Today we welcome Anna Schweiss – VP of Design and Merchandising for Essentials For Living. You may know Anna from Star International and Orient Express – both of which now fall under the newly developed brand Essentials For Living. The family owned furniture company has been providing stylish quality furnishings to the design trade for forty years. We caught up with Anna in their newly remodeled Las Vegas Showroom where we discussed the the business of design as it relates to product design and brand identity. We also discuss the broad spectrum of opportunity within the design industry from business development to design trade support. If you’re wondering if you should be doing “something else” within the design industry and you just haven’t found your place… this episode will open your mind to explore aspects of design that you may have never considered.