A COMMUNITY platform for Interior Design Professionals​

120: Garrison Hullinger | Balancing Residential, Commercial and Hospitality Design

Today we welcome Garrison Hullinger, founder and principal designer of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design. The Portland-based firm has been recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses in Oregon and SW Washington, but the design journey for Garrison has been one of patience, self-discovery, and reinvention.

In this episode, we discuss the development and growth of his design career and then dive deep into the process of developing a truly multi-disciplinary design firm. We also discuss the structure and dynamic of his 22-member design team and Garrison’s leadership approach of measuring outcome, not output.

Our fourth annual Design Biz Retreat is returning to Palm Springs, CA, on October 5-6, featuring presentations from industry experts on scaling your design, business, hiring strategies, leadership techniques, a public relations workshop, and more. Join the priority registration list today!

Show Highlights:

  • How Garrison’s previous career as a processes and software developer transferred into his design career and being a business owner
  • The balance between residential, commercial, and hospitality design projects
  • Balancing teams and individual skill sets in each disciple
  • How employees learn to work as dynamic problem solvers

Subscribe and Review

We’d appreciate you subscribing to this podcast and leaving an Apple Podcasts review. Reviews help others discover and learn what Design Biz Survival Guide is all about. It only takes a second and helps us out a lot!

Supporting Resources:

Sponsor Links:

Member Vault Link:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Our Mailing List

Join our mailing list to stay informed, inspired, and empowered by insights and experiences in the world of design and business.