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Posted by on Friday, August 19, 2011 in Executive Portraits and Headshots

Executive Portrait

Executive portrait of Audrey Duncan of Think Design! copyright © Charles Laumann

Think Design! is a catchy name for an interior design studio that’s as eclectic and full of surprises as one of the owners, Audrey Duncan. Audrey, a diminutive bundle of enthusiasm and creative energy, came to us to create a portrait she could use in her business. Now, executive portraits are usually pretty stodgy stuff: flat lighting, formal styles or hackneyed poses—all business. Very safe and sane. “Fun”, “Stylish” or “Dramatic” aren’t words you’d use to describe these. But true to Audrey, she wanted different. Dressed in a retro black and white checkered outfit with a jaunty fire-engine red hat, she arrived at our door ready for her portrait. We were overjoyed to have the privilege of doing something really creative for this kind of portrait! We suggested a dramatic eye-catching look: 1940’s Hollywood style lighting with a film-noir hint, paired with her friendly, honest, straight-forward attitude. We all had fun during her session – and Audrey was ecstatic about her portrait!

Then she told us about the competition she was entering and hoping to win: the Orange County ASID design awards for Home of the Year. A prestigious award of excellence in Interior Design, her firm had won the Platinum Award last year in the Design House category. The big Awards Gala will be held this September at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. Orange Coast magazine will feature the winning designs, so be sure to look for them. We wish her luck and are sure that her winning combination of style and talent will take her far!

Check out Audrey’s inspired and artful designs at

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