It is our goal at Design Sphere to be a catalyst for re-discovering the passion for interior design.

Is this my Life?

May 5th, 2014 | Posted by MaryPorter in Base Camp | Career Guidance - (2 Comments)

This is your life.  Do what you love and do it often.  If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit.  If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start …
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August 13th, 2013 | Posted by MaryPorter in Career Guidance - (0 Comments)

As you may have noticed Design Sphere has been a little, should we say, dormant?   No worries, though.  We are slowly picking things back up.    For the first time in a very long while, I decided to make Me a priority.  A few months ago life unexpectedly came to a screeching halt.  Something that had …
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What inspires a design concept? Forget for a moment the fact that in the commercial world it takes a village of decision makers, designers, consultants and contractors to build a project from the ground up. When a client declares that the vision for their project is to create a ‘world class environment’, where do you …
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You’ve decided or have the privilege of attending NeoCon 2013.  Exciting news! Regardless if this is your first or fifth time, a few simple instructions can make your experience a productive and enjoyable.  Below are the ones that have made my subsequent trips much more gratifying. Sleep now:  Sleep does not exist during Neocon.  No …
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Are you LinkedIn?

May 21st, 2013 | Posted by MaryPorter in Base Camp | Career Guidance - (0 Comments)

Are you up for an experiment? Let’s say you are an employer looking for new talent. ____How would seek out a new hire? ____What items would you research about a particular candidate? ____What items may take someone off your list of candidates to interview? To some a few of you, the answers to these questions …
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Networking Basics

May 1st, 2013 | Posted by MaryPorter in Base Camp | Career Guidance - (0 Comments)

We know connections are important, but how do you find them out in the business world? Do they just appear from the industry gods? ____The answer to this question would be a NO. Where do I look? ____Honestly:  anywhere and everywhere. Will this require energy? ____More than you may realize.  It’s true you get out, …
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March 23rd, 2013 | Posted by MaryPorter in Base Camp - (0 Comments)

Connections: How do you find them? When is the opportune time to make them? Is there a point when you have too many? You are successful and have found a person/organization you want to connect with.  Now the real work begins. Is the connection what you thought it would be? Are both sides benefiting from the …
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