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Studio.chats is on a mission to bridge the gap between studio and the professional world + to help designers like you and me continue to level up together one red line at a time. Each chat features designers, architects, makers, manufacturers at different stages of their career to share their wins, challenges, lessons learned + make design mentorship more accessible.

studio.chats the podcast Kelsey Paul

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Studio.chats is on a mission to bridge the gap between studio and the professional world + to help designers like you and me continue to level up together one red line at a time. Each chat features designers, architects, makers, manufacturers at different stages of their career to share their wins, challenges, lessons learned + make design mentorship more accessible.

    Where The Podcast All Started, The Messy, The Magical + Going For It Anyways w/ Host Kelsey Paul

    Where The Podcast All Started, The Messy, The Magical + Going For It Anyways w/ Host Kelsey Paul

    All I can say is, I’m so  g r a t e f u l ✨
     
    Though this may be a close to this studio.chats chapter, the doors will always be open!
     
    On today’s chat @_maureenbaker from EP02 interview’s host, Kelsey Paul!
     
    Hi! I’m Kelsey Paul, the host & creator of studio.chats. I’m an Interior Designer + mindset & wellness enthusiast who has spent the majority of her career in New York City. I specialized in workplace design, and am passionate about mentorship, connecting with people in the industry, creating community, wellness + sustainability.
     
    I completed her Bachelors of Interior Design from the University of Idaho and her (MFA) in Interior Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. While in New York, I worked at multiple large design firms such as NBBJ , STUDIOS, and Mancini Duffy.
     
    I can’t wait to share that I recently have made the pivot out of traditional design & get to continue my passion and dream of supporting the design community on a larger scale as the new Business Development Manager at Network Next Gen!
     
    Today on Studio.chats:
    ➕ The origin story of the podcast
    ➕ How taking care of yourself before the deadlines is the best thing you can do
    ➕ Next steps & how to stay connected in the future
     
    Connect with Kelsey:
    Instagram: @oneseatoanother
    hellostudio.chats@gmail.com
    www.studiochats.com
     
    Connect with Kelsey + Network Next Gen:
    @networknextgen
     
    I appreciate you so much + wholeheartedly know you are so capable of creating the life you dream of!
     
    Thank you for being here! Thank you for committing to your growth as a designer, architect and human 💛 Rooting for you and in this together one red line at a time!
     
    P U M P  U P  J A M
    I am Women by Emmy Meli
     
    D E S I G N  C R U S H
    Elsie De Wolfe
    + designers who are making space outside of design for things that light them up
     
    R E S O U R C E S
    IIDA Job Boards
    @empower.her.podcast
    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Book by Carol Dweck
    All about Network Next Gen on EP09 | Idea to Industry Wide Impact + Connecting 20s & 30s  in The Design Industry w/ Tarra Kieckhaefer

    • 51 min
    Becoming a Multi-facetted Designer + Taking Control of Your Professional Path w/ Annie Ball

    Becoming a Multi-facetted Designer + Taking Control of Your Professional Path w/ Annie Ball

    Can’t wait to share this chat with Annie Ball with you!
     
    Annie is a Chicago transplant originally from the Boise, Idaho. Her passion for learning about progressive architecture, urbanism and equitable spaces led her to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While working on her Masters of Architecture at SAIC she spent time collaborating with visiting artist Theaster Gates in the Geoffrey Design Studio. It was during this experience she learned how art and architecture can serve as a purposeful, exploratory, and consequential cultural catalyst.
     
    Annie is driven by the notion that strong designs can transcend scale and project typology. She believes architecture is context and through this lens design has the potential to foster positive growth of communities, existing infrastructure, and ecological networks.
     
    When Annie is not at work you can typically find her along the lake – either training for her next marathon, reading, or watercolor painting.
     
    Today on Studio.chats:
    Navigating transitions from engineering to architecture 
    Ways to take initiative and make moves in your career
    Focusing on sustainability and teaching
     
    Connect with Annie:
    Instagram: @aball0112
    LinkedIn: annieball9028
     
    Connect with Kelsey:
    Instagram: @studio.chats
    hellostudio.chats@gmail.com
    www.studiochats.com
     
    Thank you for being here! Thank you for committing to your growth as a designer, architect and human 💛 Rooting for you and in this together one red line at a time!
     
