Designer Corey Damen Jenkins (Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, LLC) talks with John about the struggles of starting his own design firm and being discovered by HGTV, the mindset required for designing a licensed collection for today's consumer, and remaining humble in the midst of success.
Interior designer and home furnishings icon Barclay Butera (Barclay Butera Interiors) joins John to discuss his journey to becoming one of today's iconic lifestyle brands, the importance of a collaborative workplace culture, and his advice for anyone looking to begin a career in the interior or furniture design industry.
Designer Jason Phillips (Phillips Collection, Jason Phillips Design) sits down with John to discuss growing up surrounded by industry tastemakers, transitioning from a designer to executive, and the growing role of technology in furniture design.
Designer Catina Suarez Roscoe (Catina Unlimited Design, Inc) talks with John to discuss the importance of designers in the home furnishings industry and her philosophy on designs that have a story to tell.
Tom Conley, President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority (the organizer of the largest home furnishings trade show in the world), sits down with John to give his take on designers and their craft from the perspective of trade shows and exhibitions.
Designer Bobby Berk (Bobby Berk Home) sits down with John to discuss his pathway to success, overcoming obstacles early in his career, and opening his own store, leading him to become a large influence on the home industry around the globe.
This episode was recorded on location at High Point Market. Legendary designer Alexander Julian meets with John at High Point Market (Spring 2016) to discuss how he got to design uniforms for the UNC Tar Heels and the Charlotte Hornets, and learn a little bit about his design process.
Furniture icon Jena Hall (Jena Hall Designs, Thomasville, WithIt) talks with John about getting into furniture design, founding WithIt (Women In The Home Industry Today), and the indelible mark she has left on the home furnishings industry.