ABOUT
OUR FIRM

When Derrick Dodge Interior Design is engaged for your project, you’ll have the benefit of ingenious team members who want to create one-of-a-kind rooms that reflect your style and personality. Blending custom items with resale shop finds might be one strategy the talented team takes. In addition to Derrick, Amy Saavedra and Carlos Platero complete the design team. Even though we bring a global perspective to our work, we know the value of hiring local craftsmen and artisans. Commissioning a handcrafted, specially designed piece for you at thousands of dollars less than it would cost at retail is certainly within the realm of our capabilities.

Derrick Dodge, Principal

Derrick Dodge completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Interior Design, Art History and Art at the University of Missouri. He also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War before beginning his design career in 1969 with the renowned Mildred English firm.

Derrick opened his own design firm in 1983 in the heart of Alamo Heights, Texas. He has served as the President for the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and was one of the first groups to be registered in Texas.

When tested for his color sense by an ocular physicist, he scored 100% color acuity. Having worked in the interior design field for over 50 years, Derrick’s experience has saved his clients thousands of dollars of costly design mistakes. His best asset is the timeless sense of taste and the originality he brings to his clients.

Derrick loves to design spaces that reflect the clients’ own unique style, while making their homes functional and unique.

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Amy Saavedra, Interior Designer Associate

Amy Saavedra is a San Antonio native and a 2004 graduate of St. Mary’s University. A certified interior designer, Amy recently took continuing education courses focusing on culture, design, and drafting at the UTSA Department of Architecture. With a GPA of 4.0 and 100% color acuity, she boldly immerses herself in every detail of new client projects. Amy loves to design spaces that evoke comfort and elegance, incorporating interesting textures and unique conversation pieces.

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Carlos Platero, Interior Designer Associate

Carlos Platero, Jr., is a Californian who has traveled throughout Europe and Central America and speaks fluent English and Spanish. After 25 years in Los Angeles and a year studying East Coast style in Asheville, North Carolina, Carlos became an interior designer in Austin, Texas in 2006. Since then, he has developed a following with his design projects, including both residential and commercial work. Carlos is a member of several design organizations, served as a Los Angeles ASID Chapter Chairman and was an interior design advisor and instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. 

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