Episode #0017 – Time Blocking (Solo Episode)

Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson will discuss the importance of Time Blocking. She will go over what time blocking is, how she uses it effectively, and different ways it can change your workflow.  Time blocking is scheduling out your days or weeks to set aside a certain timeContinue reading “Episode #0017 – Time Blocking (Solo Episode)”

Episode #0016 – Finding the “Sweet Spot” In Your Business

Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson interviews designer Andrea Colman from Fine Finishes Design Inc. She started off as a painting company and painted murals and faux finishes. After taking interior design courses and working with Benjamin Moore’s Painting and Decorating Design services, her work has now evolved intoContinue reading “Episode #0016 – Finding the “Sweet Spot” In Your Business”

Episode #0015 – Designer-Outdoor Lifestyle Designer for Pools & Landscaping

Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson interviews exterior designer Holly Hull from Water Shapes Design. Holly creates backyard experiences that integrate from the inside of the house to the outside into the backyard to create a cohesive and welcoming environment.   For over 25 years, Holly has specialized in creating outdoor experiencesContinue reading “Episode #0015 – Designer-Outdoor Lifestyle Designer for Pools & Landscaping”

Episode #0014 – Designer-Mindset (Designer and Life Coach)

Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson interviews life coach and interior designer Oriana Loduca. Oriana works with entrepreneurial women that are seeking fulfillment, joy, work life balance, and success in their lives.   As a life coach, Oriana’s job is to listen to others and does not give any advice.Continue reading “Episode #0014 – Designer-Mindset (Designer and Life Coach)”

Episode #0013-Freelance Decorator for Busy Interior Design Professionals

Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson interviews freelance interior design consultant Joanne Dolan. Joanne works directly with homeowners and fellow designers on custom cabinetry, storage solutions, fabric selections, soft furnishings, and custom window treatments.  Since 2018 when Joanne Dolan Design began, she has focused part of her work onContinue reading “Episode #0013-Freelance Decorator for Busy Interior Design Professionals”

Ep.#011 Part 2-Simulcast with Cynthia Soda of The Fizz Podcast

Join Crystal on part 2 of the simulcast where she interviews Cynthia Soda the host of The Fizz Podcast. To listen to Part 1 where Cynthia interviews Crystal, pop on over to The Fizz podcast.  A business owner and busy mom of 4, Cynthia is the Owner and Principal Interior Designer of Soda Pop DesignContinue reading “Ep.#011 Part 2-Simulcast with Cynthia Soda of The Fizz Podcast”

Episode #010 Living In Place with Linda Kafka

Featured in this week’s episode on Productive Design, Crystal interviews Director of Trade Relations at Caplan’s, Linda Kafka. Linda is a specialist and industry resource on inclusive design and wellness in the residential trade sector. She also has an in-depth knowledge of living in place long before the current coronavirus pandemic began.  The living inContinue reading “Episode #010 Living In Place with Linda Kafka”

Episode #009 Perfectionism and Productive Procrastination

Do you find yourself looking back at the end of the day asking yourself “what did I actually get done today”? Despite being busy all day-most likely you were “busy”, you just did not really do anything that moved the needle on your business. We can all fall into this trap easily, and I amContinue reading “Episode #009 Perfectionism and Productive Procrastination”

Ep#008 Your lighting supplier making your days brighter.

Today I speak with Julia Fraser, owner of Watts Current “brick and mortar” lighting store located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Julia and I talk about some of the pitfalls Interior Designers can run into when specifying lighting. Working with a knowledgable lighting supplier is liking having a “free employee” they are an extension of yourContinue reading “Ep#008 Your lighting supplier making your days brighter.”

Episode #007 Working effectively with your luxury appliance A&D Representative

In this episode, we chat with Kitchen Design & Product Expert Margaret Macdonald. Margaret is the Ontario Architect and Design Sales Manager for Sub Zero, Wolf, and Cove – focusing on the education and specification of luxury residential appliances. We learn why your A&D representatives can serve as a member of our team when itContinue reading “Episode #007 Working effectively with your luxury appliance A&D Representative”