Taking the complexity out of colour
Presented by Para paints
Speaker: melissa davis
Designer Melissa Davis, of Catherine + Davis Design and HGTV's Income Property, will discuss the meanings behind different colour families and styles, with examples of how these colours are used successfully in design. She will discuss how hue, chroma, value, saturation, tones, tints and shades affect the way we perceive colours, be it cultural, socio-economic, art, media, fashion or world influences.
How to become a kitchen and bath specialist
presented by nkba
Speaker: glen peloso
Glen Peloso moderates this interview-style presentation, that will bring out the secrets to help demystify kitchen and bathroom design. Learn how to become a certified expert in these rooms that have become the heart of the home. NKBA-certified kitchen and bath designers discuss how they became experts in their field, and how they work with interior designers on projects as a team. They will also discuss courses available with the NKBA to help you become a kitchen and bath specialist.
PANEL: Anna Rentzos, Owner, Andros Kitchen & Bath Designs; Louis Kastis, Owner, Olympic Kitchens; Robin Siegerman, Chief Design and Renovation Officer, Sieguzi Interior Designs.
A Decade Later – Exploring five potential career paths for interior design students and interns
presented by IDC
Moderator: Susan Wiggins
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? From corporate and residential designers to sales representatives and interior design marketers, the career possibilities for an interior designer are endless. This seminar will explore the stories of five registered interior designers a decade into their careers. Learn about how they got to where they are today and the path they took to get there. Start imagining your career possibilities.
PANEL: Nadine Burdak, Marketing Manager, UNION 31; Cheryl Green, Principal, Design in Motion; Erika McCarthy, Senior Interior Designer, Comley van Brussel Design + Management; Anthony Orasi, Senior Designer, B+H; Timothy Au Yeung, A+D Representative, HUMANSCALE.
This seminar is complimentary to all design students with their entrance fee, space permitting. Please show your identification at the door.
SAtisfaction By design
Speaker: Kimberley seldon
Interior decorator and TV personality Kimberley Seldon will share her proven strategies for running a successful design business, to help you stand out from the competition and provide your clients with a unique experience. She will share her systematic approach, that allows you to do what you love to do while increasing profits, referrals and public profile.
Toward a smart future: urban townhomes
Speakers: Bradley netkin & paul johnston
Architect Bradley Netkin of Stamp Architecture and real estate agent Paul Johnston of Unique Urban Homes will discuss their low-rise infill projects in Toronto’s central core. At a time of intensive high-rise construction across Toronto and other Canadian cities, neighbourhood preservation is a concern. Urban infill projects such as family-oriented townhomes provide an alternative residential model, and together the two create liveable, family-oriented projects that respond directly to market needs. Bradley and Paul will discuss why Toronto needs this type of project, and explain how key marketing and design strategies work to determine what the market desires.
Gaining control over your business financials
Presented by National Bank
Speaker: Dean Einarson
Dean Einarson, CPA, CA and co-founder of DesignDocs, an online project and financial management system for design firms, will discuss important financial management practices that set successful firms apart. This seminar is ideal for those running small to medium-sized firms specializing in interior design and decorating. Dean will cover basic financial management and procedural fundamentals critical to running a profitable design firm, and attendees will learn how to more effectively manage their financial operations.