Sallie Trout is founder and principal designer for Trout Studios, an innovative, dynamic design firm that offers space design, decorative hardware and furniture to the retail and designer markets. Trout Studios bases its products and projects on a philosophy of innovation, simplicity imagination and wit. Trout has studied languages and international relations at Johns Hopkins University, as well as design and welding at Los Angeles Trade Tech and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Trout has taught furniture design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and UCLA’s Extension program. Her work has been featured in more than 350 articles and television shows worldwide, and a house she designed was featured in “100 of the Best Houses in the World.” She was named one of the 10 Arbiters of Taste in America by the Wall Street Journal. When she is not designing products, you can find Trout sculpting fine art pieces or playing with her beloved dogs Elvis and Target.