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HEY FRIEND! WELCOME TO STUDIO.CHATS THE PODCAST! HERE WE ARE ALL ABOUT HOW TO NAVIGATE THE CRAZY BEAUTIFUL DESIGN INDUSTRY - WE OH SO LOVE! ONCE WE SCORE THAT DREAM JOB, WE HAVE ALL HEARD THAT LITTLE SAYING, STUDIO DOESN'T TEACH YOU ANYTHING, BUT IS THAT REALLY TRUE?!I'M FIERCELY CURIOUS ON CONTINUING TO LEARN & SHARE - ON HOW WE CAN KEEP PERFECTING OUR CRAFT, MAKE THE DESIGNS OUR DREAMS & LIFT EACH OTHER UP ALONG THE WAY!I AM SO PUMPED YOU ARE HERE!!!MY NAME IS KELSEY & IM A WEST COAST GAL, WHO MOVED 3,000 MILES AWAY AND AM HUSTLIN' MY BOOTY AS A DESIGNER IN NEW YORK CITY. THINK OF THIS AS A 'NOT SO LATE NIGHT' CHAT IN STUDIO WITH YOUR BESTIE, MIXED WITH DESIGN SCHOOL & MINDSET GROWTH.ALRIGHT PAL, GRAB YOUR SKETCHBOOK & LET'S DO THIS THING!

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53. Fostering Creativity + Trusting Your Instincts w/ Yorgo Lykouria the Creative Director at Rainlight

Today’s chat is a very special one, connecting with us all the way from London! We can’t wait for you to join today’s chat with Yorgo Lykouria! Yorgo Lykouria is the Creative Director at Rainlight. Yorgo leads Rainlight’s London design studio. In his early years as an architect working in Airports and high-rises, Yorgo became the youngest design director at Helmut Jahn’s office in Chicago. In 2002, he established the award-winning London studio, Lykouria, which he ran for 12 years as a multidisciplinary practice. Yorgo’s broad spectrum of practice includes architecture, design, and filmmaking. He is recognized for his work in automotive interiors for Ferrari, and various works for Vitra, Akaba, Alape, and Dornbracht. His recent design partnerships with Rainlight include collaborations with Allsteel, Arcadia, Tecno, Scavolini, Okamura, and Zumtobel. He poured into the chat his journey starting in engineering to architecture and now industrial design, and the challenges he faced as an emerging designer, and tangible tips for us navigating similar things! From sharing his thoughts on Pinterest and creativity, trusting your instincts, navigating uncertainty, sustainability, and design thinking, these are just a few things we covered! Come say hi & tag us on Instagram with something that you resonated with! @studio.chats @rainlightstudio

1hr 3mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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52. From Architecture to Beautiful Objects + Founding FEYZ Design Studio w/ Feyza Koksal Kemahlioglu

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start your own studio and create beautiful custom objects?! If so, I think you are going to vibe with this! We can’t wait for you to join today’s chat with Feyza Koksal Kemahulioglu! Feyza gives us an insight into her journey from architecture to beautiful objects + founding FEYZ Design Studio! Feyza Koksal Kemahulioglu is a New York based designer, founder, and creative designer of FEYZ Design Studio. They specialize in luxury interior, furniture, lighting, and home decor objects that carry a combination of traditional and contemporary manufacturing methods with detailed fabrication. With her background in Architecture, she received her Bachelors in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and her Masters in Architecture & Urban Design From Columbia University. On this podcast, we always picture us as friends in the studio late night chatting about all the different avenues and things we are learning along the way! Thank you for being here!! Chat soon!

40mins

27 May 2021

Rank #2

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51. Finding Your Ideal Client + Pitching Your Work to Publications w/ Chris McGovern & Helen Ng from the McGovern Project

McGovern Project is a full-service interior design firm based in New York. Founded in 2018 by Chris McGovern, a former investment banker, graduate engineer, and long-time design enthusiast. Services offered include interior design, full-scale renovations, and project and budget management. Prior to launching McGovern Project, Chris cultivated his long-time interest in design and architecture through his own real estate investments and renovations. McGovern Project's work can be seen throughout the NYC Tri-State area, Denver and LA. Helen joined Chris in 2020 and brings a background in architecture, engineering, and fashion. Earlier in her professional career, she wore a business hat and financed affordable housing and infrastructure in emerging markets. Although she had always worked with a multidisciplinary team of urban planners, architects, and craftsmen, she discovered her love for “holding the pencil,” went back to school, and switched hats to the design side. Chris Design Crush: Jean Stoffer @jeanstofferdesign Pump-up Jam: "eclectic" assortment for running, including "Come Alive" from The Greatest Showman to "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen Helen Design Crush: Leanne Ford @leannefordinteriors David Rockwell (@rockwellgroup) Pump-up Jam: opera for cleaning the house; Gotan Project for drawing sessions; anything Miles Davis or Charlie Parker (with a cocktail in hand) for ideating

44mins

20 May 2021

Rank #3

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50. Architect, Educator & Advocate + Design Crit Mindsets w/ T. Camille Martin-Thomsen

We can’t wait for you to join today’s chat with T. Camille Martin-Thomsen! From civic, to high-end residential, to teaching sophomore design studio, opening her own practice and now the Assistant Dean at Pratt Institute! Camille has over 20 years in the Architecture & design industry. Receiving Bachelor's was a BA in Architecture and a minor in Art History with a concentration in East Asian Art from Miami University, and then her Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St.Louis. She is both a practicing AIA, NCARB, NOMA Architect along with the Assistant Dean at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. It was a honor to get to chat with and share Camille’s design journey, pedagogy and empathy with you! We can’t wait for you to join us and hear what resonated most with you!

