Ian Russell, founder of Ian Russell Designs, began his passion for etched and carved glass in 1976. His glass work ranges from custom etched glass murals and partition screens to glass furniture for exclusive hotels and restaurants in the United States and South East Asia. A partial list of clientele includes New Orleans Saints Headquarters at the Superdome, Caesar’s Palace, Tropicana Hotel, Flamingo Hotel, and ten flagship Hyatt Regency hotels worldwide. Additionally, work has been completed for large corporate clients such as Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of Denver, and Home Savings and Loan. 

Luxury hotel projects include Mansion on Turtle Creek (Dallas, Texas), Windows on the World (World Trade Center), Rosewood Hotels, Regency Hotel Hong Kong, Chicago Water Tower, and Hyatt Kannapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii. Ian has continued to design and oversee a multitude of projects which most recently have included the C-More Hale Laboratory at the University of Hawaii, The Aulani Disney Resort in Oahu, and Wynn Development’s new hotel in Macao, China, opening in 2014.