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Today we welcome Sara Brennan of Sara Lynn Brennan Interior Design based in Waxhaw, North Carolina. In this episode Sara shares how she identified weaknesses in her business early on and instead of ignoring them she tackled them head on and created a renewed seven figure business in just three years. We also discuss Sara’s […]…
 
Today we welcome Gage Edward, Interior Designer and Head of Partnerships at Side Door. In this episode Gage tells us about his journey of design from re-imagining spaces as a kid to his introduction to a multi faceted business of design twelve years ago. We also discuss the challenges that design professionals face, particularly sales […]…
 
Today we welcome Jordan Hackworth of J Hackworth Interiors based in Atlanta, GA. In this episode Jordan shares his journey of design from the set of reality television in Hollywood to the launch of his own design business in 2020. Jordan learned many lessons in his first year of business and he shares some of […]…
 
Today we welcome Desi Creswell, a certified life and business coach who helps interior designers stop feeling overwhelmed so they can intentionally build profitable, fulfilling businesses that enrich their lives as a whole. In this episode we discuss tips and strategies for prioritization, productivity, and achieving your goals! Click here to downl…
 
In this episode I answer a few of the burning questions submitted by you – our listeners! We talk motivational influencers, top design biz resources, design school pros and cons, and how to pick your lane in the business of design. We also discuss my untold path that led me to the business of design.…
 
Today we welcome Christina Kim of Christina Kim Interior Design all the way from Manasquan, New Jersey. In this episode Christina shares her path to design and her strategy for launching her own design business. Christina also shares her trials and errors and how establishing a niche for her design business was the key to elevating […]…
 
Today we welcome one of our featured speakers at this year’s Design Biz Retreat, Marketing Specialist Kate Greunke – better known as Kate the Socialite. In this episode we discuss Kate’s “Confidence Based Approach” to marketing and visibility to create a more profitable and successful business. We also discuss back end strategies for your website, …
 
Today we welcome Marketing Consultant Bobby Tsui to the podcast. Bobby specializes in Marketing and Visibility Strategies for design professionals and is the founder of “Same Circle Method” which is an e-learning program that helps designers develop influential positioning in their markets so they can grow their business profitably while staying in…
 
Today, photographer and podcast super fan Molly Rose is asking the questions and I do a whole lot of talking as we celebrate our 3 year anniversary of Design Biz Survival Guide. We re-cap some highlights of my journey over the past few years and we dig into some of today’s biggest challenges and opportunities […]…
 
Today we welcome Designer and Executive Business Strategist Kate Rasmussen of Wade Weissmann Architecture. In this episode Kate shares her journey of design and architecture and the many influences that shaped her perspective. We also discuss what attracted her to the business of design and how a team culture rooted in optimism contributes to the […
 
Today we welcome Lisa Gilmore, Principal Designer and Owner of Lisa Gilmore Design based in St. Petersburg, Florida. In this episode Lisa shares her fast track journey to design business ownership and a life defining moment that stopped her in her tracks and prompted a complete makeover of her finances. We also discuss how she […]…
 
Today we welcome Susan Thiel of Susan Thiel Design to the podcast. Susan launched her full service interior design business in 2008 which specializes in new construction and major remodels. In this episode we discuss Susan’s decision to transition her design business from a traditional office space to Orange County’s premiere co-working space exclu…
 
Today we welcome Anderson Somerselle to the podcast. In this episode we discuss Anderson’s namesake showroom SOMERSELLE and how he designed what he has dubbed “the new showroom experience” from the inside out with the needs of design professionals in mind. Anderson shares how he’s made a career of being of service to interior designers […]…
 
Today we welcome our sales tax guru Amy Monroe to the podcast! Amy specializes in sales tax consulting and audit defense for businesses big and small. In this episode we discuss some sales tax basics and how they relate specifically to the business of design. We also dig a little deeper and discuss strategies to […]…
 
Today we welcome Hawlie Ohe of White Sands Design Build – a full service construction, development and design firm located in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles. In this episode we discuss the benefits of having the entire design build process under one roof, how it streamlines the creative process, and how the business […]…
 
Today we welcome back Christina Fluegge of Greige Design and Textiles as part of our “catching up with” series. In this episode we dive into innovation and discovery as it relates to business and life balance. The business of design is moving faster than ever and the opportunity for growth and diversification has never been […]…
 
Today we welcome Mike Reeves of Corbin Reeves Construction. A southern California based home builder specializing in high end custom home construction. In this episode Mike shares their client approach from a builder perspective, how they establish a construction budget, and how design professionals can best contribute to the process. We also discu…
 
