Events & Programming
Expert Access – Website Design for Design Firms: How to Approach this Important Client Touchpoint
March 18, 2021
If you missed our discussion on web design trends for professional practices click below to watch the webinar. We covered the look and feel of sites being built today, navigation, images management, storytelling tools, backend platforms, and interactive experiences for prospective clients, among other topics…
Expert Access: Financial Management for Design Firms
January 22, 2021
Set your firm up for success in 2021! Yotam Kedem, partner at Precise, a financial management services company for Architectural, Design, and Engineering firms in the US, took DLN members and partners through the financial metrics, tools, and objectives needed to ensure your firms see increased profits in the new year and beyond.
In case you missed the discussion, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Creating Diversity and Inclusion in your Business
November 13, 2020
Diversity and inclusion are no longer a nice idea, but a must have goal within your firms in 2020. The DLN heard from Simone Morris, an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader, to understand and learn how to take concrete steps to building more diversity and inclusion within your firm.
Expert Access: Meet Elle Decor’s newest EIC Asad Syrkett
October 30, 2020
Elle Decor’s new Editor in Chief, Asad Syrkett joined us for an in-depth conversation around his vision for the established publication, and the path that led him to this new leadership role. DLN Members connected with Asad and learned about his background, his plans for the future and how to work more closely with Asad and his team.
Expert Access: Federico Forquet – Italy’s Forgotten Master of Fashion, Interiors, and Gardens with Hamish Bowles
October 16, 2020
Vogue editor and fashion historian Hamish Bowles gave us an intimate look into the life and career of the subject of his new book, Federico Forquet. A contemporary of Valentino, Forquet modernized Italian fashion in the 1960s to worldwide acclaim. He then left fashion behind to create interiors and gardens for a host of Italy’s most prominent aristocrats…
Expert Access: Building Your Business Profile on Pinterest
September 23, 2020
The DLN audience was joined by Megan Kleban and Conor Ryan from Pinterest for an informative Expert Access about the platform’s newest feature Story Pins. For a written recap of the details from this discussion, as well as key resources to get set up with Story Pins…
Expert Access: Pinterest, Creators & the DLN
July 29, 2020
Pinterest’s Head of Strategic Partnerships, Creators and Content, Vikram Bhaskaran hosted an exclusive sneak preview of a variety of new Pinterest tools developed specifically for design professionals and other creative communities…
Expert Access: Hospitality Design Briefing
July 23, 2020
Dana Kalczak and Todd-Avery Lenahan hosted a hospitality design briefing where they discussed design in the hospitality industry. Dana and Todd discussed their detailed design process from the top down at each new property, how hospitality will change in a post-COVID world and why trusted luxury brands may be the hallmark of travel experiences. In case you missed the conversation, please click here to watch.
Expert Access: Photographing Your Work for Maximum Response
July 15, 2020
Whether for a client presentation, your website, your Instagram feed, or your Pinterest board, strong imagery of your work is crucial. In this talk, Robert Rufino, a legendary stylist who has worked at both Elle Decor and Architectural Digest, and is now Style Director at House Beautiful, shared tips on how to make your rooms look as beautiful as possible through the camera lens.
Expert Access – The American Suburb, a Brief History, and Where Do We Go From Here?
July 01, 2020
DLN Member Tim Slattery, Hart Howerton Partner, hosted a discussion around American Suburbia. For those of you who missed it, click here to listen in as he dissects the creation and migration to suburbia, how it has changed over the years, and from 2020 what the future of suburbia will look like.
DLN Expert Access – Newspapers, Nudity and Newport: The Gilded Life of James Gordon Bennett, Jr.
June 25, 2020
Architect Thomas A. Kligerman discussed the extraordinary life of newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett, Jr. and his role in the development of the architecture of Newport, Rhode Island. In case you missed this fascinating discussion, click here to watch.
Expert Access: PPP: Maximizing Loan Forgiveness Under Newly Adopted Rule Changes
June 18, 2020
Barry Sunshine, acclaimed accounting expert with strong design and architecture industry addressed the latest changes to the PPP program and helped DLN Members gain maximum financial advantage prior to the conclusion of the program. In case you missed this informative discussion, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Watercolor Painting, A Tool for Business & Pleasure
June 17, 2020
DLN Masters Marc Appleton and Michael Imber discussed how their passion for watercolor painting applies in both their professional and personal travels. In case you missed their inspiring presentation, click here to watch.
A Time to Listen: An Open and Honest Conversation About Race
June 10, 2020
DLN Member Brad Ford and Sheila Bridges hosted an open and honest conversation for the DLN Community about race in America. In case you missed the conversation, please click here to listen, learn and change our industry.
Expert Access: How to Build the Bench for Recovery
May 20, 2020
With companies having laid-off or furloughed many employees, what does hiring look like when things open back up? How do you hang on to your key employees, let go of your underperforming ones and acknowledge what new talent you will need to hire in order to effectively adjust to our new normal? Click here to find out.
Expert Access: Residential Real Estate – Reimagining a Road to Recovery
May 19, 2020
Leonard Steinberg shed light on the outlook for luxury real estate around the country including urban, suburban, and resort markets as we all imagine a recovery and help to orient us to be in the right places when that happens. In case you missed the discussion, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Re-opening Offices and Showrooms – How to Prepare and What to Expect
May 14, 2020
Both Kravet and Waterworks are planning for their own offices and showroom openings as well as working with the Design Centers International Board to plan to for the re-opening of design centers… In case you missed the discussion, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Designing For Your Future
May 13, 2020
DLN Members, Kate Verner and Laurie Salmore shared ideas and recent experiences working across a wide spectrum of design firms, manufacturers and showrooms, while asking “what did you do during the Great Pause to secure your future and enhance our industry”? In case you missed the conversation, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Using Social Media To Build Awareness
May 07, 2020
Domino Style Director Benjamin Reynaert joined Michael Boodro for an informative discussion on using social media and other platforms to increase awareness of your work… Benjamin shared insights into how to improve your social media presence and response, and utilize digital media to showcase your work to a larger audience. In case you missed the conversation, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Choice is Power with John Drury
May 06, 2020
Learn how to harness the power of Choice in these chaotic times. Everything we do and everything that happens to us is filtered through our own mind and thinking. During this unique environment our lens has a significant impact on how we process the chaos, changes and opportunities in front of us…
Expert Access: Contracts Under Pressure with Alexander Tuttle
May 05, 2020
Alexander, who prepared the much-valued DLN White Paper on contracts, advised on stresses that even the strongest contract could undergo in the face of the economic slowdown caused by the corona crisis. He focused on various issues—from delayed deliveries and extended timelines to attempted cancelations. In case you missed the discussion, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Messaging During a Crisis with James LaForce
April 30, 2020
James, whose clients include Target, 3M, Spotify, and numerous retail and fashion brands, advised participants on how best to reach out to your staff, clients, and workrooms and vendors to reassure them without overpromising, inspire confidence, and instill motivation. In case you missed the conversation, click here to watch.
Expert Access: Job Site Health, Safety, and Logistics – Expectations for Designers and Architects
April 29, 2020
Our experts are developing new approaches and working to ensure projects continue, while keeping workers and visitors safe. In case you missed the conversation, click here to watch.