23 02, 2022

Design+Dialogue: Build an Awesome Interview Team

By |2022-02-23T10:45:25-08:00February 23, 2022|Design + Dialogue|

Building an awesome interview team is THE BEST tool for finding top talent in today's market. The market for talent across all industries is very competitive but none more so than in the Architecture and Interior Design industry.  Our industry is still feeling the sting from so much talent leaving [...]

30 09, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Benefits of Contract Talent

By |2021-02-11T06:15:22-08:00September 30, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

DBI is starting to see the design industry recover in parts of the country.  Many of our clients are looking for ways to increase profit AND mitigate risk.  We feel that a strong contract talent/interim solutions strategy is a great way to do both. In this video I touch on [...]

23 09, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Why Contract Talent?

By |2021-02-11T06:16:09-08:00September 23, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

As I have been working with firms, planning for their recovery as well as for the talent they will need to meet those recover goals, contract talent has come up time and again. DBI's contract talent studio is call Interim Solutions.  We have the ability to put talent into any [...]

8 07, 2020

Design+Dialogue: The Interview is Dead 3.0

By |2020-07-08T13:32:07-07:00July 8, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

In this last installment of why the interview is dead we talk about the feedback stage.  This is critical in evaluation of candidates.  Hint: it all relates back to the first step! If you want to catch up, the two previous steps are here: The Interview is Dead: The Interview [...]

24 01, 2020

DBI is hiring: Candidate Development Rep.

By |2020-01-24T11:25:52-08:00January 24, 2020|DBI, Employment, Job Of The Week, Recruiting|

DBI is hiring a Client Development Rep into our Seattle group.  This unique role supports the recruiting efforts of DBI by managing the aggregation, organization, and dissemination of talent, oversight of marketing planning and ROI, ownership of strategic technology and tools development, and overall process improvement.  This is a critical [...]

14 09, 2017

How to Use Social Media to Hire Your Next Architect.

By |2017-09-26T19:47:27-07:00September 14, 2017|Business, Employer Branding, Recruiting, Social Media|

While visiting clients in San Francisco last week I had a great conversation about social media and how social media can be an outstanding tool to hire design talent. *BTW, this is one of the things I love about designers, they are open to robust conversations and are genuinely curious [...]

25 02, 2015

Hello! We are DBI!

By |2015-02-25T10:20:16-08:00February 25, 2015|Business, Job Search, Recruiting|

  Since DBI started in 2009, we have learned a great deal. One of the things we learned is that there are not many recruiting firms that exclusively support the architecture and interior design industry. Because of this, many firms don’t quite know how to best work with an outside [...]

6 01, 2015

If Not You, Then Who?

By |2015-01-06T14:49:57-08:00January 6, 2015|About Me|

  My name is David Brown and I am an entrepreneur.  No, I am an Entrepreneur!  I have to admit, it took me a long time to realize this truth about myself.  Yes, I have been successful working for others, but it was when I started working for myself that [...]

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