“The Psychology of Color in Design” by Helen Houston Creamer.
Helen was born and raised in Price, Utah, considered the melting pot of the State. She is proud of her Scottish heritage and the opportunity growing up in a small town, rich in cultural diversity.
Throughout her school years, Helen enjoyed the entire experience. Leadership, sports and scholastic opportunities were presented to her throughout high school and university. These opportunities provided Helen with the early experiences she parlayed into her professional business skills.
Immediately after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Consumer Studies and a minor in Business Administration, Helen began her successful 27-year career with a multi-billion-dollar oil and gas company headquartered in Salt Lake City. Sales and marketing of natural gas remained Helen’s focus throughout her career.
Leadership opportunities resulted in advancement, broader experience and recognition within a mostly male-dominated industry. Helen was the first woman chairperson of the American Gas Association’s Residential Marketing Committee. She was inducted into the AGA Residential Hall of Honor and received the Gas Research Institute’s Pacesetter Award. From its inception, Helen served as the Managing Director of the Utah Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Gas Association.
Community involvement has and always will be a top priority for Helen. Helen was one of the first women members of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Goodwill Ambassadors. She volunteered for the Utah Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Salt Lake Library System and March of Dimes.
Helen came to Mesquite on a part-time basis in 1997 and full time in 2004. She became a member of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Greater Mesquite Arts Foundation and the Salvation Army Advisory Board where she held the Chairperson position for two years and actively participated in all its programs including the Kettle program and Angel Tree.
Transitioning from a corporate business leader into an interior "redesigner" was easy for Helen. By unleashing her passion for color and textiles, her talent for design, and good deal of business savvy and a willingness to take a risk, she began her solopreneur business in window fashions, fabricating exquisite, one-of-a-kind window treatments for Mesquite residents and businesses. Further educating herself in the industry coming from hours and hours of technical classwork, certifications, trade events and trade networking has taken the businesses products and services to a truly professional level.
The natural flow into color consulting and interior redesign expanded her business over the next 13 years. Helen is now the owner of Staging Spaces and Redesign which encompasses real estate staging and interior redesign.
Helen believes building relationships is the core of her business and is also the major component to the many friends and associates developed since arriving in Mesquite.
Helen’s design topics can be read in each issue of the View On Magazine where she has been a contributing writer for 12 years.