A COMMUNITY platform for Interior Design Professionals

A COMMUNITY platform for Interior Design Professionals​

Design Biz Retreat

October 5-6th, 2023


The ROWAN Hotel – Palm Springs  CA

Join us this fall for a two-day gathering of design visionaries and industry experts where we’ll demonstrate the true meaning of COMMUNITY and how it is re-defining the way interior design professionals are building stronger and more profitable businesses.

As the business of design continues to evolve and prosper, so does the need for tools and resources that help designers explore and expand your business model. Design Biz Retreat has been specifically developed to deliver valuable business strategies to elevate your business in an environment that promotes vision, trust, and support.

We believe that a strong mind and spirit is vital to a growing business  and wellness will be a re-occuring theme throughout RETREAT. Our sunrise yoga is back along with a few other surprises. This time together is as much about personal development as it is about business development.

We can’t wait to see you!

What they’re saying…

“The perfect amount of bonding and learning"

“This was the professional highlight of the year for me and will help me in so many ways in the next steps of my career"

“I feel renewed and validated"

Retreat Itinerary & Pricing


Ticket Price: $2400.00

Note: Because of the interactive format of this event, Design Biz Retreat is limited to 24 attendees so we encourage you to secure your spot early as this event will sell out.

Your retreat registration includes:
Two full days of informative and inspiring lectures from Industry Experts, Break Out Sessions, Daily Breakfast and Networking Lunch.

Hotel Accommodations are not included in your registration. A group rate has been secured for a limited number of rooms on a first come first served basis. A reservation link will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.

To register click the “RESERVE NOW” button below which will open an eail to me. Submit your Name, Company Name, Address, and Contact Number. A quickbooks invoice will be sent via a secure link which you can pay by credit card or ACH. Seats will be filled in the order in which requests and full payment is received.

Tickets are non-refundable. However, tickets are transferrable. All arrangements are the responsibility of the ticket holder and transferee.

CHECK OUT our 2023 Featured Speakers


Leadership in Action

A deep dive into the concept of leadership both in the studio and on the job site and how your words and actions influence the strength of your team and the success of your projects. We’ll discuss how to create an environment of trust to promote growth among your team and we’ll  explore how your leadership commitment to your clients and design partners impacts the overall client experience. 


Growing your Team

Jamie Van Cuyk is the owner and Lead Strategist of “Growing Your Team” a consulting firm specializing in mastering the art of hiring. Jamie will share hiring tips and strategies with an emphasis on “onboarding” and how this often overlooked process is actually the key to employee growth and retention. This valuable presentation will empower you to build your team with confidence no matter what stage of growth your design business is in. 


Scaling your Interior Design Business

Garrison Hullinger is the founder and principal designer of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design. The award winning Portland based firm has been recognized as one of the 100 fastest growing businesses of Oregon and SW Washington. Garrison will share his road map to scaling his interior design business from a one man show to a multi- disciplinary team of 22 and the many lessons learned along the way. From mind set to processes and everything in between, this presentation will inspire you to take your business to the next level. 


Your Path to Visibility

Erik Perez is the principal of Hello PR Group, a full-service communications and strategic brand development firm specializing in design, lifestyle and luxury brands. This interactive presentation will demystify the concept of public relations for your business and will explore the various paths to visibility that can help elevate your brand and attract the business and opportunities that you may be seeking. From brand collaborations to media exposure, Erik will share tips that will help you develop an intentional and effective PR strategy for your design business. 


Operations + Financials Workshop
Sponsored by: DESIGN MANAGER

Jennifer is the founder and owner of Jadestone Consulting – a trusted business resource in the design community specializing in bookkeeping, purchasing, HR, and administrative services. This workshop style presentation will address our industry’s most common “back of house” pain points and how to extract and apply data, reports, and processes to reveal where your business stands financially and professionally. Jennifer will also cover the value of utilizing an industry specific project management and accounting software platform to keep you projects and your finances on point. 


Your Story, Your Brand, Your Identity

For over fifteen years Jude has helped entrepreneurs bring their stories to life through documentary films using his unique method of story telling called dramatic demonstration. Sometimes the best way to answer a question is with a story. Together we will uncover how to effectively relay your business brand through story telling, establish trust with your clients, and demonstrate leadership. This valuable conversation will change your perspective on how you engage with clients and communicate your brand story on social, in print , and in person.

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