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I’m Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design with another installment of the Design Leadership Series and this week, I am going to share with you. This group was recorded live from the Design Hardware showroom on Third Street in LA. This was an amazing group and with 12 creatives there, it was the biggest event we recorded to date.  Keep listening, you’re going to enjoy this.

Designer Resources

ThermaSol – Redefining the modern shower experience. Episode 271 featuring Mitch Altman

Moya Living  Beautiful, durable powder coated kitchen, bath & outdoor kitchen cabinetry

Design Hardware – A stunning and vast collection of jewelry for the home!

The Oasis Alliance – Providing design to those in need.

ICAA Southern California – SoCal is Southern California’s preeminent resource on classical architecture and the allied arts.

I started hosting these events in 2017. I realized after a design festival, that the panel conversations, while interesting, did not contain the same power as the conversations that followed. Groups of creatives getting down to the brass tacks, sharing what they really think without the audience. These gatherings are more “happening” than anything else. It places the creatives in a safe space with colleagues free to discuss what is really happening, get a little commiserating in and then getting to the challenge of addressing these issues. These events are powerful and I’m really proud to share them with you. This conversation has also aired on Doctoring Up Design, the Design Hardware podcast. You are about to listen in on a real workgroup discussing the issues designers, architects and builders face today. The following conversation is between 12 creatives and at times, it gets complicated, just like conversations in the real world. 

This conversation was not intended for you to blow through while multi-tasking. There is a great deal of material here and it is intended to be listened to over time and re-listened as well. It is worthy of saving and added to your resource library.

This is kicked off by Michele Solomons with Design Hardware asking about the experience designers have with their showroom partners. It’s an important question and one on just about every designers mind. From there, this chat takes on a life of its own and if you follow closely, there are nuggets of design business gold to be found.

Before we listen in, I thought you would like to meet the participants: 

Andres Gonzalez – Cali Renderings

Christine Jahan – Christine Jahan Designs @christineJahanDesigns

Crickett KenserKitchen Places @KitchenPlacesVentura

Huma Sulaiman – Huma Sulaiman @HumaSulaimanDesign

James Hernandez – James Hernandez Interior Design @jameshernandezinteriordesign

Joan Barton – Dirty Girl Construction @dirtygirlconstruction

Kara Piepmeyer – Studio Kosma @studiokosma

Leslie Delli-Venneri – Aquabella @aquabellatile @leslie.dee.vee

Marbe Briceno – Marbe Designs @marbe.designs

Mark Hermogeno – Hermogeno Designs @hermogenodesigns

Nicole Michael – Nicole Michael Designs @nicole.michael.designs

Rydhima Brar – R/Terior Studio @rteriorstudio

So those are the participants. This is the full conversation. Enjoy listening in.

That was a fun and incredibly talented group. Great job, designers! Thank you for your time. Thank you to my partners and sponsors, ThermaSol, Moya Living, Design Hardware, The Oasis Alliance and the ICAA SoCal chapter. And a special thanks to you. Thank you for downloading, streaming and supporting the show. If you have anything to suggest for a future episode of the show or a guest from whom you would like to hear, email me Convo By Design at Outlook dot com or on Instagram @ConvoX Design with an “x”.  Thanks again for listening. Until next week, be well and take today first. -CXD