Design and style have always been a part of me, even from a young age I felt an urge to rearrange furniture and objects to achieve visually pleasing vignettes. I worked for several design powerhouses, the first and most influential to me and my work was Williams Hodgins in Boston, where I worked for six years, then came to New York where I worked for Marjorie Shushan. I’ve always been extremely hard working and dedicated all my attention and energies to my work, and I always wanted to start my own business, but was trepidatious about doing it in the competitive New York market. It was in September 11th, 2001 when I realized that life is really too short and unpredictable to delay your dreams. I started my own business in 2001 and have been at it ever since. One of the distinguishing characteristics of my work are my hand drawn concept perspective sketches, in the 1990’s he wet had no computers in his office, which forced me to develop this hand drawing tradition, which till this day remains my most valuable asset in being able to relay my design thoughts and visions to my clients.
One of the best words of advice was, ‘keep your overhead low, and run a tight ship’. The more experienced I become, the more valuable and true these words seem to resonate with me. I think to be an entrepreneur in any field, one must have a basic and raw passion for one’s work. If you don’t love what you do, how can you nurture and develop it? I wish I could say I have some kind of balance in my life, but in reality my work is all encompassing and has been my focus for this past decade. Dedication and hard work are really at the root of any successful business.