Good design is only as good as its execution! Janel Craigie Dagon, ASID, Blue Sky Studio, LLC founder and project designer has demonstrated success in delivering "big ideas" into large-scale projects while consistently maintaining strict control of program, schedule and budget. Educated in Interior Design and the preservation architecture field, Janel is fully credentialed and has been a valued participant on many exclusive projects throughout her career.

As a professional interior designer and a twenty-year plus veteran design manager, Janel is armed with extensive design and construction experience in the hospitality industry, and a passion for creative excellence. Janel prides herself in being able to maintain the highest standards for the product while negotiating through the myriad of threats that often challenge design integrity: value engineering, construction deviations, discontinued products and material substitutions, and unexpected changes to operational requirements late in the construction process.

Prior to establishing Blue Sky Studio, Janel contributed to the facilitation of many high profile resort destinations. As an example of her typical project assignment, as Design Manager of Interiors for Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, she acted as the design liaison between internal and external consultants for the interior design of the Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and the Royal Pacific Resort, concurrently.  Totaling 2400 guest rooms, multiple food service and bar venues at each property, Janel was instrumental in all phases of the interior design; from appropriateness of theming and durability of furnishings to tabletop and uniform selections.  Her leadership helped to provide on-time and in-budget delivery of the projects.  

 

 

 

 

Her career contributions include the following projects:

Castle and Cooke Hawaii
• The Manele Bay Hotel- Lanai, Hawaii

CNL Bank
• La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, California

Distinctive Hospitality Group
• The Crowne Plaza, Natick, Massachusetts

HRP Partners, LLC
• The Hard Rock Park- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

JAL- Japan Airlines
• The Ihilani Resort and Spa- Oahu, Hawaii

Loews Hotels
• The Don CeSar- St. Pete's Beach, Florida
• Loews Miami Beach- South Beach, Florida

Mandarin Oriental Hotels
• The Kahala Mandarin Hotel- Oahu, Hawaii

NBC/ Universal Studios
• The Royal Pacific Resort- A Loews Hotel at Universal Orlando
• Hard Rock Hotel- A Loews Hotel at Universal Orlando
• The Portofino Bay Hotel- A Loews Hotel at Universal Orlando

The Lexington Hotel at Orlando City Place
• Crowne Plaza Hotel- Orlando, Florida

The Princeville Resort
• The Princeville Hotel- Kauai, Hawaii

The Reefs - South Hampton, Bermuda

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“My mission as a consultant is to relieve my clients of the headaches they are likely to encounter in reaching their project goals by anticipating pitfalls through pre-planning, budgeting and attention to detail to meet their needs for creative design solutions. It is my goal to exceed client satisfaction for value added by Blue Sky Studio, LLC on every project consultation.” 
- Janel Craigie Dagon, ASID