Coco Dugan Early | Senior Associate, Interior Designer

Interiors have fascinated Coco for as long as she can remember. She believes that the complex interplay of line, space, texture, color, and light requires a keen sensibility. She says, "I am most drawn to the element of color and its relationships to interior space and functionality. Which colors are appropriate for the function? How does lighting affect the space and color selection? How does color affect the perception and mood of the occupant?" Designing commercial and residential interiors challenges her to consider the human experience of space in a more intimate way than the larger scope of the architecture.

Coco also enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge. She has taught color theory and application and other classes at a local college. She continues to experiment with digital pattern design and its application to textiles for the interior as well.

What You Might Not Know About Me:
I am a James Bond junkie!

When I’m Not At NewStudio, I Am:
Teaching as an adjunct in the Interior Design Program at Dakota County Technical College

Gardening, biking, sewing, and working on our mid-century house

Watching my daughters, Clara and Anna, play volleyball

Favorite Office Supply:
Trace paper

Someday I Will:
Produce a line of digitally printed home textiles and accessories




B.S. Interior Design, University of Minnesota

B.S. Home Economics, University of Wisconsin

LEED Interior Designer

NCIDQ Certificate Number 15063