Design Studio


Austin Design Studio Location

At The Studio by Ashton Woods, visit with our professional Design Consultants who will take the time to understand your vision, lifestyle and inspiration. Together we’ll design a home that’s as unique as you are. Speak with your sales consultant to schedule an appointment.

10721 Research Blvd

Austin, TX 78759


The Austin Design Team

Amanda Sims

Studio Manager
Amanda is an award-winning designer with more than 12 years of experience focused in architectural construction and interiors. She is a graduate from Lamar University with a BS in Interior Design. She enjoys bringing a curated and collected look to her homebuyers by seamlessly blending styles in a way that is subtle yet versatile. For instance, placing modern artwork in vintage frames and vintage art in modern frames. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, jewelry-making, leathercraft and embroidery.

Claire Shaw

Principal Designer
Claire was born and raised in Austin, TX and has a love of design. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelors degree in Interior Design and a minor in Architecture. She has more than eight years of design experience with custom and production home builders. She loves working with new clients and helping them make their home vision a reality. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake, traveling and cooking.

Shelly Einkauf

Design Studio Consultant
Shelly is an experienced and innovative Interior Designer focused on providing a world class experience. She brings over 25 years of knowledge to Ashton Woods where she takes the approach that design is not a career for her, it’s her passion! She loves meeting interesting people, getting to know their story and enjoys the variety of experiences it provides. In her free time you can find her enjoying scrap-booking, photography and camping with her family.

Cathryn Cash

Design Studio Consultant
Cathryn adds over 15 years of valuable design experience in DFW and Austin with custom and production home builders to Ashton Woods. She understands it is not every day you purchase a home. She approaches each new homebuyer with honest advice and design knowledge to help them through the process with ease so they end up having the best home to fit their needs. Her favorite thing to hear is “you made that easier than we expected” from her clients. In her free time she is with her family and friends, likes doing a wide variety of activities inside and outdoors, or just being at home.