IDS offers a number of seminars for design professionals on Friday, January 24, 2014.
All seminars are 60 minutes long, and take place on the main level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in room 201D.
Each seminar is worth 0.1 CEU credits.
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
This interview style presentation will bring out the secrets that will 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, how they work with Interior Designers on projects as a team. They will also discuss courses available with the NKBA and how they help you become a Kitchen and Bath Specialist.
SAtisfaction By design
Speaker: Kimberley seldon
Let's face it, lots of people are designers, decorators, stagers, stylists, organizers, landscapers or architects, making a living the same way as you and I do. You may have great taste and style, but so do many others. Experience has shown me that what we do is not nearly as important as how we do it. If you want to stand out from the competition, provide clients with a unique experience rather than a generic service. Run your projects with procedures and systems that deliver SATISFACTION BY DESIGN. If you've been relying on hard work, relentless drive and sheer luck to satisfy your customers and get the job done right you might be relieved to hear there's a better way. Using a systematic approach to every design project frees the owner to do more of what he/she loves to do. It also increases profits, referrals and public profile.
Toward a smart future: urban townhomes
Speakers: Bradley netkin & paul johnston
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. Architect Bradley Netkin of Stamp Architecture and real estate agent Paul Johnston of Unique Urban Homes will present and discuss several key examples, including Lippincott, which offers a completely designed package and another, Strachan Row, which offers a basic shell interior. Netkin and Johnston 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
his seminar is ideal for those running small to medium sized firms specializing in interior design and decorating. Dean Einarson, CPA, CA and a co-founder of DesignDocs, an online project and financial management system for design firms, discusses important financial management practices that set successful firms apart. Financial management and related procedures touch everything in your business day in and day out - they lie at the heart of any business. When they run smoothly, the whole business does. Don't let fear or uncertainty about the financial side of the business slow you down. Be empowered to take control of your financial operations. Improve the bottom line, live with less stress, and spend more time designing.