new column: ask a designer
since i started d*s in august of 2004 i've tested out all sorts of ideas, columns and features. some have tanked (d*s snaps) and some have floated (the d*s guest blog) but i've learned that the deciding element for me is whether or not i feel like the feature is giving something back to the community as a whole. for me, the biz lady events sparked an idea i've been trying to expand on for a few months now- connecting real life "experts" with up-and-coming designers who could benefit from their advice. so i thought, why not make this a (semi) regular column on the site? so, starting next week, d*s will feature one designer for a week each and introduce their work, their success story and then open it up for questions. when their time is up we'll move to the next available designer. i've tried to invite people that i think represent various stages of running a design-based business so you'll see bigger names mixed in with smaller names- i think real designers running real businesses have the most practical advice for our particular audience. so, we'll be launching THIS MONDAY with textile designer JUDY ROSS. in the weeks to come we'll cover stationery, wallpaper, graphic design, jewelry, interior design, book deals for the small designer and any number of topics under the sun. but i wanted to open it up to you guys first:
WHICH DESIGNERS WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASK QUESTIONS?i'd like to keep this indie for a while so please assume that for now i'm going to stick to people who aren't as big as say, martha stewart. so, leave a note below and i'll be sure to contact your requests and see if they're available to share their expert advice.
[the coral fabric above is hable construction's "bead" in clementine- a gorgeous new colorway]
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