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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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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…

Entering the Kitchen/Bath Design World: Design Coaching Center

Last October Pam McNally, SVP of Marketing for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, invited me to join a panel at High Point Market to discuss how interior designers can increase revenue by…
Angela Harris
Angela Harris, founder of TRIO, has been named to the Science in Design Advisory Board.

Angela Harris Named to Science in Design Advisory Board

Angela Harris, CEO/Principal and Founder of TRIO, Bode & Well, and By Angela Harris, has been appointed to the Science in Design Certification Advisory Board. Created primarily for interior…
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Questions to ask when interviewing prospective clients.

Design Coaching Center: 3 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Potential Clients

One of the most important conversations you will have with a prospective client takes place within the first 15 minutes. Having a practiced outline to follow is the first step to uncovering possible…

Design Coaching Center: Finding your unique design value

So far this year you’ve taken stock to remind yourself of the true value of design, considered how it impacts the lives of your clients and reviewed the key elements for increasing your confidence as…
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Keynote speakers for HPxD Vacation Rental Summit

Keynote, Headline Speakers Announced for Vacation Rental Design Summit

High Point x Design (HPxD) is excited to announce that Barclay Butera, President and Founder of Barclay Butera Interiors will be the keynote at the inaugural Vacation Rental Design (VRD) Summit…
Fashion Snoops Future of Home & Lifestyle
The Future of Home & Lifestyle webinar will take place on Monday, February 27.

Fashion Snoops Presents the Future of Home & Lifestyle Webinar

As part of its new report series "The Future of,"  Fashion Snoops is hosting a webinar next week on the The Future Of Home + Lifestyle. The webinar will take place via Zoom on Monday, February 27, at…
Design Edge Miami, Vanguard
Home Furnishings companies like Vanguard will show at Design Edge Miami.

Design Edge Announces Miami Trade Event

Building on the success of its three prior events, national trade show organizer Design Edge Co. has announced its next exhibition, set to attract over 500 Florida area interior designers to Mana…
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