The remaining numbers of practicing interior designers and professional decorative artists and contractors has shrunk to include only the strongest, smartest, toughest and best. Interior Designers are working harder and smarter for less money to achieve the same results for their customers. Your mission will be to become an interior designer’s indispensable asset and team member.
Ernie, changed into his work boots and with a smile on his face, asked me if I wanted to meet the painters who were re painting the Hollywood sign with Sherwin-Williams new premium paint; Emerald. The park ranger smiled as I nervously backed down the mountainside in my dress shoes and dress pants. He told me to lean backwards and “trust the rope”. I was not about to miss this opportunity, but I was concerned that this would end badly, as I am not a rope smart person and there was little room for error.
When you wonder if you can do something that takes a little more than you feel that you can possibly add to your life, think of the “Melanomad” and her cross country trip to make it to the IDAL Convention in Reno.
On July 27th at 3:00PM on the main stage in the Expo Hall you are in for an extraordinary treat. Jackie Jordan travels the world attending key shows, art exhibits, fashion and fabric expos from Paris to Milan to the Far East to NYC and beyond.Come see the world premiere of ColorMix 2013, presented by Jackie Jordan, Director of Color Marketing for The Sherwin-Williams Company and creative director of STIR magazine.
This past month IDAL made quite a splash at the PDCA convention in Las Vegas, NV. Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino hosted over 600 professional painting contractors for 6 days of educational sessions, lectures, keynote addresses, round table discussions, product Expo, awards ceremonies and of course parties.
The title of this series tends to allude to the fact that working with Interior Designers leads to Interior Disasters and perhaps that the blame for “disaster” lies squarely in the designers’ laps. Hmm…
Should you Run Away from or Run To business with designers?
I have an answer, but I also have a question or two and a challenge for you.
Welcome. IDAL is now enrolled in the Sherwin-Williams Preferred Business Partner program. As a Preferred Partner, you will receive special savings every time you shop at your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store. Simply print the e-card and present it to your sales associate the next time you visit a Sherwin-Williams store.
I am looking forward to my first convention as a board member and excited and nervous to be teaching my first convention class. As I have been preparing for both, I have also been focusing on ways to further our cause, enhance the benefits of membership and support the individual IDAL members.