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Design Pro Success Stories are inspiring interviews with Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. We explore what it takes to be a successful Design Professional through the stories of the our guests. Where do they get their inspiration, who has influenced them, what choices have had the biggest affect on their career? How do they juggle the creative side and the need to run a profitable business? How do you find that balance everyone talks about between work and personal life?
There are as many definitions of success as there are ways to achieve it. We want the listener to learn through other's success how to further their own by shared knowledge, experience and wisdom. Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design share the same project types, clients and business challenges so hearing from other Design Professionals in these related fields is an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on how they handle their professional lives.

DesignProSuccessStories with Jeff Wortham Jeff Wortham features the Success Stories of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers

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Design Pro Success Stories are inspiring interviews with Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. We explore what it takes to be a successful Design Professional through the stories of the our guests. Where do they get their inspiration, who has influenced them, what choices have had the biggest affect on their career? How do they juggle the creative side and the need to run a profitable business? How do you find that balance everyone talks about between work and personal life?
There are as many definitions of success as there are ways to achieve it. We want the listener to learn through other's success how to further their own by shared knowledge, experience and wisdom. Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design share the same project types, clients and business challenges so hearing from other Design Professionals in these related fields is an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on how they handle their professional lives.

    15.Judy Davis, Anice Hoachlander, Allen Russ – Photographing Spaces Inside & Out

    15.Judy Davis, Anice Hoachlander, Allen Russ – Photographing Spaces Inside & Out

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    Judy Davis, Anice Hoachlander and Allen Russ are professional photographers focused on Architecture, Architectural Interiors and Landscape Architecture. In our discussion we cover some of the key considerations to keep in mind when hiring a professional photographer for your work as a Design Professional. We also discuss their second business Photographing Spaces, which helps others understand how to take better photos through workshops and webinars. Whether you take photos of your own work or have it done by a professional, there is loads of great information in this conversation.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    14. Bob Borson - Architect/ Blogger - Living and Talking about the ‘Life of an Architect’

    14. Bob Borson - Architect/ Blogger - Living and Talking about the ‘Life of an Architect’

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    Bob Borson is one of the better-known Architects in over 200 countries, but not for the reasons most Architects are well known. Bob is the author of the popular blog ‘Life of an Architect – what it’s like to be and work with an architect’. His personal, frank style of talking about everything he encounters in his professional life resonates with over 4 million readers a year.  In our conversation we talk about his current professional life and recently becoming a partner, the importance of knowing how to talk to people, shifting roles during your career, and even his blog. (he hates that title)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    13. Doug Patt - Architect/ Author / Teacher/ Inventor ‘How to Architect’ – Using YouTube to Share His Love of Architecture

    13. Doug Patt - Architect/ Author / Teacher/ Inventor ‘How to Architect’ – Using YouTube to Share His Love of Architecture

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    Doug Patt is an Architect and so much more. Although he is best known for his book, website and YouTube channel ‘How to Architect’, he is mostly a passionate designer of high-end residential architecture. Then there is his Architect’s Academy where he teaches online classes to students from all over the globe. With over  8,000,000 YouTube views and 64,000+ subscribers Doug has created a huge following while exposing what it is really like to be an Architect to the public and those considering a career in Architecture. Doug is also a product developer and inventor of the Architect’s Birdfeeder. He is a multi-faceted designer to say the least with an enthusiasm for design that is contagious.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    12. Andrew Caruso - Architect – From Gensler’s Human Capital Strategist to His Next Chapter

    12. Andrew Caruso - Architect – From Gensler’s Human Capital Strategist to His Next Chapter

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    Andrew Caruso is an architect with his eye on how design vision combined with economic strategy and political influence can solve some of the complex problems facing today’s urban centers around the world. Andrew offers some great insight into how working for Gensler, one of the worlds largest and most prestigious architectural and interdisciplinary firms, has affected that view. This is an informative look into a young architect at the beginning of a career, yet already having some admirable experience and insight.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    11. Houzz.com - Residential Design Professional's New Best Friend

    11. Houzz.com - Residential Design Professional's New Best Friend

    Houzz.com is a website used by homeowners, design professionals and contractors to get inspiration, ideas, and examples for home improvements. It has also become one of the best resources for homeowners to find design professionals in their area.

     Whether you are an Architect, Landscape Architect/Designer or Interior Designer in the residential space, you need to be using this resource. In this episode I discuss with Dave Mayer of Houzz.com the different ways Design Professionals can use http://www.houzz.com to promote their design services and improve visibility for their businesses.

     

    • 49 min
    10. Kotaro Nakamura - Architect/Professor - Teaching and Designing for the Public

    10. Kotaro Nakamura - Architect/Professor - Teaching and Designing for the Public

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    Kotaro Nakamura is an Architect and partner in Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects in San Diego and Ventura, California. He is also a professor and currently the Interim Director of the School of Art and Design at San Diego State University. He has been a professor for over 30 years while also running his private design practice with his partners.  The main focus for his firm is public works, especially schools. In our conversation we discuss the idea of building communities, resilient design,  creating a stable business model, how Design Build is affecting Architects, and his philosophy on educating young designers.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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11 Ratings

ReneeJoy79 ,

interior designer

Jeff has a great voice and asks questions that really help you understand the success of different types of designers. You get tips on how to grow your business, the pros and cons of starting your own design firm. People also share the pit falls and hurdles they have experience, as well as share what has worked for them. Its so interesting to see how people have transformed and create success with their design skills. Thank you Jeff for creating this podcast!

Buster Pirate ,

Emerging Professional

This is an excellent source for the landscape architecture industry. Thank you for sharing your professional expertise.

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