    P U M P  U P  J A M
    good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo
    Baba O’Riley by The Who
     
     
    D E S I G N  C R U S H E S
    Hilary Sample of @mmmosarchitects
    Tatiana Bilbao @tabilbaoestudio

    • 44 min
    Pivoting From Architect to Owners Rep + Making Your Weaknesses Your Strengths w/ Brandon Hall

    Pivoting From Architect to Owners Rep + Making Your Weaknesses Your Strengths w/ Brandon Hall

    E P I S O D E  8 9 🎙
     
    Can’t wait to share this chat with Brandon Hall with you!
     
    Today, Kelsey interviews Brandon Hall.
     
    Brandon Hall graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Real Estate Development from New York University. Brandon has over 15+ years of experience in real estate development and in all facets of design, project management and construction. He currently is a Senior Owner’s Representative at CHA Consulting Inc. in New York City, where he provides real estate development consultation and project oversight for a multitude of developers and clientele.
    In 2021, Brandon co-founded Dejoie Hall LLC, a real estate design and construction management firm, where he facilitates the planning and execution of commercial real estate developments. Brandon is currently developing his first real estate venture in New Orleans, LA, a complete gut renovation of a historic French Victorian revival.
    Brandon currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife, Ella Hall, son Holden, soon to be expected newborn, and their two dogs, Lily and Liam.
     
    Today on Studio.chats:
    ➕ Transition from leaving architecture to becoming an owners rep
    ➕ Mindset & tips to approaching your weaknesses head on and making them your strengths
    ➕ Next steps into becoming a real estate developer
     
    Connect with Brandon:
    Instagram: @bhallnd
     
    Connect with Kelsey:
    Instagram: @studio.chats
    hellostudio.chats@gmail.com
     
    Thank you for being here! Thank you for committing to your growth as a designer, architect and human 💛 Rooting for you and in this together one red line at a time!
     
    P U M P  U P  J A M
    Bonobo
     
    D E S I G N  C R U S H
    @zahahadidarchitects

    • 49 min
    88. Interview Strategies, Tips to Jump Start Your Career + A Mindset for Always Learning w/ Glen Coben

    88. Interview Strategies, Tips to Jump Start Your Career + A Mindset for Always Learning w/ Glen Coben

    Can’t wait to share this chat with Glen Coben with you!
     
    In April 2000, Glen Coben opened his architecture and design firm, Glen & Company in order to provide customized designs that realize a client’s vision while also engaging their customers.  There is a trend in the market towards collaborative design that enhances a guest experience while reinforcing a brand’s core values. Coben’s successful projects demonstrate that brands can integrate into the lives of their customers, but it needs to be in a seamless way that adds to the experience.
     
     
     
    Glen & Company’s projects span continents and include the design of many hotels, restaurants, retail stores and residential projects, and the hospitality and design communities have recognized Glen’s hospitality design and leadership acumen on multiple occasions. Glen has partnered with most of the global brands.
     
    Glen & Company projects have been featured in Hospitality Design, Metropolis, Interior Design, and Architectural Digest and have been cited in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.  His firm’s design for Romera Restaurant was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2011, considered to be the Academy Awards for the restaurant world!
     
    Today on Studio.chats:
    ➕ Journey from Nike, to Rockwell Group to owning his own firm
    ➕ Strategies to grow as an emerging designer
    ➕ Tips for rocking your interview
     
    Connect with Glen:
    Instagram: @glencoben @glen_and_co_architecture
    glenandcompany.com
    Check out Glen’s book “An Architect’s Cookbook, A Culinary Journey Through Design”
     
    Connect with Kelsey:
    Instagram: @studio.chats
    hellostudio.chats@gmail.com
     
    Thank you for being here! Thank you for committing to your growth as a designer, architect and human 💛 Rooting for you and in this together one red line at a time!
     
