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Printing Design Techniques

How to print your existing designs using various print methods such as block printing, silk screen and ink jet printing. Learn the process involved for each technique. Obtain resources for each printing method and cost variables.
Within this workshop you will also learn about the various looks that can be achieved and compare the results of these techniques.

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Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
(2) Lavaliere Microphones Requested; Cables Needed for Powerpoint Presentation

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Renee and Julie have been in the interior design and custom window treatment business for over ten years.  They both held teaching positions at New Hampshire Institute of Art in the interior design program and have taught numerous workshops for the International Window Coverings Expo as well as Window Coverings Association of America and Drapery and Design Pro Forum.

The Story of Pattern Design of Historic Textiles

A look into the creative process and historic information used to create the well-known textile patterns still used today. Focus will be on 3 major historic styles, Chinoiserie, Toile & French Provincial and Arts and Crafts and their influence on current textile designs. Attendees will obtain knowledge of color trends, scale, and textile ground cloths used from each period and how they have evolved to present day designs.

N/A

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
(2) Lavaliere Microphones Requested

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Renee and Julie have been in the interior design and custom window treatment business for over ten years.  They both held teaching positions at New Hampshire Institute of Art in the interior design program and have taught numerous workshops for the International Window Coverings Expo as well as Window Coverings Association of America and Drapery and Design Pro Forum.

Window Dressing Then and Now

History of window treatment designs and how the iconic fabrication styles evolved through the centuries.
Attendees will obtain in depth knowledge on the history of window treatments from the colonial period to the present with a focus on treatment application, function and the incorporation of hardware into the design.
This workshop is perfect for those seeking information for historic preservation and incorporating window covering designs to fit the period of home.

N/A

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
(2) Lavaliere Microphones requested;Cables needed for PowerPoint presentation.

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Renee and Julie have been in the interior design and custom window treatment business for over ten years.  They both held teaching positions at New Hampshire Institute of Art in the interior design program and have taught numerous workshops for the International Window Coverings Expo as well as Window Coverings Association of America and Drapery and Design Pro Forum.

Wine and Design-Building Workroom and Designer Relationships to Market to Clients

 

Build designer/workroom relation in collaboration to market soft furnishings to perspective
clients.  How to create samples that entice a client while at the same time creating a
casual environment to discuss aspects of a custom treatment.  Information on presentation,
sample possibilities and networking with businesses to build your event.

N/A

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
(2) Lavaliere Microphones Requested; Cables for PowerPoint Presentation

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

FENG SHUI AND INTERIOR DESIGN

In this course, we will explore the relationship between Interior Design and Feng Shui, apply the Five Elements Theory and identify the design elements that relate to each of them; instructing participants in where and when to use them.Participants will be able to identify the Five Elements in an existing space, evaluate which area of the Bagua they relate to and select which other elements either nourish or diminish them.

We will discuss the concept of Yin/Yang and balance, allowing participants to identify these elements in Interior Design and utilize these hidden elements in existing or future projects.

Participants will be able to lay the Feng Shui Bagua on a floorplan, identify the nine guas and determine areas of needed support.

IDCEC Approved through 3/31/17; CEU Value 0.1

CEU-104029 Health, Safety, Welfare

AIA Feng Shui and Interior Design

LB_FS004 Health, Safety, Welfare

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Internet Connection

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Awarded Best of Houzz 2017.

For Designers Only/Creating Conversations of Expectation

A multi-layered communication process for collecting information from the client, detailing the design relationship and designer expectations, and gaining commitments from the client to move forward. It also includes managing difficult conversations (like dealing with discount requests and internet shopping) and dealing with different behavioral styles effectively.

For Designers Only / Creating Conversations of Expectation   .2 CEU’s  IDCEC#8659

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Pricing Design

The culmination and comparison of a 3 year study of pricing practices of interior designers through the economic changes and the shifting research and buying habits of the affluent public who use designers.This includes a group exercise to compare different pricing strategies to determine profitability and the best plan to use for the project.  Also included are specific sales and marketing actions to take that will increase the number of prospects, improve designer efficiency, and decrease client misuse of designer time and talent.

 

 


 

Pricing Design  .2 CEU’s  IDCEC#101268

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Probing and Prioritizing/Pricing and Profitability

The first part “Probing and Prioritizing” is 60 minutes devoted to ‘opening’ the interaction between and designer and prospective client.  It includes: 

- The telephone screen format - to identify quickly if you can move to the next step

- The initial visit - what the objective is an how to meet that objective

- Customer preparation and homework - how to determine their true commitment and willingness to participate in YOUR process

- Your website and collateral material - how to use it to help the client move forward and say ‘Yes’ quicker

 

Prior to this section, the designers to fill out an anonymous, brief questionnaire about their pricing, hourly charge, mark up and mark down, and profit margins. The program is offered with a break between sessions…during that break their information is collated and loaded it into the presentation so that they learn the averages and median numbers of their marketplace and competition. This is GREAT information!

