Pam Houston is the founder and creative visionary at the helm of Gino + Dot. Her creative roots are in the Bluegrass of Kentucky and where she first knew she was an artist at heart. As a lifelong entrepreneur, Pam has achieved much success operating for over two decades as a multi-disciplined professional artist centered in creative direction, fabric & graphic design, branding & strategy, interior decorating, and print manufacturing. Shifting focus to the surface textile design market, Pam has harnessed her creative talent into an all-female design firm located in warehouse studio space in Cincinnati, Ohio. This business fosters a workplace of fierce and loyal ladies, dedicated to honoring family importance while collaborating with artisan makers.
Pam is no stranger to startups. At the age of 24, along with two talented and tenacious business partners, she started an advertising and marketing firm. Those years were filled with long and fast-paced days promoting the clients’ products and brands across the creative spectrum. 30 years later, it is a thriving, multi-million dollar business having expanded into three markets across the country.
Today, she has now merged her business skills and her passion for design, into a textile & surface design studio. Gino + Dot, named after her two grandmothers, is the product division of the studio, where Pam’s original pattern designs are developed into modern, one-of-a-kind products.