Design Viewpoints Series

CEU accredited seminars for design professionals
Saturday, April 6 - Monday, April 8

Industry leaders present ideas and techniques to grow your business. Learn how to position your fees to increase your income, use legal contracts to protect your firm, attract new clients, and balance your daily demands. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and the American Society of Interior Designers, seminars are held in the High Point Theatre, at the Transportation Terminal. Sponsored by Monogram Appliances.

Lessons from A Well-Designed Business®

Saturday, April 6
Noon – 1pm
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
With LuAnn Nigara, A Well-Designed Business®

LuAnn Nigara

As host of the podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, LuAnn Nigara helps interior design professionals operate a profitable and productive business by providing useful and understandable insights through conversations with industry leaders. Join LuAnn as she shares lessons learned from A Well-Designed Business®, including an overview of critical topics for running an interior design business, and straight talk and actionable lessons to take back to your practice. Immediately following the presentation, LuAnn will be available to sign copies of her newly released book, The Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business®.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.

Tech Tools: Reviews from the Designers Who Use Them

Sunday, April 7
Noon - 1pm
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
With Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID (moderator), Corey Damen Jenkins, Darla Powell, Laura Thurman, and Jarret Yoshida

Phyllis Harbinger

Corey Damen Jenkins

Darla Powell

Laura Thurman

Jarret Yoshida

Back by popular demand, this session will discuss the technology tools peer designers use to both make their businesses more productive and effectively manage clients. Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, will ask our panel of design leaders to provide their approach to evaluating the best software options for their businesses. Panelists include design experts Corey Damen Jenkins, Darla Powell, Laura Thurman, and Jarret Yoshida. Leave with the factors you need to consider when evaluating your software options.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.

Leveraging Social Media to Market Your Business

Monday, April 8
Noon – 1pm
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
With Jennifer Quail of i+D magazine (moderator), Justina Blakeney, Bria Hammel, Lance Jackson and Courtney McLeod

Jennifer Quail

Justina Blakeney

Bria Hammel

Lance Jackson

Courtney McLeod

Social media can be an effective marketing tool for creating your company’s online persona and building your audience to reach potential clients. Led by Jennifer Quail of i+D magazine, our panel of social media leaders, including Justina Blakeney, Bria Hammel, Lance Jackson and Courtney McLeod, will share their expertise on leveraging social platforms to reach customers and build a brand. Learn which platforms are best to reach certain audiences and strategies to convert online followers to customers. In addition, our experts will offer time management tips to help you juggle all of your social media tasks effectively.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.