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. Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson interviews designer Andrea Colman from Fine Finishes Design Inc.Continue 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.#11 Part 1 – Why you need SOP’s in your Interior Design business.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Castbox Featured in this week’s episode on The Productive Designer, host Crystal Collinson talks about the importance of Standard Operating Procedures, what they are, why they are necessary, and how to create them for your interior design business. This episode is perfectContinue reading “Ep.#11 Part 1 – Why you need SOP’s in your Interior Design business.”

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 about Standards Operating Procedures for your interior design business, pop on over to The Fizz podcast.  A business owner and busy mom of 4, Cynthia is theContinue 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 Crystal Collinson speaks with Julia Fraser, owner of Watts Current “brick and mortar” lighting store located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. She will talk about some of the pitfalls Interior Designers can run into when specifying lighting. Working with a knowledgeable 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, host Crystal Collinson chats with Kitchen Design & Product Expert Margaret Macdonald. Margaret is the Ontario Architect and Design Sales Manager for Sub Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Where she ‘s focusing on the education and specification of luxury residential appliances. We learn why your A&D representatives can serve as a member ofContinue reading “Episode #007 Working effectively with your luxury appliance A&D Representative”