Today we welcome Brian Paquette to the Podcast. Based in Seattle, Washington – Brian’s design business model has reinvented itself over the years in response not only to business goals but also to life priorities. In this episode we discuss how scaling back his business made more room for his passion for design, a book […]…
 
Today we welcome Katie Hodges to the Podcast. In this episode we talk about Katie’s unexpected path to her design career and how the encouragement of a friend convinced her to abandon the medical field and explore her true calling, design. We also discuss her “construction forward” approach to design, her commitment to her business […]…
 
Today we welcome back Kylie Van Meter as part of our “where are they now” series. Kylie originally joined us in July of 2019 (episode 28) – she was fresh out of design school and in the process of building her design business. A lot has transpired in a year and a half and Kylie […]Design Biz Survival Guide による
 
Today we welcome Rhonnika Clifton of RJ Clifton Designs out of Houston, Texas. In this episode we discuss Rhonnika’s detour from Healthcare to Interior Design and her continued passion for improving the quality of people’s lives. We also talk about the need for mentorship within the design community and how her program “the educated designer” […]…
 
Today we welcome Jeanne Candler of Jeanne Candler Design, a Los Angeles based workroom specializing in custom window treatments. In this episode Jeanne explains how her passion and understanding of interior design turned into an opportunity to provide window treatment design services to designers, architects, and developers. We also cover the nuanc…
 
Today we welcome Ryan Saghian, a Los Angeles based interior designer who is blazing a trail in the industry with his fresh perspective of business and his fearless approach to design. In this episode we discuss confidence, ego and pushing boundaries. A proud millennial, Ryan is on the forefront of a movement to re-brand the […]…
 
Today we welcome back Naomi Coe of Little Crown Interiors to the podcast. Naomi was our very first featured designer when it all started back in May of 2018 and now she’s our first featured designer in our “where are they now” series. We’re catching up with some of our favorite guests to see what’s […]…
 
Join us as we re-cap each inspiring episode of 2020 and discuss our biggest take aways from the conversations that rang in the new year with optimism, motivated us through uncertainty, and empowered us to band together as a COMMUNITY and rise above unprecedented times. We hope this episode will encourage you to re-visit past […]…
 
Today we welcome Julia Alt – Principal Interior Designer of ALT DESIGN GROUP and the current chapter President of ASID Orange County . In this episode Julia shares how years of involvement in the design community have culminated into an opportunity to lead one of the largest ASID Chapters in the country. We also discuss […]…
 
Today we welcome Joe DeCasperis, owner and designer of his namesake Kitchen and Bath design showroom located in Canyon Lake, California. In this episode Joe breaks down his unique business model with us and demonstrates that there’s more than one way to approach the business of design. We also discuss the value of leadership and […]…
 
Today we’re re-capping the two days of presentations and ah-ha moments from the first ever DESIGN BIZ RETREAT. Our small but mighty group of design professionals and featured speakers tackled the business of design and its many challenges and left with new insight, valuable tools, and new friendships that will benefit their business for years […]…
 
Today we welcome Carrie Brigham of Carrie Brigham Design based in Naples, Florida. In this episode we discuss how Carrie developed her design firm to be technology forward and how that benefited her business in 2020. We also discuss how some great advice from a design school professor and an aggressive learning curve contributed to […]…
 
Today we welcome Laguna Beach based Architect, Anders Lasater. His award winning architectural studio specializes in custom homes, restaurants, boutique retail and commercial projects. In this episode we discuss his approach to solution based design, team trust, and how our current state of “working from home” has magnified the value of creative an…
 
Today we welcome Summer Meddock of Meddock Interiors, a full service design firm and retail retail storefront based in Newport Beach, CA. In this episode Summer and I sit down and have a real talk about her journey to launching her design business and the mind set she has adopted to see her way through […]…
 
Today we welcome Stacey Brown Randall, author, entrepreneur, and business coach. Her concept of “generating business referrals without asking” has inspired entrepreneurs and business owners around the world and she’s sharing her top tips with us! Stacey dives into the importance of cultivating relationships and leading with authenticity to generate…
 
Today we welcome Lauren Czarniecki of CZAR Interiors, a Florida based boutique firm specializing in residential and commercial design. In this episode Lauren shares her path to launching her own firm just four years ago and the growing pains associated with the development of her business and how she overcame them. We also dive into […]…
 
