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“Yes, We Can Do That!”; Diversifing for Success

“Yes, We Can Do That!”; Diversifing for Success

The business world for designers is constantly changing. We have to do more for our customers with less. We have to continue to find new ways to bring value to our clients. If they read in the Wall Street Journal that designers offer new opportunities for corporations because we have been trained to problem solve, then we better “problem solve”. If their brother-in-law got a great deal on furniture through a designer, then we better be ready to do the same. If they are connected constantly to their smart-phone, we better be technically “smart”.

r.o.i. Design is first a consultative design firm making revenue by charging fees for interior design, graphic design, planning and programming.  But over the years, we have taken on seasonal products or services with the goal of giving our clients enhanced services; we have offered to decorate for the holidays, organize closets, design custom furniture, select art, create schedules and manage projects.

Today we have four projects that we are promoting in addition to our design services: (more…)

Designers of All Kinds Need to Make a Buck! But Be Careful.

Designers of All Kinds Need to Make a Buck! But Be Careful.

Design;  interior, industrial, architectural, graphic, fashion, etc. all have unique differences but have more in common than not.

iStock_000003809094XSmallWe sell time, we sell ideas and some of our clients work really hard not to pay for time or ideas.  So we bundle it against products, furniture, software, wardrobes, printing, etc. All in the hopes of gaining a return on our time to earn a wage that pays our college loans and makes us respectable bread winners for our families. (more…)