About Us

Katie Decker-Erickson, Principal, started Color Works in 2007 to bring her knowledge of color theory to residential properties. Soon, organizations and business leaders were knocking on her door, eager to bring her talent for coloration into their own buildings. Color Works has now expanded to a full team focused on multifamily, commercial, medical, government, and education projects with an emphasis on services including full interior design plans, exterior design plans, paint color selection, art sourcing and installation, and photo renderings.

Our portfolio includes projects across the US. We work coast to coast, drawing on the cultural inspiration of the region.

“Katie has her clients interests at the center of everything she does on the project no matter the size, she is fully capable of handling all the details from conception, design and completion.”

“Additionally, her designs, color & material selections, product selections always seem to stun those who witness the transformation. My opinion and experience says that you can trust Katie with creating your next dream.”

Chris Silvia

Licensed Abstractor, Choice Title & Abstracting

Tempe, Arizona

Glendale, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Greenville SC



Dallas, Texas

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Vinita, Oklahoma

Shawnee, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Seattle Washington

Jacksonville, Florida

Los Angeles California

Syracuse, NY

Bozeman, MT

Sunnyvale, CA

Irving, TX

Wenatchee, WA

Houston, TX

Fremont, CA

Plano, TX

Northridge, Los Angeles, CA

Denver, CO

Miami, FL


San Antonio, TX

Garner, NC

Albuquerque, NM

Aurora, CO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Winter Park, FL

Boca Raton, FL

Canton, MI

Pomona, CA

Broomfield, CO

Detroit, MI

Charlotte, NC

Durham, NC

Raleigh, NC

Dayton, OH

Circleville, OH

Franklin, OH

Stuart, FL

Cutler Bay, FL

Milton, FL

Shelbyville, KY

Michigan City, IN

Lexington, KY

Bowling Green, OH

Greenwood, IN

Mansfield, OH

Eustis, FL

Indianapolis, IN

Louisville, KY

Tipton, IN

Columbus, OH

Evansville, IN

Fort Myers, FL

Crestview, FL

Jupiter, FL

Lexington, KY

Hilliard, OH

Corapolis, PA

Belleview, FL

Sarasota, FL

Englewood, OH

Jacksonville, FL

Evansville, IN

Elkhart, IN

Palm Springs, FL

Wexford, PA

Ocala, FL

Lebanon, IN

Panama City, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Miami, FL

Pickerington, OH

Hialeah, FL

Bridgeville, PA

Cincinnati, OH

Madisonville, KY

Wooster, OH

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Ellensburg, WA

Eugene, OR

Meet the Team

The Color Works team has expertise across multi-disciplinary fields including design, museum display, exhibit design and construction, historic preservation, journalism, geography, urban design, and land-use planning. Because of our diverse backgrounds, we know that color isn’t just color — it represents culture, people, and how a space will be experienced.

In addition to the Color Works team, we work side-by-side with your project team, including architects and other licensed design professionals, builders, and contractors to transform your space.

Katie Decker-Erickson

Katie Decker-Erickson


Katie began Colors Works more than 15 years ago to bring together her passions for design and business. Using her right-brained MBA background and left-brained certification by the International Association of Color Consultants/Designers, she weaves creativity and value into her business and each and every client project. When not positioning her team and clients for success, she enjoys travel, hiking, and being on the water.

Jackie Bajuk

Jackie Bajuk

Operations Manager

Jackie comes with substantial experience working with small businesses. She understands strategic growth and has spent her career learning operational roles. Jackie’s professional experience exemplifies advanced knowledge in sales, purchasing, project management, administration, and marketing where she invests in the growth of each company she works with. She enjoys making an impact and building relationships along the way. In her free time, Jackie loves exploring new places, playing volleyball, and spending time with family.

Katie Baker

Katie Baker

Assistant Designer

Katie has her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and brings with her 7 years of design experience. Her love and passion stems from creating spaces that connect and inspire individuals. Katie specializes in drafting and creating 3D visuals to better communicate design intent. In her downtime, Katie loves being with family and friends, getting into competitive game nights, playing volleyball, and hiking. She loves to travel and find new inspirations in everyday life.

Jodi Best

Jodi Best

Rendering Artist

Jodi began her career as a 3D modeler and graphic designer, before transitioning her career into interior design. She loves translating hand-drawn sketches into clean floor plans and layouts, especially when it involves 3D modeling. She creates custom 3D models and generates full-room Photo-Realistic renders. She is skilled with Sketchup & Layout, Home Designer Pro, VRay, and Photoshop, among other programs. In her free time, she loves to read, crochet, and sew. Her husband, two busy kids, and crazy cats keep my life fun and eventful!

Sara Ford

Sara Ford


Sara specializes in procurement and logistics having been an Assistant Buyer at Costco for 20 years. She knows and understands the importance of providing a high level of service in an extremely fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Sara now provides Color Works clients with procurement and project management services, supporting purchasing, logistics and order tracking. Sara is a West Coast native but has called Atlanta, Georgia home since 2006. She married her Costco sweetheart over 21 years ago and they have a teenage daughter with 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Diana Rushton

Diana Rushton

Project Manager and Assistant Designer

Diana specializes in project management and interior design. She likes to say that the partnership between project management and design work fulfills her lifelong love of art and puzzles. With 15 years of experience in brick and mortar, e-commerce, residential, and commercial design, she feels she’s found her true calling. With each project, she strives to create beautifully inspired work while bringing transparency to the process. When she’s not designing or managing projects, you’ll probably find her sipping iced coffee or petting as many puppies as possible.

Our Story

What began as a passion for color in 2007 led to Color Works as we know it today. Over the last 15 years, we have added talent and expertise across our coast-to-coast team to provide the best value to our clients. We have managed hundreds of projects with an outstanding team of devoted professionals. Today, we offer services in the multifamily sector, interior design, commercial design, art procurement, and branding. Investing in the right people allowed us to grow with our clients into the firm we are today.

Our Mission

We are a process-driven design firm with a mission to provide the greatest value to our clients through thoughtful and creative design. By using time-tested techniques coupled with industry specific software and creative problem-solving, we find the best solution to every design challenge. We enhance the user experience for all who enter our spaces through form and function while also building value into each and every project.

Our Process

Learn more about our process and how we can work together best

Let’s Do This!

We look forward to talking with you about your project and how we can provide spice to your space.