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Design Viewpoints Series

Five thought-provoking seminars by design industry leaders

Presented in partnership with ASID, this lively and informative seminar series offers business-building ideas from design industry leaders. Featuring topics tailored specifically to the needs of professional designers, these exceptional educational events are held in the High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal.

  • Noon sessions include a complimentary boxed lunch. Meals available on a first-come, first served basis
  • Attendees earn .1 CEU credit at each session

Keynote Event

Design Disruption: How Wellness and Sustainability Is More Than a Trend

When: 12pm-1pm, Saturday, April 22
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Robin Wilson, Clean Design expert, wellness and sustainability advocate

Clean Design is a method of making “free to fabulous” wellness choices. By guiding clients toward hypoallergenic design, and managing or eliminating allergens, you create healthier environments while growing your revenue base. Learn how Robin built a business that speaks to 60 million consumers who suffer from asthma and allergies as you increase your understanding of the concerns and priorities that drive the design of eco-friendly homes and a non-toxic lifestyle.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided, .1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

Gradients of Green: Designing a LEED Platinum Home

When: 10am-11am, Sunday, April 23
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Laura Britt, RID, ASID, Assoc. AIA, Owner and Principal, Laura Britt Design

Discover how sustainable you can be when designing your home. Austin, Texas based designer Laura Britt shows how her team balanced multiple constraints and documented its decision making approach as a simple remodeling project evolved into a new, high performance sustainable home that achieved LEED Platinum certification. Learn how the previous 1951 house was moved to a new site in order to make way for a functional, beautiful, and healthy environment with a mindful approach and sensitivity to the end user’s needs. Interior designer Laura Britt, ASID, will share the process of documenting the team’s decision making approach to sustainable design – the “Gradients of Green” – which can be achieved while balancing multiple constraints along the way.

.1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

Next Step: Merging Design Legend and Rising Star

When: 12pm-1pm, Sunday, April 23
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Jamie Drake, FASID, Arianne Nardo, Editor at Large

The decision to merge design firms is filled with questions. How do you know the right time to merge with another firm? How do you find the right partner? How should the new firm be structured? Editor at Large’s Arianne Nardo will chat with design legend Jamie Drake, FASID, about his experience merging his incredibly well-regarded and established design practice with on-the-rise star (and former Drake Design Associates employee) Caleb Anderson and will share what he has learned along the way.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided, .1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

Technology and the Online Landscape for the Design Profession

When: 12pm-1pm, Monday, April 24
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Keith Granet, Co-founder, Leader of Design Council and Co-founder, Studio Designer
Panelists: Stacey Osiecki, Digital Director for Resource Décor, 2017 Style Spotters Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson and Rummerfield’s House of Design, and Elizabeth Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Viyet

An in-depth look at the online landscape for the design industry, this panel discussion will be moderated by Keith Granet, co-founder of Studio Designer and author of The Business of Design and The Business of Creativity. Panelists include Stacey Osiecki, Digital Director for Resource Décor, 2017 Style Spotters Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson and Rummerfield’s House of Design, and Elizabeth Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Viyet.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided, .1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

DVS Bonus Session

The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success

When: 3pm-4pm, Monday, April 24
Where: Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100, Floor 4
Speaker: Keith Granet, Author, The Business of Design 2011 and The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success

Design is a collaborative effort. While one creative individual might germinate an idea, the success of its execution comes from finding the right support. Speaking on his latest book, The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success, Granet provides insight into everything a creative leader needs to develop ideas, find the resources to bring them to life, and market the work by building the right team.

.1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit