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.

Stripe Street Studio
Stripe Street Studio’s Stacey Herman assesses each client’s lifestyle needs when approaching their home designs.

Design Studio Caters to Divorced Dads

The meaning behind Stripe Street Studio’s name is twofold. First, the phrase “stripe street” invokes an image of a straight path to a destination, as opposed to a winding road, indicating the firm’s…
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay

5 Steps to Micro-Influencer Success

We’re still living in the age of the influencer, and while it can be tempting to strive for hundreds of thousands of social media followers, sometimes quality over quantity is key. Enter the micro-…
LIVable Environment Conference, Mike Peterson, Randall Whitehead
Earn CEU credits and learn about neuroaesthetics at the LivABLE Environment Conference

Registration Opens for the LivABLE Environment Conference

The LivABLE Environment Conference, which takes place virtually from April 28-30, 2021, explores the science behind the built environment, the arts and design. Scientists now know and prove that the…
Gail Doby 5-Day Financial Blueprint Challenge, High Point Market Authority
Gail Doby is teaming with High Point Market Authority on her next 5-Day Financial Blueprint Challenge

High Point Market Authority Announces Gail Doby 5-Day Financial Blueprint Challenge

The High Point Market Authority is partnering with Design Business Consultant Gail Doby, founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, for a virtual five-day Financial Blueprint Challenge.…
Gat Creek table
Domestic manufacture and the use of local woods are some of the ways Gat Creek lowers its carbon footprint.

Consumer Awareness Drives Home Furnishings Sustainability Efforts

As consumers pay attention to wellness in their homes — COVID has further elevated that focus — sustainability has again taken on an urgency in consumer purchases, including home furnishings. Whether…
Lightfair, mentorship program, International Association of Lighting Designers
LightFair's Mentorship program will culminate at LightFair 2021 in New York.

Lightfair Launches Lighting Mentorship Program

LightFair is expanding networking and relationship building opportunities beyond its yearly trade show and conference with a new lighting professional mentorship program launching this spring. The…
lighting for wellness
Using texture and light to create dynamic pattern can mimic natural light. The texture of the green wall is accentuated using lighting, creating dimensionality and dynamic highlights and shadows.

How Lighting Can Influence Wellness

The purpose of lighting goes beyond just illuminating the darkness. Light, particularly natural light, tells our bodies the time of day and has a direct impact on our health and wellness, as well as…
Barbour Spangle Design
With a multi-faceted design portfolio, Barbour says residential design has helped Barbour Spangle continue to grow during the pandemic.

Barbour Spangle Design Thrives by Diversifying

When I spoke with Christi Barbour, co-founder and half of the leadership team at Barbour Spangle Design, she had just moved into new offices at Congdon Yards, a former hosiery factory turned offices/…

What's Your Design Business Mindset?

    In the basics of business mindset you’ll either have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset. The exciting part about this is that because of something called neuroplasticity, you can retrain your…
Design Coaching Center, Mike Peterson, Brand Personality
Join us March 2 to learn how these designers have embraced their brand personalities.

Looking to Elevate Your Brand Personality? Don't Miss This Webinar!

Success is measured differently for each of us. It’s a personal and emotional reward when a client is satisfied. We revel in the the gratification of achieving personal excellence, an increase in…