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.

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…

Home Design Business Think Tank: A Focus on Profit for Retailers

Home Design Business Think Tank: All About the Benjamins As a home furnishings retailer or interior designer, one of your primary goals in business is to turn a profit. We’ve put together a Home…
Design Coaching Center, Interior Design Business Experts, Melissa Galt
Melissa Galt shares insights on finding your ideal client.

Design Coaching Center: How Do You Attract Your Ideal Client?

Identifying your hot and buying ideal client is the fast path to design success. You can stop spinning your wheels trying to be all things to everyone and focus on those clients you enjoy the most.…
Photo by recha oktaviani on Unsplash
Photo by recha oktaviani on Unsplash

IIDA Releases 2021 Interior Design Compensation Report

IIDA announces the release of the 2021 IIDA Interior Design Compensation Report, an analysis of salary and benefit information aimed at arming designers and A&D professionals with the most…
Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash
Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

Attracting Your Ideal Interior Design Client

Identifying your hot and buying ideal client is the fast path to design success. You can stop spinning your wheels trying to be all things to everyone and focus on those clients you enjoy the most.…
Gail Doby, Business Breakthrough Book
Gail Doby's new book, Business Breakthrough, is available on Kindle.

Gail Doby Shares Business Strategies in New Book for Designers

Gail Doby, Co-founder and Chief Vision Officer, of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, has written a new book that shares many of the secrets and strategies she has used when coaching interior…
Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash
Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash

How Will Business Change After the Pandemic?

As we’re closing this issue, I’m getting ready for my first COVID-19 vaccine. The thought of finally being somewhat protected from this virus after a year of hunkering down has allowed me to start…
Photo by Christiann Koepke on Unsplash
Photo by Christiann Koepke on Unsplash

3 Payment Platforms for Retailers and Designers

In an environment where cash may not be exchanging hands and checks can require the extra step of going to a bank, not to mention the convenience of credit cards for clients and customers on big-…
Interior Design Society, Virtual Conference
The Interior Design Society has opened registration for its May virtual conference.

Interior Design Society Opens Registration for Virtual Designer Conference

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is excited to announce that  registration is now open for their 2021 National Conference. The conference will be held  virtually this year, with a strong speaker…