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10 Designers andThe Top Trending Concepts for Summer

10 Designers andThe Top Trending Concepts for Summer

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After 5 years hosting, producing and publishing Convo By Design, I launched the Design Influencer Group. The need for industry trends and information not just about design, but about the business of design is absolutely crucial to the future of the industry. Designers and architects have seen their business model fundamentally change sure to the rise of social media, movement from brick and mortar locations to “out-of-district” locations and in some cases, exclusively online. In addition to these challenges, design creatives are being asked to do more, for less. Revenue models are being challenged and online competition for creative services are popping-up and dropping out at an alarming rate.

The Design Influencer Group is a forum for a select group of design trade professionals to discuss these industry issues and design ideas that are shaping our design community here in Southern California. The ideas was to gather, have lunch and discuss trending ideas and concepts affecting the trade and currently shaping the business side of design.

This inaugural event was held at the Tidelli Outdoor showroom in the Pacific Design Center and included:

John McClain 
John McClain Design 
www.johnmcclaindesign.com 
john@johnmcclaindesign.com 
(310)402-5592 
@johnmcclaindesign

Peggy Platner 
Platner & Co. 
www.platnerandco.com 
peggy@platnerandco.com 
(424)280-8894 
@platnerco

Kristi Nelson 
KM Nelson Design 
www.kmnelsondesign.com 
kristi@kmnelsondesign.com 
(310)441-0026 
@kmnelsondesign

Anthony Poon 
Poon Design, Inc. 
www.poondesign.com 
apoon@poondesign.com 
(310)277-8855 
@anthonypoondesign

Edel Legaspi 
Legaspi Courts Design 
www.legaspicourts.com 
edel@legaspicourts.com 
(323)641-0250 
@legaspicourtsdesign

Stephen Francis Jones 
SFJones Architects, Inc. 
www.sfjones.com 
sfjones@sfjones.com 
(310)822-3822 x150 
@sfjonesarchitects

Nancy Russert 
Les Beaux 
LesBeaux224@aol.com 
@LesBeaux

Twist Custom 
twistcustom@gmail.com 
(310)245-6156 
@twistcustom

Brooke Gardner 
Brooke Gardner Interior Design 
www.brookegardner.com 
brooke@brookegardner.com 
(310)295-1892 
@_brooke_gardner_

Cynthia Lambakis 
Lambakis Interiors 
www.lambakisinteriors.com 
cynthia@lambakisinteriors.com 
(626)737-7479 
@lambakisinteriordesign

John Feldman 
Ecocentrix Landscape Architecture 
www.ecocentrix.com 
john@ecocentrix.com 
(310)907-5066 x101 
@ecocentrix.landscape

Read about all the findings on the :form Magazine website. and watch each of the designers talk about their trending design ideas on our YouTube channel.

You can find us @ConvoByDesign on Twitter and @ConvoXDesign on Facebook and @ConvoXDesign on Instagram. You can also find videos from these conversations on our YouTube channel, again search Convo By Design and you will find over 150 videos from some of your favorite guests, including the following. If you like the show, please send it to a friend so they can join our design community. Thanks for listening, enjoy the show.

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Designer Jamie Young

Designer Jamie Young

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