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.

Design Coaching Center, LuAnn Nigara
Register for our conversation with LuAnn Nigara and designers on the value of process.

Learn the Game-Changing Value of Design Systems, Processes

Don't miss this insightful conversation with LuAnn Nigara, Sandra Funk, Arianne Bellizaire and Peggy Morgans!  REGISTER HERE Date: September 2, 2021 Time: 12:00 ET Register Here!    We’ve been…
Jenna Gaidusek
eDesign Tribe’s exclusive rendering tools create photo-realistic designs for customers and can include shoppable links.

Building an E-Design Community

Considering e-design as an addition to your full-service design business or just starting out and looking for some e-design options? Head on over to eDesign Tribe, where you can find the community,…
Ginger Curtis Urbanology Designs
Ginger Curtis, of Urbanology Designs, turned to Zoom in her design business when COVID hit. She learned that video client consultations made valuable training videos for new designers and staff.

Designers Turn to E-Design, Digital Design Tools

How do you see new design clients across the country when you can’t travel? You deliver virtual options — from Zoom discovery calls to realistic digital renderings, design and shopping lists. While…
Image by talha khalil from Pixabay
Image by talha khalil from Pixabay

3 Newsletter Platforms to Reach More Customers

Today’s email marketing platforms are more advanced than ever before. With retargeting, automated communications and e-commerce integration, retailers and designers alike can stay in front of their…
Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay
Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay

How is Your Support System?

Industry associations, buying groups, Facebook groups, business coaches and more. There’s no shortage of support systems in the home furnishings industry, whatever your role. The question is: Are you…

Alibaba.com: How to Succeed in the Global B2B E-commerce Marketplace

It’s been an amazing year for the construction and remodeling industries in terms of demand. COVID-19 had a huge impact on the volume of business, as well as where and how materials and products were…

Profitability Takeaways from Home Design Business Coaches

In our latest virtual Home Design Business Think Tank, we spoke with experts, retailers and designers about the steps they take to ensure customer/client loyalty and profitability in their businesses…
LuAnn Nigara, Design Coaching Center
LuAnn Nigara shares insights on how systems and processes affect your design business

Design Coaching Center: LuAnn Nigara — The Value of Processes & Systems

Systems & Process for Your Design Business You have heard countless business advisors tell you the importance and the critical value of building processes and systems into your business. So,…

How Retailers and Designers Can Maximize Home Furnishings Markets

High Point Market last month showcased the power of the market environment, with trending and new products, educational and inspirational experiences, attendees and the energy we remember from before…

IMC July 2021 Market Insights Webinar to Focus on Regional Design Trends

With the summer 2021 markets just weeks away, International Market Centers (IMC) is providing a unique preview of what’s trending in design and product – both regionally and nationally – in its next…