA & Wilson Associates. She brings to RVD not just her global experience but also her creativity and enthusiasm for design, which show in the variety of projects she worked on, from hospitality to multi-family, food and beverage, and high-end residential. laurice@rodrigovargasdesign.com

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Krystal graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Interior Design. She brings ten years of FF&E and project design expertise from noted design firms, KNA and HBA. Her experience on international developments and positive energy brings a valued perspective to the team. krystal@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Bruno Silva more_vert


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Bruno Silva graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He joined RVD to contribute with his passion for interior design coming from a background in high end residential and hospitality furniture. bruno@rodrigovargasdesign.com

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Architectural Designer

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Grace has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Adamson University, Philippines. She started her career in the US for Intradesign, which is known for their high- end hotels and collaboration with James Northcutt Design. Having been highlighted Hospitality Design Magazine and decades of experience with local and international project, she is a team player, manages and enjoys working with Brand Name Hotels and turn-key projects. grace@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Jeffrey Lau more_vert

Interior Architect

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With skills in both project management as well as AutoCad, Malaysian born Jeffrey Lau's experience as an Interior Architect covers high-end hospitality, residential and multi-family projects the world over. jeffrey@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Julie Nguyen more_vert

Interior Architect & Designer

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Julie is an Interior Architect at RVDA, specializing in tailored interior spaces in both hospitality and high-end residential. With her strong attention to details and ability to fluidly transition between all aspects of the design process, Julie brings a unique and all-encompassing perspective to the team. She has had the chance to work with well-known clients including San Manuel Entertainment Authority and Stations Casino. Julie holds a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Interior Design from Washington State University and is a NCIDQ accredited designer. julie@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Sean Jek more_vert

Architectural Designer

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Graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Oregon. He has been working with some renowned architecture and interior design firms in Northern and Southern California. He has many years of design experience in large scale commercial project, themed park hotel and amenities space, casino planning and amenities area, high end custom home. He has managed and coordinated large-scale casino project in Asia. His passion for contemporary and fine art which reflects on his design and details. sean@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Brian Aker more_vert


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With over 20 years of experience in luxury/lifestyle hospitality operations, Brian brings a unique perspective to our projects at RVD by always keeping the end user top of mind throughout the design process. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and a Master of Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University. Throughout Brian’s previous experience, Brian played an integral role managing major renovations and opening new build hotels such as the 1 Hotel West Hollywood. Brian loves to pull from his past experience in hotel operations to inform his decisions in his second career as part of the design team at RVD. brian@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Karen Dankberg more_vert

Project Manager

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Karen is a very seasoned Interior Architectural Designer & Sr Project Manager. She has worked in the 5-star hospitality and luxury residential field since coming to LA. Having worked for many of the top global design firms including Intradesign, Wilson & Associates and Wimberly Interiors she has decades of experience to bring to each and every project. Karen manages and over sees all RVD staffing, project schedules and mentors the teams to provide the best solutions for the clients’ style, budget and schedule. karen@rodrigovargasdesign.com

Denise Payes more_vert

Office Manager

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Angela Guillen more_vert

Assistant Office Manager

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Samdy Chinchilla more_vert

Office Manager Assistant

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