• 7

    12, 2022

    A great hybrid policy is the cat's meow!
    A great hybrid policy is the cat's meow!

    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    You want what's best for your firm as an architect or interior designer. You want to attract top talent, keep them happy, and have a healthy work-life balance. But what's the best way to achieve this?

  • 29

    11, 2022

    Woman working at her dream design job
    Woman working at her dream design job

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    Unemployment rates within design are lower than the national average, particularly in hot fields like web, digital, and UX design. So how do you know it's time to make the switch? Read on for ways to know you're ready to leave your job and how to find a new job in the design industry.

  • 24

    11, 2022

    A resume featuring what design firms are really looking for
    A resume featuring what design firms are really looking for

    Thursday, November 24, 2022

    With so many other architects applying, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd and make an impression. But understanding what these firms are looking for in candidates can help you make sure your resume and portfolio will grab their attention.

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    11, 2022

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    Working with a design recruiter can be an extremely valuable way to find top talent - but only if you know how to make the most out of the relationship.

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    11, 2022

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    When it comes to recruiting top design talent, a little extra effort can go a long way. By following these three simple tips – getting involved in the community, using a specialist recruitment agency, and offering competitive compensation packages – you can ensure that you're putting your best foot forward and attracting the best candidates for your open positions.

  • 3

    11, 2022

    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    An interview for a design director position is both an exciting and daunting prospect. But by preparing for these 7 common questions, you can go into your interview feeling confident that you have the skills and experience needed to ace it.

  • 18

    10, 2022

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    If you've been in the architecture and design industry for any length of time, you've learned one truth: architects are paid less than they are worth.

  • 13

    10, 2022

    Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Design interviews can be complex.  Sharing skills, presenting designs, and relating taste levels can be challenging at the best of times, let alone under the pressure of an interview. In the Design and Dialogue, I share four tips that will help you ace your next design interview.

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    10, 2022

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    Every business has its star players. The first tier brings business, culture, and organization to the company. The second tier manages day the day tasks and the third tier is really in the trenches, bringing their A game to the front.

  • 7

    10, 2022

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    I have been connecting with firms across the globe and I believe I have found the best hybrid policy for the design industry.  Check out the video and let me know if you agree!

  • 4

    10, 2022

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022

    There is a great deal of movement in the architecture and interior design industry. If you’re not interviewing, you should definitely put yourself out there.

  • 28

    09, 2022

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022

    DBI has had a full 6 months!  Some much so that I have not been able to create my Design+Dialogue videos.  That has changed today.  Check out all that we have been up to and all that is coming for DBI in the video below.

  • 27

    09, 2022

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    While extrinsic rewards sometimes motivate people, true motivation comes from within. The leader's job requires them to find the spark of inspiration and fan it into flames -- without ever dampening the fire. 

  • 20

    09, 2022

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022

    Architecture and design typically appeal to many professionals who are detail-oriented and creative. Considered both practical and artistic, architecture satisfies a craving to create something tangible and unforgettable. 

  • 15

    09, 2022

    Thursday, September 15, 2022

    LinkedIn is one of the first places many people go to learn more about you. An up-to-date page detailing your experience is what recruiters look for when seeking candidates.

  • 8

    09, 2022

    Thursday, September 8, 2022

    Ghost quitting isn't fair to the company, but sometimes it's not a choice. If your work experience with the design firm has been positive and you've enjoyed working with the organization, why not ask for help instead? If that's not an option, your final choice may be resignation.

  • 25

    08, 2022

    Four Things Bosses Should Never Say
    Four Things Bosses Should Never Say

    Thursday, August 25, 2022

    Many architects will tell you they already bring a lack of confidence to their work. Even their brilliant designs have been met with criticisms like, "Why didn't you do this differently?" or "It's okay for someone with your experience level."

  • 18

    08, 2022

    Toxic Boss
    Toxic Boss

    Thursday, August 18, 2022

    A toxic work environment can affect your physical and emotional health. Employees in toxic workplaces often report sleeping poorly, having difficulty concentrating, constantly tired, and even turning to other harmful coping behaviors to soothe themselves.

  • 9

    08, 2022

    Deal with Conflict - Don't Run From It.
    Deal with Conflict - Don't Run From It.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    Many leaders turn the other way for a good reason when conflict arises. Conflict is unpleasant. Most people avoid disagreements at all costs because they cannot bear to be considered "that mean person," or they fear saying something they'll regret. 

  • 2

    08, 2022

    All for One and One for All
    All for One and One for All

    Tuesday, August 2, 2022

    Being a team player at your design firm is a fast-track formula for getting recognized. Becoming known as someone who values the design talent as much as they support the firm's goals can be a career booster for your soft skills portfolio.

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