I spent an hour or so yesterday at Century College, a local school that has an interior design program. The director is a woman I worked with years ago when I answered the phone at Gabberts Furniture while I was going to school. All these years later we stay in touch because both of us are in the same business. I don’t mean just home furnishings, I mean teaching. It’s really a big part of what I do.
Any time I can, I spend time with students. I have done this in cities as diverse as San Francisco and Dublin. And yesterday, in White Bear Lake. This is my way of mentoring the next generation of creatives. I love the energy, the interest and the questions. At the end of my one-hour presentation yesterday I got not only questions about home interiors trends, but also questions about the kind of camera I use and what features make it work for me.
I love to be invited to present to students, so if anyone reading this is looking for a trend expert to address their students, you can email Janice Carlson about my fees and schedule. That goes for other kinds of seminars, too. I present to audiences anywhere from 10 – 30 times each year. Passing the word on about trend is high-up on the list of things I love to do!