Colleen Crawley
Senior Project Designer | Colleen Crawley
Colleen loves when clients request this tile: 4x8 Skylight
Colleen loves when clients request this tile: 6x6 Frank Thomas House
Colleen loves designing "quilt" patterns. As a fabric quilter, she often finds herself thinking about tile in the same way.
Colleen's favorite glaze color is Granite because it has "crazy variations". She says this glaze "isn't for the faint of heart" because while it runs in the grey family, it can feature edges of purple and a surface that can range from green to brown.
Speaking of Colleen's favorite glaze color, Granite, here it is used in her very own kitchen in her favorite design style: mid-century modern.
Colleen's favorite project that she's designed is this one, a floor pattern inspired by a leaded glass lamp shade created by Frank Lloyd Wright, but interpreted in tile with more color. Here's Granite again, as the primary background color of this design.

Colleen Crawley

Senior Project Designer

Senior Project Designer Colleen Crawley oversees the design and installation of residential and commercial tilework for Motawi. Since joining the company in 2000, Crawley has managed countless home design projects and high-profile commercial installations at sites such as the University of Michigan, Disneyland and Yale University’s Bass Library. Previously, Crawley worked as a licensed architect in Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles, specializing in corporate interiors. Her portfolio of architecture experience spans 15 years and includes the Allstate Insurance Corporate Headquarters, Chicago’s Knoll Furniture showroom, the USG Corporate Headquarters, The Palace of Auburn Hills and many other commercial and healthcare facilities.

Crawley holds a degree in architecture from the University of Detroit. When she is not designing award-winning tile installations or styling professional photo shoots, Crawley enjoys spending time with her family (husband, daughter and Australian shepherd), traveling the globe, biking and quilting. She is a passionate volunteer coordinator for the Food Gatherers Farm Project, raising fresh produce to fight hunger in her county, a co-chair of the Mindful Eating Coalition and editor/publisher of the Mindful Eating Newsletter.

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