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.

Mike Peterson, Understanding Branding
Mike Peterson shares strategies for uncovering your true brand identity.

Understanding Your Interior Design Brand Identity

What's Your Brand Identity? Are you a brand? Do you think of yourself that way? We live in a world of brands. They surround us. They influence us. We don’t drive cars; we drive BMWs. We don’t stop…
the drawing room
The Drawing Room in Atlanta's Buckhead Village. Photos courtesy of Jamestown Properties

Drawing Room Designers Display Vintage Finds in Showroom Space

More than a decade ago, two designers met serendipitously while working in different cities for Design Within Reach. Seth van den Bergh was based in Atlanta, while Daniel Zimmerman worked in West…
Future Designers Summit
In preparation for the inaugural event this fall, a logo was designed to brand the annual Future Designers Summit organized by the Bienenstock Furniture Library.

Bienenstock Furniture Library Kicks Off Fundraising for Future Designers Event

The Bienenstock Furniture Library launches an industrywide fundraising campaign to support its inaugural Future Designers Summit, scheduled for Sept. 20-22, 2021. The fall conference is billed as an…
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Pay Attention to What's Next

This last year has been for assessing… and pivoting… and assessing again… and pivoting again. Coronavirus and all that came with it pretty much dominated our lives and our business decisions. While…
Christina Anstead
Christina Anstead

3 Designers Share Their Product Design & Licensing Journeys

Whether a designer is looking for a specific product they can’t find anywhere else, wants to share their aesthetic with a larger audience or just has a passion for product design, partnering with a…
Henck Design
Christina Henck, Henck Design, opened a physical showroom in Philadelphia this summer to support her design business, and it has exceeded her expectations.

Christina Henck Banks on Design With New Retail Space

Necessity is the mother of invention — and growth — as in the case of Christina Henck, founder of Henck Design, which now incorporates a new home furnishings retail showroom in Philadelphia. “I would…
boost your interior design business confidence
Confidence Is An Aphrodisiac for Clients and Cash.

3 Ways to Boost Your Interior Design Confidence

Confidence is an aphrodisiac that can lead to clients and cash, and it is essential to your interior design business success. It’s a mindset muscle you can train with the exercises presented here in…
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

5 Product Design & Licensing Tips

Product design often is a next step in an interior designer’s career. We asked five designers for their top product design and licensing tips for newcomers to the field. One theme stood out: trust in…
Nancy Ganzekaufer Business Coaching
Increase productivity with these four steps

4 Tips to Increased Productivity in Your Design Business

Effective time management is an ongoing challenge for many business owners. But did you know that by using a few tips to increase your productivity, you can improve your efficiency as well?…
Las Vegas Design Center Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2021
Las Vegas Design Center is hosting a color trends webinar with Sherwin-Williams.

Las Vegas Design Center Hosts ColorMix 2021 Webinar

International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that the December installment of Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly “First Friday” webinar series will address Sherwin-Williams’ popular 2021…