Issue Date: 2017 OCTOBER, Posted On: 10/3/2017

10052017 High Point Market Announces Updates to Fall Market Design Viewpoints Series


HIGH POINT -- The High Point Market Authority's Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) program, presented in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has annoucned a few schedule updates to its Fall Market sessions.


The speaker for the kick-off session on Saturday, October 14, at 12 p.m., which is also the kick-off for the Keynote Series program, will be Margaret Russell on behalf of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) president and founder Paula Wallace, who is now unable to attend. Russell serves as the honorary dean of the SCAD School of Building Arts and Editor-in-Chief of Galerie. The topic, "Transformative Design: The Power of Design and Preservation to Reshape Communities," will remain the same with Russell speaking on SCAD's unique approach to adaptive reuse and interior design which has earned honors from UNESCO and the AIA, among others, and has helped transform SCAD into one of the world's preeminent universities in art and design education.


Two new panelists have been added to the 12 p.m. session on Monday, October 16. Jorge Arango, owner of Not Necessarily Martha, Inc. and an interior design writer, editor, and stylist for 30 years, as well as Stacy Kunstel, homes editor for New England Home, regional editor for Traditional Home and Better Homes and Gardens, and co-founder of Dunes and Duchess, will both join the panel. Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage will also participle in the panel discussion moderated by Christine Abbate of Novita PR. Titled, "Getting Your Stories Published - Strategies for a Digital Age," this session will focus on strategies and insider tips for getting your projects and stories published in today's ever-expanding range of print and digital outlets.


Additionally, a bonus session has been added to the schedule for 2 p.m. on Monday, October 16, in the Surya showroom (Showplace 4100). Former Style Spotter and owner of Denise McGaha Interiors, Denise McGaha will present on "How to Deliver Luxury Projects in Under 90 Days." McGaha will share how she developed her trademarked "Designing with a Deadline" business process and how it changed her design business. She will share tips on how to implement project management tools, how to work with showrooms efficiently, and how to attract the type of clients you want.


All DVS sessions, with the exception of the bonus session, will take place in the High Point Theatre, located in the Transportation Terminal. Each offers 0.1 IDCEC-approved continuing education unit (CEU) and is open to all High Point Market attendees. The full DVS schedule can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/event/design-viewpoints-series.

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