Photo by Shane Wynn

Photo by Shane Wynn

Meet Sophie Franchi

design project manager

Sophie has always been a wordsmith, but art moves her. Good design makes her heart sing. Aside from writing stories, one of her favorite childhood pastimes was rearranging and decorating her bedroom. Sophie’s love of art and design took second chair as she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing from The University of Akron. Through her various roles working in the Akron community, most recently as Managing Editor of Akron’s arts and culture magazine The Devil Strip, Sophie loves helping the citizens of Akron connect to one another and to their city.

With her past experience in project management, along with her natural eye for design and love for community, Sophie enjoys her role in the world of Hazel Tree interior design projects as Design Project Manager.

Sophie loves the work Hazel Tree does because of our focus on sustainability and community. She enjoys collaborating on projects with artisans and companies who also keep these values at the forefront of their principles. She also appreciates that there’s never a dull day at work. Every day holds some kind of adventure.