Yudi Kaufman

Yudi Kaufman, design business strategist and DNN Design Business Blueprint columnist, is sharing how to navigate the home furnishings and design business through ever changing times

Yudi Kaufman’s partnership with Courtney Porter, Editor in Chief of Design News Now, is excited to announce two insightful talks for growing your design business at the upcoming Spring High Point Market,  (April 13-17, 2024).

Design Business Blueprint: Sustainability and Earth Day

With Earth Day occurring near the end of the month, I find April to be a great time to renew our commitment to creating beautiful spaces that also foster sustainability. In this edition of Design Business Blueprint, we’re addressing the topic of sustainability and how interior designers and professionals in the home furnishings industry can pave the way for a cleaner, greener future.

DNN’s Spring High Point 2024 events schedule

This High Point Market, Design News Now is teaming up with Lancaster, Ericka Saurit’s Marketing School for Creatives in the Universal Learning Center, Odette Furniture and Hooker Furnishings to bring buyers a series of panel discussions and fireside chats that will help them sell better, expand their brands and uplevel their business to enter the luxury market.

Hooker Furnishings sets Spring events schedule

Hooker Furnishings announces Spring 2024 High Point Market events schedule, including an exclusive Design Business Blueprint event with Courtney Porter and Yudi Kaufman.

Design Business Blueprint: mastering client management

One of the most common mistakes a designer can make is the failure to manage expectations. Once you’ve detailed the outline of the project, timeline, and budget, conduct a realistic assessment of what can be achieved within the given constraints. Be honest about potential challenges and limitations.

Design Business Blueprint: a designer’s most precious commodity, time

Staying ahead of the curve allows you to adapt to industry changes without compromising the quality of your work.

Industry trailblazer Michael Bauer shares insights on his 1st Anniversary with international rug brand Feizy

nown throughout the home furnishings and lighting industries for his immense warmth and undeniable talent, Michael Bauer is sharing how he looks at all aspects of the business of design, his insights into supporting the national Interior Design Community, and what it’s like to celebrate his 1st Anniversary at his “dream job” as the Director of Trade Relations at International Rug Brand Feizy.

Design Business Blueprint: burning bright instead of burning out

While the excitement of taking on every design job that comes your way can be hard to quell, discernment is key. Saying “no” isn’t a rejection of the opportunity, it’s a strategic decision to maintain balance in your busy schedule and life.

Robin Baron LIVE is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary with a “Holiday Happy Hour Celebration Episode

Known for her award-winning interior and product designs, Robin Baron, President of Robin Baron Design, is sharing exciting news about her nationally recognized, award-winning, live design podcast series, Robin Baron LIVE, celebrating its 3rd Anniversary with a special end of year “Holiday Happy Hour Celebration Episode” featuring some of this year’s star-studded guests and several exciting product giveaways!

Design Business Blueprint: a well-crafted brand can help your interior design business grow

For an industry that often blurs the lines between personal passion and professional service, a strong brand can help differentiate you.