Rudy Saunders is an interior designer at Dorothy Draper & Company, Inc., one of the oldest continually operating interior design firms in the United States. Based in New York, he is involved with design projects around the world. 


Originally from Cincinnati, he attended University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) where he received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in 2016.


Rudy worked at Lilly Pulitzer focusing on retail design and visual merchandising and Bolce Interior Image concentrating on residential interiors prior to coming to Dorothy Draper & Company, Inc. in 2015.  

A prolific needlepointer, Rudy launched an exclusive needlepoint collection, R! by Rudy, with Lycette Designs in 2020. This fun collection is available exclusively at Lycette Palm Beach, Lycette Newport, & online. He has taught needlepoint classes and is a co-founder of the Young Needlepointers of New York City. Rudy hopes to inspire others with his love for needlepoint.