Carolyn Ames Noble is the founder of Ames Design Studio, focusing on specialty interior design, product development, and color marketing services. Carolyn provides interior design direction, project management, trend development, and CMF (color, material, and finish) expertise for national corporate clients in the paint & coatings and flooring industries. She is also a contributing editor for Colour Hive’s international trend magazine, Mix. Carolyn has a passion for the role of products in interior design. She began her design journey at HWH Architects Engineers & Planners in Cleveland, Ohio, and subsequently joined the Sherwin-Williams Company where she held several positions of increased responsibility including hospitality & corporate interior designer, Southeast U.S. designer marketing manager, and U.S. color marketing & design manager for the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Division.
An interior design graduate from the University of Akron, Carolyn is a champion for the design industry and an active member of ASID. Her career has been entrenched in both color marketing and design research, and she enjoys delivering dynamic and interactive presentations on these topics. Carolyn has served in several ASID national and chapter leadership roles with the Emerging Professionals Advisory Council (EPAC), Student Advisory Council, and as Student Representative to the Board. Carolyn is a member of CMG (Color Marketing Group) and a member of the CIDQ writing council.