- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My fees are based on an hourly rate. Our initial phone conversation is the discovery time. We will talk about your project. I will ask questions about what you are needing for your home. When an appointment is scheduled, I will visit you and your home for a meet and greet. I suggest that the client have a budget in mind about how much they want to invest in their project. Within the budget, the designer fee needs to be considered.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The initial interview with a client is important. I have an opportunity to listen to the client and the client has an opportunity to interview me. I find a project moves along smoothly with a good working relationship between client and designer.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from Prairie State College. As a designer, I am required to maintain Continuing Education Units (CEU's) requirements to maintain my ASID (American Society of Interior Design) accreditation. Many vendors offer informational seminars with CEU's which enables me to continually learn about new products and stay updated. I am also involved with ASID Peer Groups from the western, northern and southern suburbs of Chicago. Networking with my peers provides me with a wealth of resources.