Today we welcome Wendy Yates of Abigail – Elise Design Studio, a Colorado based interior design firm specializing in interiors and merchandising for commercial, hospitality and residential projects. In this episode we discuss Wendy’s career path to design and her unique approach to developing a business model that promotes wellness, balance, and ad…
 
Today we welcome Annette English and Andrea Popkin of Annette English and Associates, a boutique interior design firm based in Los Angeles, California. In this episode, Annette and Andrea discuss their path to partnership and the “why” behind promoting from within. We also discuss team culture, the value of leadership, and what it takes to […]…
 
He’s here! Today we welcome Ray Langhammer of RL Interiors to the podcast. In this episode we chat about Ray’s role as Creative Director for a global brand and how that experience has helped pave the way for his next chapter in life and business. At a time when many design professionals are weighing their […]…
 
Today we welcome Michelle Lynne, owner of ML Interiors Group in Dallas, TX and founder of Designed for the Creative Mind – a coaching platform that empowers design professionals to grow more productive and profitable businesses. In this episode we discuss Michelle’s business model and her approach to building her own design team with balance […]…
 
Join us as we continue the conversation about visibility and your business with photographer Karyn Millet. In this episode Karyn shares how years of experience in publishing and PR has contributed to her approach to capturing swoon worthy imagery for the pages of some of our favorite design publications. We also discuss the politics of […]…
 
Today we welcome Natalie Norcross, CEO and founder of A Design Partnership – a full service communications agency specializing in public relations for the interior design and architectural community. With a background in luxury residential and hospitality design, Natalie speaks the language of design professionals and shares just what it takes to d…
 
Today we welcome Erik Peterson, founder of PHX Architecture with operations in Scottsdale, AZ and Beverly Hills, CA. In this episode Erik shares how following his passion and saying YES to opportunity led him on a career path that he could have never imagined. We also discuss his approach to expanding his business model and […]…
 
Today we welcome Braden Drake of Braden Drake Law. He’s the host and founder of one of my favorite podcasts, UNF*CK YOUR BIZ, and the super cool online community resource by the same name. Braden is dedicated to providing legit legal and tax education to the creative entrepreneur community. In this episode we talk about […]…
 
Today we welcome Traci Connell of Traci Connell Interiors, a full service design firm based in Dallas, Texas. In this episode Traci tells us how she built her business to be her rock during a time of challenge and how the pressure of necessity has lead her to a place of giving back to the […]Design Biz Survival Guide による
 
Today we welcome Annette Reeves, a long time design build industry partner and appliance & fixture specialist at PIRCH. In this episode we discuss how Annette collaborates with designers, builders, and architects on projects big and small to help them specify like a pro! We also discuss being of service and our mutual passion to […]…
 
Today we welcome Jenny and Brooks Crawford of Brookside Design in Carlsbad, California. This husband and wife team turned their mutual love and respect for the outdoors into a mission to extend comfort and design beyond the carpeted area. In this episode we talk about the evolution of their multi faceted design business, how interior […]…
 
Today we welcome award winning designer, industry leader, and visibility queen – Rachel Moriarty of Rachel Moriarty Interiors based out of San Diego, CA. In this episode Rachel shares her top visibility strategies for 2020 including the value of video content, how to leverage media exposure to be more relevant to consumers, and why you […]…
 
Today we welcome Matt Dugally of Dugally Oberfeld – an internationally recognized luxury home builder. In this episode we re-visit team synergy and we hear Matt’s perspective on the importance of the architect, builder, designer relationship. Matt also shares the top three things that luxury builders are looking for from design professionals as wel…
 
Today we welcome Robin Strickler – founder and principal of Design Works, a Southern California based design firm known for their stylish yet timeless design aesthetic. In this episode Robin walks us through her journey from fashionista to interior design tastemaker. We also discuss the heightened designer expectation, the reality of burn out among…
 
Today we welcome Capella Kincheloe to the podcast and we discuss why she crossed over from Interior Design to design business coaching. Capella joins the growing ranks of design professionals who have found their true calling – to provide valuable information and guidance to help designers grow their business. Her 2020 Design Business Planner is [……
 
Today we welcome Mark Weaver – founder of Mark Weaver & Associates, a full service design firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA . With over forty years of design biz experience, Mark is no stranger to the ever changing design industry and in this episode he shares his perspective on the client experience, team culture, […]…
 
Today we welcome Chris Johnson – founder of Design Tec, a California based design firm specializing in model homes and commercial spaces. In this episode we talk about attitude, ambition, and good old fashioned hard work. Chris also shares her thoughts on leadership, employee retention, and her path to reinvention which culminated into a trend […]…
 
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