Who is ROY?

ROY is a full service hospitality design studio based in San Francisco aimed at creating conceptually driven designs while preserving functionality and value. Our approach is extremely collaborative. Our goal is to build memorable brands that have a strong point of view.

Formerly known as Hannah Collins Designs, ROY was founded by sisters Emily and Hannah Collins in 2013, who combined their passions for the hospitality industry and storytelling through design. Growing up and working in the restaurant business has given them a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in the industry.

Our Values

We believe gathering and sharing a meal is a fundamental part of being human and a catalyst for positive change in how we live and thrive in our communities.

We believe that when design and concept are in harmony, they create a memorable experience bigger than the sum of their parts.

We believe when form and function align to create a strong concept, we can create spaces that are emotionally irresistible.

Meet the Team

Hannah Collins

FOUNDEr & Principal Designer

Favorite color: Black

Astrological Sign: Cancer - a true crab at heart

Favorite article of clothing: on the daily my black leather jacket, or the rare occasion a vintage hat usually from my nana's closet.

Obsession: Fleur Vibrante from In Fiore. I seriously do not think I could live with out it.

Ocean or desert: Ocean. I can't live land locked.

Favorite material to specify/work with: Tile or ceramics in general. My deep attraction to the dimensions and texture you can get out of clay and stone is something I have always considered an integral part of my aesthetic.

Emily Collins

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Favorite color: Vanilla

Ocean or desert : Ocean, except I live in the desert now and am learning to love it

Astrological sign: Leo

Obsession: Restaurants: eating in them, working in them, the people... love it all!

Beer, wine, or spirit: All?

Dog or cat: Dogs for sure!

Kara Piepmeyer

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / SENIOR DESIGNER

Favorite color: white / ivory / eggshell.

Ocean or desert : desert. give me all the cacti and starry nights.

Astrological Sign: Leo.

Obsession: doing everything that scares me. and orangy-red nail polish.

Favorite article of clothing: anything high waisted.

Beer, wine, or spirit: wine please.

Hannah Collins

FOUNDEr & Principal Designer

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Kara Piepmeyer

SENIOR DESIGNER

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Avery Cimino

JUNIOR Designer

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Mariana Jordan

Junior designer

Hannah Collins

FOUNDEr & Principal Designer

Emily Collins

co-FOUNDEr & restaurant guru

Kara Piepmeyer

SENIOR Designer

Avery Cimino

SENIOR Designer

Hannah Walbridge

PROJECT MANAGER

Mariana Jordan

JUNIOR DESIGNER

Erin Mallon

SENIOR DESIGNER

Favorite color: Ochre yellow, despite the fact that I wear black almost everyday

Ocean or Desert: Ocean, I'm still an L.A. girl at heart

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Favorite article of clothing: Do shoes count? My trusty black booties

Famous artist you align with most: I've always admired artists who re-examine the ordinary and transform it, especially when it involves a spatial relationship - Rachel Whiteread, Do Ho Suh, and Tara Donovan are some of my favorites

Avery Cimino

Junior DESIGNER

Favorite color: light olive green

Ocean or desert : Ocean, except desert for Coachella :)

Astrological sign: Libra

Obsession: The whole aesthetic of the film Call Me By Your Name

Favorite material to specify/work with: leather

Beer, wine, or spirit: Spirit - specifically mezcal

Olivia Ossola

DESIGN ASSISTANT

Favorite Color: Depends on my mood but I’m always drawn to a very specific shade of indigo

Astro sign: Pieces

Favorite article of clothing: Jeans I have over 15 pairs

Favorite space in the bay: a special pull off on the the way to Stinson

Famous artist I align with: I absolutely love Georgia O’Keefe. I’ve always felt drawn to her abstract paintings that evoke feeling through color and form. I feel like her pioneer spirit and connection to the west are qualities that are deeply rooted in me. I could see myself blissfully painting alone in the desert like she did.
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