Paxson Fay is a full-service marketing / communications firm specializing in the architecture, design and arts industries.

Paxson Fay

2309 E Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112

meet the team clients what we do


Paxson Fay worked closely with the Hightower team to fine-tune messaging and outreach, turning smart strategy into placements in over 40 media outlets covering Hightower’s new showroom at Neocon and the brand’s expansion.

Hightower, a female-founded furniture company, worked closely with Portland-based designer Casey Keasler to open a brand new space in Chicago, at theMART. Timing was paramount: The opening was slated to take place during NeoCon, the largest annual US trade show focusing on commercial furnishing, attracting more than 50,000 attendees each year.

Paxson Fay also took charge of submitting the beautiful showroom for several awards, resulting in 4 wins. At Best of Neocon, the Hightower team was excited to win Best Small Showroom and Best of Competition, both awarded by IIDA and Contract magazine. They additionally won an Interior Design HiP Award, and a MetropolisLikes Award.

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Architectural Digest, May 2019

Contract, May 2019

Hospitality Design, April 2019

Office Snapshots, May 2019

Interior Design, May 2019

Design Milk, June 2019

Metropolis, June 2019

Interior Design, May 2019

Metropolis, June 2019

Office Insight, June 2019

Archiproducts, June 2019

Contract, June 2019

Architectural Digest, June 2019

Designer Pages, June 2019

Design Milk, June 2019

Office Insight, June 2019

Yahoo News! June 2019

Contract, August 2019

Interiors + Sources, July 2019

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meet the team

We’re a band of women (and a dog named Evie) inspired by other women, design, innovation, technology, art, and the world around us. We live for the chance to create and disperse powerful, genuine messages that resonate.

amy golden


Amy's always had an appetite for adventure. Growing up in Seattle, she was always exploring the great outdoors whether hiking, swimming or skiing but she found a particular thrill in traveling. During a visit to NYC with her Mom at age 10, she decided that was where she wanted to live. At age 18, she left her home in the Pacific Northwest behind for the great unknown in the Boogie Down Bronx. Four years later, Amy received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Fordham University. During the last final of her college career, Amy received a phone call from CNN offering a job opportunity of a lifetime (at least to a 21 year old during the financial crisis) working in television ad sales at Manhattan's Time Warner Center. When a job opportunity in Los Angeles opened up a few years later, Amy couldn't say no to a new adventure back on the west coast. But Seattle eventually called her back home and Amy returned to pursue a Master's degree in Business Administration with the hopes of learning the skills she needed to feed her entrepreneurial spirit. Before graduating, Amy co-founded Paxson Fay with Tessa Andrews in 2015. Amy focuses on writing and content development including branded content, social media, and video.

tessa andrews


Tessa graduated from Fordham University in New York. During her time at Fordham, she worked for an interior designer and at NBC News where she developed her love for both design and communications. She graduated with a dual bachelors in Communications and Political Science, and then managed marketing at 3form, a pioneer in the sustainable building products industry. At 3form she combined her love for design with her expertise in marketing. After 3form, Tessa helped companies in architecture and design with their marketing efforts as a freelancer. She is a self-professed nomad, having travelled the world over and back again. She moved to South Africa in 2014, where she traded business knowledge for artisan craft skills, and almost died rafting the Zambezi. It was around that time she decided the gypsy life was beginning to be a bit much and found her home right here in Seattle, where she joined forces with Amy to start Paxson Fay.

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what we do

We are a communications firm founded in our passion for good design. Our unique approach to marketing and public relations in the architecture and design community has elevated our clients work to the next level. We’re backed by a talented community of creatives. From copywriters to social media experts, we provide a complete package of customized services. We strive to create a personal experience with each client, integrating teams and tackling your biggest marketing and public relations challenges from a high level. Then we help execute those plans ensuring lots of reporting along the way, with lots of coffee breaks in between because we’re from Seattle and that’s what we do.



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