WashU alum-founded design studio Egg Collective is featured in House Beautiful magazine.

Beamer, Ellis and Petrie

Egg Collective was founded in 2011 by three Washington University in St. Louis alumni: Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie. The three met while studying architecture at WashU’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

In the article, Beamer says it was Sam Fox’s culture of collaboration that established their great working relationship and inspired them to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams together.

After graduation, even though they were working in the separate fields of urban design, architecture and furniture fabrication, Beamer, Ellis and Petrie continued collaborating on personal projects on nights and weekends.

The three friends started out working on furniture projects just for themselves. They then established a “virtual” studio with a professional website and logo, which ultimately evolved into Egg Collective. Beamer tells House Beautiful that their varied experience and individual strengths in the design field help them successfully run a business together.

We recently featured Beamer, Ellis and Petrie as High Risers in our ongoing WIN (WashU Women Innovate) campaign.

Read the article in House Beautiful.

Learn more about Egg Collective’s journey from virtual studio to acclaimed design company in The Source.

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