    P U M P  U P  J A M
    Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
     
    D E S I G N  C R U S H
    The architecture of wineries

    • 49 min
    Blurring the Lines Between Arch & Interiors + Building Strong Work Relationships w/ Veronica Finney

    Blurring the Lines Between Arch & Interiors + Building Strong Work Relationships w/ Veronica Finney

    Can’t wait to share this chat with Veronica Finney with you!
     
    Veronica Finney is an interior designer at DLR Group in the Seattle office. She received her BA, Interior Design at and M.Arch at the University of Idaho. Overall she has around ten years of experience in the industry. In addition she is super involved in various design committees, and also a WELL AP & a LEED GA.
     
    Her passion for design is outmatched only by her passion for people. This, paired with her infectious energy, guarantees that any design she puts forward will first and foremost elevate the experience of the end user. Veronica’s expertise can be found in the details. She works closely with clients to build relationships, and provide active engagement from project kick off to move in.
     
    Today on Studio.chats:
    ➕ Benefits & balancing duo degrees in architecture & interiors
    ➕ Cultivating strong relationships with clients
    ➕ Tips to gaining confidence & letting your voice be heard
     
    Connect with Veronica:
    Instagram: @v_finn_love
    LinkedIn: Veronica Finney
     
    Connect with Kelsey:
    Instagram: @studio.chats
    hellostudio.chats@gmail.com
     
    Pump Up Jam:
    Levitating - Dua Lipa
     
    Design Crush:
    Work inspo crew
     
    Thank you for being here! Thank you for committing to your growth as a designer, architect and human 💛 Rooting for you and in this together one red line at a time!

    • 48 min
    Building Belief, Going for It + Making an Impact in Design Education w/ Stephen Garrison

    Building Belief, Going for It + Making an Impact in Design Education w/ Stephen Garrison

    Today, Kelsey interviews Stephen Garrison. By day Stephen Garrison is currently an Associate Professor of Interior Architecture at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania where he coordinates the First Year Foundation Studio sequence as well as directing the Summer high school immersion studio, Design your Future.
     
    His alter egos include: Husband, father, coach, and artist, along with President of the non-Profit University Hall of Innovation, Producer/Director of the web series A Student’s Perspective, and Director of Communications for the Interior Design Educators Council Foundation.
     
    If you had asked him 23 years ago coming out of the Savannah College of Art and Design with degrees in Painting and Art History just how many of these things he might imagine himself doing, chances are that many of them would not have been on the short list.  But following the University Hall of Innovation motto of ‘Take Chances, Take Opportunities, and Take Control of your Education’ he has always been open to traveling down alternate paths when they seem right.   
     
     
    Today on Studio.chats:
    ➕ Going from art school to professor of interior design & making a strong impact
    ➕ Mindset shifts to overcome doubts of starting something new
    ➕ Intro to great resources to check out, A Students Perspective & University Hall of Innovation
     
    Connect with Stephen:
    Instagram: @a.students.perspective
    www.universityhallofinnovation.com
     
    Connect with Kelsey:
    Instagram: @studio.chats
    hellostudio.chats@gmail.com
     
    Thank you for being here! Thank you for committing to your growth as a designer, architect and human 💛 Rooting for you and in this together one red line at a time!
     
    P U M P  U P  J A M
    Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite
     
    D E S I G N  C R U S H
    Materially:
    Matthias Pliessnig @matthiaspliessnig
    Ryan Dart - Bones Studio @ryandartdesign
    Rachel Moriaty @rachelmoriartyinteriors
     
    Educationally:
    Victoria Farrow Architect
    Maya Bird Murphy - Chicago Mobile Makers @mayabirdmurphy
    Emily Piloton - Girls Garage @_girlsgarage - Documentary: If You Build It
    Julia Gamolia - Madame Architect @madamearchitect
     
    + The ASP Hosts @a.students.perspective

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

NatClapp ,

5 stars for Studio Chats

A unique and educational look into the complexities of the design industry. There’s something for everyone!

Designer friend ,

So positive

I love the variety of guests and topics covered in these podcasts.. Always some helpful tips to take away.

Tecno Walls ,

From Giorgio

Very insightful! Brava Kelsey

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