Please meet Ryan Vaughn, a new designer at MDI. Ryan was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Floyd’s Knobs, Indiana.

She earned a BS in Interior Design with a minor in graphic design from Indiana University in 2016, and also has her NCIDQ certification. Ryan found herself in Charleston when her husband was transferred for work at Cummins. Having vacationed here in the past, she says she wasn’t upset about the move!

Ryan has a great combination of being self-disciplined and laid back at the same time. It’s important to her that her designs are very thoughtful – she aims to have a concept, research, or special goal that make her designs more than just pretty to look at. At MDI, Ryan does our CAD work, pulling samples, and writing proposals. She also handles smaller projects on her own when other designers are busy with large projects.

Ryan believes that interior design has an enormous impact on the way people feel – their well-being, productivity, and mood. She loves playing a part in improving life for clients while getting to be creative.

When Ryan isn’t working she and her husband enjoy exploring the city together on bikes, on foot, or with their black lab Dugan (often with a stop at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for a scoop of Gooey Butter Cake in a waffle cone). The family can be found hanging out at Folly Beach, at home cooking, or binge-watching true crime shows and docu-series.

We are so happy to have Ryan and her creative skills and enthusiasm on our team!