About 8.8 Design

8.8 design is a multi-discipline design studio, owned and operated by Carly Yates, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, where she focused on product and furniture design.


Growing up, Carly was exposed to design through her family's contracting and renovation company. Gaining an in-depth understanding of project management and construction techniques lead to her first custom home design at age 23, the project was completed in 2004.

After receiving her BA from Parsons, Carly worked for VRID llc, a Brooklyn based design firm where she began to focus on interior architecture, design, and décor.

During the early part of her career, 2 years of world travel exposed her to the architectural legacies of other cultures and expanded her knowledge of universal and timeless design. From ancient structures in India, to the latest contemporary design show in Milan or Japan, she looked for the common parallels that define well-composed design.

After settling back down in Brooklyn, Carly put her knowledge and experience to work in the New York design world at Apartment Therapy, a trend setting and influential web based interior design firm. At Apartment Therapy, she worked as a designer and project manager for large-scale NYC apartment renovations. Under the tutelage of its owner Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, she fine-tuned her skills as an interior designer. Carly learned to encompass all aspects of the home renovation process from interior architecture, to subtle color palettes capable of changing a room’s atmosphere.

Carly places the needs, budget and aesthetic of the Client above all else. One of her strengths is introducing new ideas and styles that truly reflect the client’s identity.