What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
An initial meeting is always best to make introductions and setup the first steps, setting goals and establishing expectations. In this first meeting I want to make sure the visions of the client become my vision, and that we are in-sync with how to proceed. Depending on project size, the initial meeting may include the signing of a scope of work agreement.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In 1999 I graduated with a Professional 5-Year Degree in Architecture from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. In 2005 I opened my first architectural design firm in the French Quarter and for eight years ran a successful firm specialized in commercial interiors. In 2013 I closed my firm to dedicate myself to giving back to my community and was hired as executive director of a local nonprofit. Today, I am a freelance designer that works in developing art, fashion, activism and beautiful spaces.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Business Owners and Executives
Commercial Office Tenants
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Do your research online and make personal phone calls. Ask about turn around and how it affects design fees and services.