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SAID is the podcast of Designers Today magazine -- the conversational complement to our printed page. Through interviews with interior designers, influencers and industry experts we’ll explore that special Something About Interior Designers that’s gotten us hooked.

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SAID is the podcast of Designers Today magazine -- the conversational complement to our printed page. Through interviews with interior designers, influencers and industry experts we’ll explore that special Something About Interior Designers that’s gotten us hooked.

    Ellen McDermott: She who chases the light

    Ellen McDermott: She who chases the light

    Photographer Ellen McDermott of Ellen McDermott Interior Photography creates beautiful imagery for interior designers, fashion and design houses, and other commercial clients. She honed her craft shooting for a San Francisco auction house – her goal there was to make the viewer want to reach out and touch the object – before landing in New York six years later. The connections she made through her work in San Francisco eventually led her to Martha Stewart where she worked with her on the “Homekeeping Handbook.” McDermott’s work has been featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, The Magazine Antiques, House Beautiful, Wall Street Journal, Country Living and more and she has photographed the work of countless interior designers. She loves the collaboration and opportunity to capture their work and express the mood of a room. In the podcast we discuss the evolution of her career, her favorite tools, the joy of collaboration and the value of mentorship. Throughout you can pick up on her New England accent and a genuine thread of gratitude. Learn more about her at her website,  https://ellenmcdermott.com/.

    • 53 min
    LeeAnn Baker: From fort building to a trade pub and onto design

    LeeAnn Baker: From fort building to a trade pub and onto design

    When she realized she would not be an architect, Seattleite LeeAnn Baker beelined for the New York School of interior Design and got her interior design degree. She loved the city and made it home for a number of years, first studying and working for other creatives, and then as a founder of a trade publication for decorators. The events of 9/11 began a period of soul searching and Baker eventually surrendered to her love of design. Her first job – picking paint colors for a friend – wasn’t enough. She needed work and asked to paint the house, too. Looking back, Baker says she can trace all of her projects back to that job. In this podcast episode, Baker recounts her journey, discusses her aesthetic, her desire to overcome her fear of public speaking and how she is balancing parenting and work during COVID-19.

    • 52 min
    Laura Muller: Committed to service

    Laura Muller: Committed to service

    Los Angeles-based interior designer Laura Muller is open about sleeping with her contractor. He is, after all, her husband, Cliff. Together the two are co-principals at Four Point Design Build, a practice they opened 10 years ago. In conversation, Muller’s passion for honoring her clients is evident as is her ardent belief in the power of brand collaborations and the importance of designing for happiness. During our conversation, we learn how  growing up in the theater has served Muller well, how, as a single mother of three kids with special needs, she created a home that functioned for all, and how morning rituals and daily reconciliation creates joy and peace.  Find out more about this talented and resilient woman at her website, www.fourpointdesignbuild.com.

    • 58 min
    Corey Damen Jenkins: Protecting your emotional enamel

    Corey Damen Jenkins: Protecting your emotional enamel

    In his keynote speech live from the Designer Experience, interior designer and soon-to-be author, Corey Damen Jenkins, shared his method and tips for safe proofing self-esteem during especially trying times. Outlining specific ways to maintain both financial and energy reserves, stave off the urge to make debilitating comparisons, and steer clear of social viruses, Jenkins reassures us, by way of the immortal words of John Lennon, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

    • 40 min
    Dwayne Bergmann: Design is his destiny

    Dwayne Bergmann: Design is his destiny

    Wherever he went, from small town Missouri to Florida’s burgeoning Gulf Coast, interior designer Dwayne Bergmann’s vivid imagination, life skills and work ethic carried him along each step of the way. Now seven years into owning his own design firm, Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, and on the verge of opening up an eponymous showroom in Naples, Fla., Bergmann looks back fondly and gratefully at all the opportunities given and taken – equestrian competitions, leadership training and his first unintended editorial spread –  and is crystal clear about his firm’s five-year plan and the love he has for his family.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jenna Gaidusek: The evolution of eDesign Tribe

    Jenna Gaidusek: The evolution of eDesign Tribe

    Jenna Gaidusek has always been interested in interior design, starting with rearranging her own room at age six. Now in Gainesville, Fla.—she’s moved about a dozen times across five states—Gaidusek initially sought camaraderie and community among her fellow e-interior designers by creating a Facebook group in 2018. That has since evolved into eDesign Tribe, a platform that offers designers a wide range of services, including rendering software and the recent launch of small-group mentoring. Gaidusek recently spoke to Designers Today’s Andrea Lillo about the company, how she believes the pandemic will change design and her personal style.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Kaiyanna Price ,

Jane is EVERYTHING!!!

I have binged on this podcast every moment I have. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Jane at a recent Design Collective meeting via Zoom. She has the ability to ask all the questions you want to know and is incredibly charming and engaging. I have listened to every podcast and eagerly look forward to the next episode. Thank you Jane for being #dopeaf.

Mitzi Beach ,

Creative Conversation

Jane Dagmi is an excellent host and asks creative and thoughtful questions. Being in the design industry, it’s great to hear from those in our community. Thanks Jane for all you do!!

colleen knowles ,

Excellent

Love the information and quality of guests. Thank you

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