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Simple flashes of genius

3 Books Every Professional Designer Should Read

The books on this list changed my life. We designers never have enough time! You are expected to browse the 184,00 design blogs on the Internet, read the 67 magazines delivered to your studio, or participate in the myriad IIDA, ASID, USGBC, AIA, or other chapter…

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Knowing your Love Language can super-charge your design business success

Not everyone places the words LOVE and BUSINESS into the same sentence, but if you want to increase your value, take charge of your income, and have more fun with your work, you’ve got to spark a loving designer-client romance (platonically, of course). Gary Chapman’s…

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Make Every Client Love You!

Want to make every client love you? Of course you do! Why? Because when your clients love you, your projects are more enjoyable and you make more money! When you build solid and positive client relationships with your interior design clients your fees are more…

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Reawaken Your Artist – Live CEU with IIDA

Thank you to the IIDA Southwest Chapter for helping us shake-up the CEU world on September 18th! The live three hour CEU taught by Designstein Professor Rachel Rosso gave designers an opportunity to let loose, get creative, and play…all while developing new design concepts! Participants…

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Are you a Creative Kleptomaniac? You Should be!

Suffering from writers block lead author and TED Talker Austin Kleon to the newspaper, where he clipped the words of others into his “Blackout Poems.” Some critics told him he was unoriginal, so Kleon did some research into the past. All the way back to…

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Designstein and IIDA – Live CEU: Meetings That Matter!

Wooo Hooo! Another AMAZING live CEU event taught by Designstein Professor Tamara Christensen with Idea Farm and hosted by the Southwest Chapter of IIDA. Tamara coached savvy designers on how to improve both the experience and results of their meetings. She offered clever alliterative tips…

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Another F-ing Meeting? Have Meetings That Matter! Live CEU

How do you feel about the meetings that you attended today? Were they inspiring, engaging, uplifting, and productive? Did you feel like your voice was heard and that you were able to truly benefit from the diverse expertise in the room? Did you leave the…

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Designstein and IIDA Live CEU – Make Every Client Love You

Last thursday we had our inaugural Designstein Live! CEU with the IIDA Southwest Chapter! Thanks so much to IIDA for believing in our product and making an effort to provide quality experiences for their members. The event was a huge success! And, not only did…

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Daydream for Genius! Space Out – Get Happier and More Creative

Do you give yourself time during the day to just let your mind wander, or if you catch yourself daydreaming, are you frustrated and self-deprecating? Unfortunately, it’s probably the latter. In this fast-paced and competitive world, most ambitious creatives feel pressure to be on the…

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