Diverse Designers of Influence (NICOLE GIBBONS)
An ongoing discussion with some of my students and in my mentoring sessions is the lack of diversity in the design industry. Although the stats aren't anywhere I think they should be, there are still a number of significant designers of color that warrant a shout-out from the rooftops.
I'm launching a new column to my blog titled "Diverse Designers of Influence" ... Why? Well, because these kick-ass go-getters are carving out their own path in what can be an intimidating industry where that's hard to do and, quite frankly, it makes me happy. I. LOVE. IT.
Although they have plenty press coverage in their own right, there is no collective space one can go to and peruse all of them. I'm giving myself the task to do just that. There's inspiration and empowerment in learning one's story. It's a beautiful thing.
Can't Get Me Outta The Race
When you listen to Bob's track "Bad Card", the lyric really says "yu a go tiyad fi si mi face, cyan get me outta di race" and it's been an inspirational tune of mine for ages. Today is Bob Marley's birthday everyone.
Reggae Lovers, are you playing his tunes on a loop today as I am?
His messages of love and redemption sing true and loud more than ever today, a true legend in every sense of the word. I've taken Bob along my journey in life, listen and contemplate his words time and time again.
Tax Deductible Expenses for Interior Designers
My fellow designers, have you closed out your books for 2017? January 31st is fastly approaching and is the deadline to get 1099’s issued to any subcontractors you used last year. For me, after reconciling my accounts, I give my accountant remote access to my desktop so she can access my Quickbooks file and run her reports.
Top 5 Home Improvements for the Best ROI in 2018
The weight of the word “January” can feel quiet heavy, would you agree? Symbolically, it means so much. Popular synonyms are “to do list” “resolutions” “goals” “I gotta get my life” LOL and much of the like. Then, you proceed to make a list covering work life and home life, you're gaining momentum and begin to feel excited about finding some clarity, creating a plan AND it goes right back to feeling sooo heavy again..
Thriving as a Creative Consultant
- Art and Culture Lover...check!
- Miami Enthusiast...check!
- Décor Obsessed...check!
- Community Minded...check!
As the saying goes, a life well lived is a life lived in pursuit of your passions.
Be Sincere in Your Practice
Days run into days run into days...yes, I've been running! And, I get so very grateful and thankful for this hectic-ness. My practice definitely has it peaks and valleys. There are times when I get over-booked and terribly stressed out on over-booked deadlines. Then, there are times when things slow down and I'm still running, in full force Business Development mode and projects are slow to get started.
Is Your Closet Fall Ready?
One of our blog fave's, Apartment Therapy, posted an oldie-but-goodie piece on organizing your closet for the Fall season. There are numerous articles out their on this subject but I find this one to be straight to the point and on the money.
Modern Sophistication in 600 Square Feet
I Call It My THINK TANK
It's May? The year is vastly zooming by and I have plans...resolutions....goals. This self-inflicted stress I put on myself is confusing. I don't mean to do it, think I'm unaware of it, can't help it, in denial about it...and, it sometimes causes a crash-n-burn type of result. My menu of services has increased tremendously this year.