 

The second part “Pricing and Profitability” is 60 minutes devoted to ‘structuring’ the sales process to maximize profitability.  It includes:

- Hourly rates - how do you charge and how do you compare to your competition?

- Mark up and Mark down - which is best and for which project?

- Profit and Profit margins - what are they are why are they important to you?

To summarize the material – designers participate in a group exercise with all of the elements of a project and determine the profitability of the project and if they should take it on or not. It’s EYE-OPENING to see how they engage in this new perspective and way of doing business. 

 

 

This program has .2 IDCEC CEU’s when offered together - .1 CEU for each segment, .2 total.  And with the ASID increased in required CEU’s from .6 to 1.0 in a 2 year period, this .2 CEU program is great for you!   It also has .3 CEU’s from CQRID for IDS designers.

LCD Projector and Screen

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Profitable Partnerships

A program for designers on how to market, qualify, sell professional design services. Also, how to create partnerships with design center showrooms that will strengthen designer skills and improve designer sales results.

 Profitable Partnerships  .2 CEU’s  IDCEC#8795

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Connect the Dots…Design in Context

This informative and engaging presentation is designed to help connect design styles to the context of history, culture, events and meaning. Visual imagery and commentary highlight significant themes, details, and events from the past...from the antiquities to contemporary time. Be guided and inspired to incorporate these ideas into new projects.

IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council) - approved and carries 0.2 CEUs for ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA members. (A one-hours version fo this program is available as a non-IDCEC course).

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Susan Hirsh, FIFDA, IFDA Past President

Laura Davis, former IFDA member, IFDA Texas Chapter Past President

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Color Perception and Psychology

Color is considered a powerful design tool in the built environment. Decisions related to color are best made with scientific knowledge of the attributes of color. This course highlights how perception of color directs human response in behavior and emotion. It demonstrates how perception is influenced by personal experiences and cultural identifications. The meaning of color as it has changed over time and place is explored, concluding with future directions.

This course has been approved by IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council), for 0.2CEUs for ASID, IDC, IDEC and IIDA. (A one-hour version of this program is available as a non-IDCEC course.)

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Kathryn Robbins, Past Director at Large, International Board of Directors and IFDA Philadelphia Chapter Past-President,

Carolyn Bear-Rogow, Past President, IFDA FL Chapter, Chapter Advisor, IFDA-EF President

 

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

This course has been well-received and reviewed by various IFDA chapters and other audiences over many years.

Accessories: Style & Substance

This is a visual journey that treats the category of accessories not as an afterthought, but as a significant component of the design process. Functional and decorative items, from fine arts to hardware, are explored plus insights into display and grouping. The psychology behind "collecting" is yet another facet to this PowerPoint presentation.

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Susan Hirsh, FIFDA, IFDA Past President

Marilyn Waga, founder and floral designer, Belle Fleur, NYC

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

This course was first premiered at NYDC (200 Lex) at Apropos showroom, organized by IFDA NY Chapter. It has since become a course at NYU, NeoCon, as well as a popular topic on cruise ships!

Design Directions and Trends

What are the influencing factors and design drivers and their impact on design? Staying ahead of the curve gives the designer that extra edge. This up-to-date report is far reaching and describes, with compelling images, four trend directions (and counter-trends as well).

CEU Credit: 0.1

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Marsha Koch, IFDA FL President

Susan Keithler, Princeton Women's Club Board Member

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Delivered in many iterations over time, this far-reaching presentation has been recently given IDCEC -approved status as a .1 CEU.  It was debuted in this status for the IFDA FL Chapter Day of Design, in the Miami Design District.

Elements and Principles of Design

A journey from the simple line to the complexities of harmony. Refresh and reconsider the basics of line, pattern, texture, scale, light and color: proportion, balance, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, and harmony. These foundations apply to many areas of design including architecture, interior design, textile design, graphics, and fine arts.

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Osaru Alile, Founder of PAID Summit, Nigeria, Africa

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

While this program stems from a full foundational course it can be customized successfully in abridged versions from a minimum of a one-hour overveiw to a series of lectures.  It was recently customized into a one-hour recorded format for an online presentation for the first Pan-African Interior Design Summit.

Historical Styles Inspiring New Kitchen & Baths

Looking back over time on how we have approached basic and often elaborate needs and rituals around eating and cleansing. What are today’s trends?

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Florence Perchuk, Past President, NKBA NY Chapter

Dawn DeLuca, Past President, NKBA Wetchester Chapter

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

This course was accredited for NKBA for both the NYC and Westchester County chapters.

Wabi Sabi Spirit and Style

Based on the Japanese notion of imperfection as beauty. Discover the richness and spirit in the changing nature of patina, texture, transcendence, even decay.

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Kathryn Robbins, Past-President, IFDA Philadelphia Chapter

Susan Schaffer, design enthusiast

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Recipient of the IFDA Educational Foundation's Barbara Brock Grant