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Better, Stronger, Faster

June 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Design Center is your design education resource. Learn and develop strong business strategies to better your business.


Better, Stronger, Faster

June 23rd, 2021 | 11:30am CT | Meet on 6

Join us as we welcome designers back in-person for Business of Design!


Better, stronger, and faster is how we’re planning to come out of this…. The impact of the pandemic will be long-term, wide-ranging, and impossible to completely predict. Consumers have already changed their behaviors, businesses have already changed their processes, and design businesses need to change as well in order to address new consumer needs and wants. Join us for a high-level overview of what to look for and how to adapt in what seems to be a now ever-shifting landscape. Adjust your pre-pandemic mindset (and business) to create opportunities in a post-pandemic world. and we’ll supply a host of innovations and insight into how to use this upheaval toward new opportunities in design.

Earn a complimentary 1.0 CEU credit


Deb Barrett, Founder and Editor of Design Confidential

Barrett’s 30+ year design career has taken many paths, and her fascination with what’s around the corner has led her to her current roles as a designer, speaker, educator, trend forecaster and consultant. As a design creative, she combined her twin passions-design and soft furnishings- by founding Window Dressings, a couture window treatment and soft furnishings firm near Chicago, Illinois.

As a sought-after speaker and design educator, Deb frequently speaks on a variety of design and trend topics. As a trend strategist, Deb attends dozens of industry trade shows and design events to keep abreast of new trends and product innovations and to develop design forecasts. Deb travels the globe tracking the ever-evolving world of design and providing designers with exclusive access to some of the world’s best design destinations through her Décor Tours.


June 23
11:30 am - 12:30 pm