2. ABOUT

Islyn (eye-lynn) is a group of thinkers, dreamers and wildly curious makers who believe experience can be an art form. With meticulous consideration to detail and an allegiance to the senses, we create the worlds we want to escape to. A full-service design studio, we make hotels, bars, retail spaces, restaurants, objects and stories that explore contemporary culture and aesthetics through a lens of immersive sensory experience.

Women-run, -owned and -operated, our ethos is one of full-body participation. Our work takes you into the world, and our spaces serve to inspire. For us, this means creating places where people’s experiences matter. Where ideas are Queen, new rituals are forged and where everything is deeply considered — from the Hinoki wood fragrance in the lobby to the shuka-shuka-shuka sound when you’re underwater in the pool, and how this reminds you of your own beating heart.

We know what love can look like and what beauty can feel like. We are always learning the joys and heights of human experience. At Islyn, we work with a throng of visionaries to bottle this lightning.

2. ABOUT

DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGN
STRATEGY
BRAND IDENTITY
COPYWRITING
STORYTELLING

FOOD & BEVERAGE

TABLE TOP AND BAR-WARE CURATION
CUSTOM UNIFORM DESIGN
MENU DEVELOPMENT
OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES
MINI BAR PROGRAMMING

EXPERIENTIAL

FRAGRANCE DEVELOPMENT
SOUND COLLABORATION
LIVE MUSIC PROGRAMMING
DAY TO NIGHT AMBIANCE
IMMERSIVE AND ROTATING ART

CLIENTS
Buzzfeed
Herritage Hotels
Kindbody
Bond Vet
Dos Toros Taqueria
Camp
August Laura
Sawmill Market
Flora
Paxton's
Botanic Bar
Mercantile Cafe
THE TEAM

Ashley Wilkins
Founder / Creative Director

Ashley Wilkins founded Islyn in 2017 as a way to shift design into a kinder, more meaningful place. Hailing from the poppy’d coast of Northern California, Wilkins is inspired by the spiritual power inherent in beautiful places. With a focus on curiosity, collaboration and cultural storytelling, she and her team build immersive spaces where people can feel alive again — worlds to escape to, and to long for.

With a decade of experience at a wide swath of design firms, including Ace Hotel Group, Rockwell, Avroko and Creme Design she worked with clients like, Walt Disney Imagineering, Sydell Group, Four Seasons and Buzzfeed, Ashley is well-versed in the inner workings of large-scale hospitality, retail and commercial projects. Ashley holds a BFA in Interior Design from Ringling College of Art and Design.

Emily Febrizio
Interior Designer

Emily Febrizio is an interior designer in Brooklyn, New York. Hailing from the salt-sprayed coast of Long Island, New York, her work culls influences from the art of the natural world, small, everyday delights, and the innate nostalgia of returning home after a long trip.

Her design practice involves in-depth historical research into culture, material and color, with a focus on sustainability and functional beauty. She graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from Pratt Institute, and believes good design can lead to a wider, richer life. When she’s not working, you can find her near the ocean with her camera.

Grace Mack
Senior Interior Designer

Grace Mack is a concept and narrative driven designer who has specialized in hospitality design for 11 years.

Grace has opened successful intimate restaurants in San Francisco, like Pesce, working with independent restaurateurs, and has worked at renowned firms like Puccini Group managing and designing for high profile brands such as Disney, Fairmont and Four Seasons from the US to Asia. Grace also holds a masters degree in Interior Design from Marymount University.

Adam Waugh
Senior Branding Designer

Adam is a brand identity designer with 15 years of experience growing relationships between companies and people.

10 years in consultancies for clients large and small in nearly every industry, and in-house for PepsiCo and IBM. He has a BFA in graphic design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and has won over 100 internal and industry awards, including ones from Cannes, D&AD, and the National Addy’s.

PRESS

Dezeen
7/19/2019

We received more than 4,500 entries from 87 different countries for the second edition of Dezeen Awards, which recognises the world's best architecture, interiors and design projects, as well as the best individuals and studios.

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Dog Milk
6/11/2019

Brooklyn’s Bond Vet teamed up with Islyn Studio to design their first office with the goal of creating a space more welcoming and less anxiety-producing for dogs and cats (and their people, tbh). We love what came of their creative process.

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HD Magazine
7/18/2019

The Sawmill Market in Albuquerque, New Mexico is slated to become the state’s first artisanal food hall upon its opening in February 2020. Located in the Sawmill District, the new urban market aims to bring a new dining experience to the city.

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