- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
MY HOURLY RATE AND HOW IT’S BILLED FULL SCOPE DESIGN Meet us for a consultation and we can provide insight on whether an hourly rate, flat fee, or hybrid agreement would be best for your budget. Because we use the best technology, state-of-the-art design technique, and 17 years of experience, we do more, better, in less time. SMALL PROJECTS Ask us about your luxury condo or single room design packages! A seamless and stunning option for those smaller spaces. FLAT FEES I propose flat fees where I feel like they are appropriate, typically full scope or renovation work, I determine the way to bill for your project and that is detailed in your Agreement. I sometimes propose hybrid-type agreements if there is some question about the parameters of the scope. Any flat fee or percentage-based fee is estimated for design and design plans only, not the procurement of any goods or site visits after construction has started.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
THE AGREEMENT After our initial meeting and we all want to proceed on to the next step, I write up a Letter of Agreement, where I describe the services you are requesting and detail the payments required, etc. After you sign that and make the first design fee payment, we can get started. Flat fees are detailed with parameters as noted in the Agreement. CONSTRUCTION After a construction project is started, site visits are always done additionally by the hour or as a bundle. Once a week is usually typical to help us keep tabs on things with a good contractor managing your job. We strongly encourage our clients to keep us involved this way, as that's the best way to ensure the integrity of the design is achieved. Site visits are defined as unscheduled visits done at our convenience, to check on the job. These are not onsite meetings. Onsite meetings are done at the regular hourly rate. ONE TIME CONSULTATIONS AND OTHER OPTIONS One-time consults can be fit in and I welcome those when my schedule permits. Inquire to find out how our in-home and on-line consultations work. All consultations are paid upfront, prior to the meeting. If I cannot take on your project or I find it might fit better with another designer, I urge you to peruse the ASID TGCC website for many qualified designers in our area.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BFA in Fine Art and have been working as an art broker and art curator for 16 years. In 2017 I opened Ipseity Art Design, an art design firm curating and designing residential and commercial spaces with fine art, furnishings, and lighting. After working with interior design firms intermittently for another 4 years, I opened AD | Atelier + Design to combine my fine art, curating, and design expertise. I am also a judge for the ACA awards, also known as the “Academy Awards for Art,” helping artists get their work in front of art-industry professionals such as interior designers, art galleries, private art collectors, and corporate collections. Most recently, I finished the Interior Architecture program at UC Berkeley in 2020.