About Beyond the Design

Step into the captivating world of design with Beyond the Design. Unveiling the untold stories and shedding light on creative visionaries shaping the industry, this podcast goes beyond the glamour to explore the journeys, experiences, and profound insights of visionary leaders.

Each episode ignites a sense of curiosity, delving into the intersection of living in a creative atmosphere and tackling the industry’s most pressing issues. Prepare to be inspired as we engage with today’s foremost practitioners, including renowned designers, architects, manufacturers, emerging brands, and influential tastemakers. Their wisdom will quench your thirst for design and empower you to forge connections and embrace transformative ideas.

From the realms of architecture, interior design, furniture, and urban planning to the intricacies of creativity and visionary perspectives, Beyond the Design covers an expansive range of topics. As a devoted design enthusiast, you’ll find a treasure trove of inspiration here. Join us as we pull back the curtain and hear firsthand from the trailblazers of the design industry. Discover their thoughts on the ever-evolving landscape of creativity, emerging trends, sustainability, and their own personal narratives. Get ready to embark on a journey of profound insights and positive disruption in the world of design.

Meet Beyond the Design Host

Cray lives, works, and podcasts from Tulsa, and is always on the lookout for collaborators, creative visionaries and design industry leaders to feature.

As the Creative Principal and Founder of Amatoya, a full-service design studio and furniture collection; podcast host Cray Bauxmont-Flynn creates spaces, environments and objects that are site specific to the client, lifestyle and brand while being conscientious of the impact the design makes on the surrounding environment and interaction between end-user. One of the components that sets Amatoya apart is that they are truly Native American owned, operated, and stay true to the heart of capturing the essence of the Native American story and culture. Each Amatoya project and piece is designed with an emphasis on the unique; and encapsulates form and function with a back story. The Amatoya furniture collection embraces cultural elements found in various Native American tribal art forms with the juxtaposition of contrasting textures, markings, and finishes. Driven by an instinctual design ability and innate passion, Amatoya embodies exceptional craftsmanship and the Native American spirit.

Following the distinct path that every detail is a design opportunity and uncompromising standards yield incomparable results; Cray’s heartfelt philosophy has helped establish him as an artist and has fostered a devout following among those who value his design and made-to-order pieces as functional art.

Constantly pursuing the broader world of creative culture, Cray has conversations with those creating meticulous backdrops on which to layer the design story and their ability to find balance and harmony in the most complex of projects while navigating and imposing vision with resourceful, hands-on execution and ultimately creating masterful experiential environments.

Is there a shared antidote for a being a creative in today’s world? Beyond the Design provides a behind the scene look into this massive global design industry from every angle. In each episode of Beyond the Design, Cray will discuss with guests the different industries creative aspects and what drives design from designers, manufacturers, artistic directors and everyone behind the glamour that gives the powerhouse industry its force.