Our Designers


Connie Foster

B.A. Interior Design | Member, IIDA (International Interior Design Association)

An award winning designer, Connie Foster has been honored twice by Cincinnati Magazine for her innovative healthcare interiors on projects in the Cincinnati area.  With more than 20 years practicing Interior design and working on projects with builders, developers and architects, Connie has the experience to manage projects with ease while always keeping the facilities managers, end users, and owners in mind.

Prior to starting her own design business in 2000 to work with Corporate and Healthcare clients, Connie worked at Steelcase and Herman Miller dealerships in addition to architectural firms.   This combination of working for both dealers and architects gives her a unique understanding of interior design from an overall project management perspective.  Connie founded Designworks Studio in 2009,  continuing to focus on her Corporate and Healthcare clients while building her portfolio to include extensive experience in Senior Living, Ecclesiastical,  Residential, Library and Educational interiors.

In addition, Connie has worked with Fortune 500 companies providing on-site Facilities Management. Some of this work has been in managing numerous offices and traveling to various sites.  

Her recent projects include a renovation at 10Wilmington Place in Dayton, Ohio as well as a complete renovation of the Hospice of Dayton campus.

Designworks Studio is very excited to announce that a Residential project we just completed in Long Cove is going to be in featured in an upcoming issue of House Trends Magazine!  Check back soon for the highlights.


Heather Specht

Mrs. Specht has 10 years of design experience, including 5 years at a Steelcase furniture dealership.  Heather has worked in all facets of interior design, from field verification, client research, design development, space planning, inventory adaptation, finish selections, client presentations, furniture procurement, phasing and installation ; where she has worked closely with facility managers, purchasing managers as well as end users.  DAAP Grad!