Get To Know Us

Dash and Hound Designs was created when Margo decided she wanted a creative outlet to explore her love of painting and illustration while bringing fun and charismatic designs to people’s lives.

When she was thinking of a focus for her new illustration business she couldn’t help but remember her first experience with entrepreneurship, which was back in high school. She and her friend - now business partner - Sammi competed in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and had developed a wrapping paper company called Woof Wrap. The wrapping paper had Margo's illustrations of various dog breeds paired with Sammi’s dog breed themed poems in a black and white tossed pattern. 

Over a decade later, She still felt that the dog niche was a great place to be. After a year or so of dabbling in Dash and Hound, Sammi officially joined the team and started helping out with the marketing, and social media. We now work closely on developing products and running day-to-day business needs. 

We have been friends for almost 30 years, thanks to our elementary school bus driver who sat us next to each other because we were both quiet. We bonded over our love of rocks, and spent many recesses digging in the playground pea gravel for agates. Though we have lived in different parts of the country since High School, we have kept in close contact and make it a point to see each other at least once a year, often more frequently. We have traveled together all around the U.S. and to Ireland and Mexico in recent years. 

A little more about Margo...

Margo currently lives on Camano Island in Washington State. She has a background in textile design. In her spare time she enjoys...

A little more about Sammi...

Sammi currently lives outside of Denver, Colorado with her white fluffy cat, Cirrus. She has a background in aviation and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains, flying, and aerial yoga and lyra.