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.

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…

High Point Market Authority Announces Summer Webinar Lineup

The High Point Market Authority is adding two additional webinars to its IdeaStreams series for the summer months. These virtual educational programs will offer CEU credits and focus on budget…

Are You Identifying your Ideal Client?

Join us Tuesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Eastern as we talk with Melissa Galt and a panel of designers about how identifying their ideal clients has helped grow their businesses. RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE…
Buying furniture online
Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

Design Trade Service: A One-Stop Shop for Online Furniture Shopping

One of the challenges throughout this COVID-19 year has been connecting with manufacturers for the furniture, lighting and other decor needed to complete interior design projects. Attending markets…
Lina Calvao of Curated Nest Interior Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops in this kitchen by Lina Calvao of Curated Nest Interiors are durable enough to face increased cooking and cleaning. Seating made of materials that can be easily wiped down is also an asset.

Resimercial in the Home

In its most common usage, the term “resimercial” is the practice of incorporating residential design elements into commercial spaces, giving them the relaxed comfortable feeling of home while…
Gail Doby
Gail Doby

Gail Doby's Business Building Mission

Like so many of the designers we speak with, Gail Doby did not walk a straight line into her interior design business … or the business coaching she does now. After a couple of decades as a designer…
Universal Furniture, High Point Market
Universal Furniture has announced its educational lineup for High Point Market

Universal Furniture Learning Center Agenda for High Point Market

Universal Furniture’s in-person learning events return this June with live streaming opportunities for those who can’t attend. And back by popular demand is the Universal To the Trade Designer’s…