About San Diego Office Design
Tamara Romeo is the Founder and President of San Diego Office Design, an award winning Commercial Interior Design firm specializing in creating highly branded interiors that define & support strong company culture.
Tamara was born into the world of commercial renovations. Her father, a classical composer & musician, was also an investor in commercial properties. She spent her summers and free time after school and music classes helping him to renovate, rejuvenate and decorate his apartment buildings and rental properties.
After a successful 15-year career in advertising, Tamara returned to her roots of commercial interiors, bringing her strong brand development and advertising background with her. After founding San Diego Office Design in 2010 she became well known for helping companies express their culture ‘from the inside out’. Her expertise in telling the story of her clients’ mission+vision+culture has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, San Diego Magazine, and The San Diego Business Journal, and she has won business awards including “Business Woman of the Year”, and “Best Interior Designers of 2016”.
Tamara is a true believer in continuing education for both herself and her team of talented designers, and she has graduated from the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. She is also a proud alumni of San Diego State University and is Chair (wo)man of the Board for SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. She regularly speaks to MBA classes about female entrepreneurship and business growth.
Tamara’s most recent business venture is called Design Boss Online. It is an online learning curriculum that coaches students as they develop and launch their own creative businesses.
As a second generation San Diego native, Tamara, and her company has a strong connection to her local community and is active in several non-profit organizations. They include The Center fo Community Solutions, Miracle Babies, and Home-Start.
“Space, when well designed, can support organizational culture and be a fantastic investment in brand strategy.”
In the short video below, Tamara talks about her experience of redesigning her own office suite.
Her ‘been there, done that’ experience is vitally important in being able to relate to her clients who are going through a similar process with their own office projects.
Many Designers work from home or work in a large firm without the opportunity to have the first-hand experience of the design process.
This is vitally important since Tamara can relate & communicate from a client’s perspective…not just a designer perspective.
Creative office design are more than just buzz words, it’s an investment in your business strategy.
Attraction & Retention of your top talent.
We recognize that your greatest asset is the talent that you’ve invested in and those that you hope to attract in the future. We develop spaces that work for you and with you; accommodating the shifting needs of your growing business. Each employee group works differently, and we realize that the one-size-fits-all mentality isn’t the right answer for most teams.
We consider your total health; physical, emotional, and mental
We focus on how the environments we create will make people feel and function. We strive to eliminate all those pesky things that drive people crazy with unique design elements that are really designed solutions presented aesthetically. You just thought we liked shopping, didn’t you?
We work efficiently, diligently, and honestly. We only work with like-minded vendors & suppliers.
We have worked tirelessly to build collaborative partnerships and industry connections that work to our clients benefit. We assemble trusted teams of craftsmen, contractors, architects, structural engineers, painters, plumbers, electricians, furniture vendors, millworkers, installers, and other team members that will work alongside our team and yours to bring your project to life. We can handle everything, ‘soup-to-nuts’ so that you get to keep doing what you’re in business to do.
We care about your vision for the project and your bottom line.
We are fabulous listeners. We care deeply about your story, your goals for the project, and your timeline for completion. We also know how and when to advocate for smart choices that may not be apparent without a depth of industry knowledge and product research gleaned over decades of collected experience. We know it takes a lot of trust in our team, and we take that very seriously.
“50 Influential Leaders” 2017 San Diego Transcript
“Top 50 Office Design Blogs” 2017 Feedspot
“Orchids & Onions”– project nominated as “Orchid 2017” http://www.sdofficedesign.com/portfolio-item/pacific-sothebys/
“The 20 Best Interior Designers In San Diego” 2016 FreshHome
“20 Women Who Inspire San Diego” 2015 San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
“Woman of the Year” 2014 candidate San Diego Magazine
“Woman Business Owner of the Year” winner 2014, NAWBO
Board Chairwoman & student mentor~ SDSU Lavin Center of Entrepreneurship
Huffington Post~ Nationally recognized blogger
Goldman Sachs~ Graduate.
San Diego Office Design is proud to support these worthwhile local charities with a portion of our annual profits;
SDSU, San Diego State University, Tamara is Chair (wo)man of the Board for the Lavin Entrepreneurship center
Center for Community Solutions, a charity which aids in healing and preventing sexual assault and relationship violence
Miracle Babies, a charity providing support & financial assistance to families with critically-ill newborns.
Home Start San Diego a local charity dedicated to child abuse prevention & strengthening young families.