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Designer Education

Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

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The Vacation Rental Design Summit will take place from April 10-12 in High Point.

Second Annual VRD Summit Set for April in High Point

Planning for the second Vacation Rental Design Summit is underway. The three-day event will unfold in High Point, April 10-12, 2024, and once again, High Point by Design (HPxD) is partnering with…

Design Stop: Dann Foley Chases the Passion

When we talk with designers about how they started their businesses, for some it is a mid-career shift to finally doing what they love; for others, it has always been their passion. They were “that…

ASID Releases 2023 Economic Outlook Report

ASID has released its 2023 Economic Outlook Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the economy's current state and its impact on the interior design industry.  Following the challenges…
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Erin Weir, of the Pearl Collective talks social media tips and designer survey in the July Design Coaching Center.

Design Coaching Center: Social Media Marketing, Designer Survey

I work with interior designers every day in our interior design consulting business, Pearl Collective, and when the topic of social media comes up, designers are either nailing it or they hate it.…

Pearl Collective Offers Marketing Masterclass for Designers

As an interior designer, if you're looking to unlock secrets of effective marketing and reduce the stress of finding your next client, you'll want to mark your calendars for The Pearl Collective's…

Interior Designer Preview Day to Launch at June Edition of Lightovation

Lightovation, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, has announced the launch of Interior Designer Preview Day, taking place on Tuesday, June 20. The event is designed to…

Design Stop: The Creative Kin Behind Nader's Gallery

In the fast-paced world of design where competition is fierce and innovation is key, one partnership has proven to be unwavering: the sibling duo, Edward Nader and Margaret Love of Nader’s Gallery.…
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IIDA announces designer educational opportunities at NeoCon.

IIDA Announces NeoCon Education Lineup

With a focus on futurism, IIDA returns to this year's NeoCon with an exciting lineup of keynotes, panels, roundtables, and celebrations that aim to empower its global membership – and the commercial…

Leveled-Up Living: Design and Materials for Optimal Home Functionality

Modern technology has revolutionized the way we personalize our living spaces. With the introduction of luxury smart technology and a focus on wellness and performance, homeowners can now tailor…

Design Fees, Salaries and Competing for Talent: The Pearl Collective

In 2022, Gail Doby and Erin Weir, partners in interior design business consultancy The Pearl Collective (previously Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting) launched the company’s first initiative…
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