48mins

13 May 2021

Rank #4

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49. Finding Your Alignment + Tips For Specifying Textiles w/Johnnie Cuellar

In an industry of so many opportunities, knowing your personality and what works for you is a great indicator to figure out which facet aligns best! We can’t wait to have you join today’s chat with Johnnie Cuellar! Originally from Wisconsin and starting out as a graphic designer, Johnnie has worn many hats in the industry in the last twenty plus years! Johnnie is an Interior Designer turned Market Manager for Luum Textiles in New York City. Johnnie has over 15 years of experience in the New York City design industry.

45mins

6 May 2021

Rank #5

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48. Starting a Holistic Creative Studio During a Pandemic + Trusting Your Gut w/ Erica Alvarez Castro

Is starting a business during a pandemic, something your gut is telling you to do? If so, this ones for you! Today’s chat is with Erica Alvarez Castro! Trusting your gut and staying true to yourself, even when the world is telling you to play it safe, was the theme of this chat! Along the steps she took to open up her own brick and mortar shop and holistic design studio in the middle of the pandemic! Erica is the founder and owner of The Co. A small women owned company, based Hoboken, NJ and believes it takes more than just good design to turn a house into a home. Come say hi to us on the IG! @studio.chats @theco.online

38mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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47. Introducing Global Companies into the US Market + Collaboration Over Sales w/ Angeline Kenny

Sales is…(fill in the blank). This chat is likely to shift your perception of the relationship between designers and manufacturers. We can’t wait for you to join today’s chat with Angeline Kenny! Angeline Kenny has worked in design manufacturing for almost 15 years. Currently, she is the Business Development and Design Manager - North America for TSAR Carpets! She received her degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology in Textile Development and Marketing, Home Product Development. There were so many points that resonated and offered tangible tips to improve as designers. These were a few of my favorite parts of our chat! 1. How she helped bring multiple global companies into the US market & how they differ 2. How she’s created a collaboration over sales approach 3. Pivots that she’s taken to flourish in business throughout the pandemic Come say hi to us on the IG! @studio.chats

40mins

15 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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46. All things officeinsight + a Perspective from the Publisher on the Industry w/Bob Beck

“When you are there looking up at a whole career, it just seems like you don’t know what to do and if you can do it. And you can, you really can.” Today’s chat is with some who is at the top of their career and has almost seen it all in the industry. We had the pleasure of chatting with Bob Beck, the Publisher of @officeinsight magazine! Bob gave us a full scoop into his career journey and how he became the publisher. Along with an insight on what it is like to hold that position and produce a weekly digital magazine and website to give a voice to those who create workplace design and furnishings! He is honest, transparent and welcoming in his stories that he shared. We are very excited to share this one with you!!

51mins

8 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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45. Cultivating Mindfulness + Breath Work for Creatives w/ Kimberly Writt from BeHUE Wellness

You are worthy of wellness, always. We are excited to share today’s chat with Kimberly Writt of BeHUE Wellness! Kimberly Writt is an Integrative Wellness Coach, Founder at be HUE Wellness. She is based out of Chicago! She has over a decade of experience in marketing and brand strategy for top interior, architecture, and real estate clients. Be HUE is a wellness brand that empowers design experts to overcome stress, increase energy and improve mental clarity to heighten their personal curb appeal and attract like-minded people and clients! Here are our favorite takeaways! 1. Breath Work is powerful 2. Mindful walking meditation is a great midday way to recenter 3. There is no such thing as balance, it’s all about creating a healthy current 4. When you take care of your energy, you affect all the people around you in a positive way This chat was filled with so many great takeaways! We can’t wait to see you in the chat!! Come say hi to us on the IG! @studio.chats @behuewellness

43mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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44. Interior Arch + Design Clubhouse + The Scoop on the App

Are you on clubhouse? Either way, this chat will give you the scoop! We can’t wait for you to join today’s chat with Kristi Close + Elle Liu! If a conference + a podcast + late night chats in the studio with people globally had a baby, that is what this app has to offer! And the opportunities of the platform are so unique! Kristi Close is the owner of Kristi Close Design! She received her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from Oklahoma State University. Currently in Colorado, she is relocating to Tempe, AZ soon! Elle Liu is an NYC hospitality designer at Rockwell Group. She received her MFA in Interior Design from Pratt Institute. In addition, she is also the host of the Right Angle Podcast! They shared how did they get into it? As a designer, what do they see as the benefits of using clubhouse? And their experience so far! Together we’ve created the Interior Arch + Design clubhouse and have been hosting weekly chats at 8 pm EST! We are so grateful to get to connect with you on the podcast and here on Instagram! Looking forward to connecting even more in @clubhouse too!! Come say hi! We love hearing your takeaways and topics you'd love to hear about! @studio.chats hellostudio.chats@gmail.com

48mins

25 Mar 2021

Rank #10