Design Biz Retreat is returning to Palm Springs
October 4-5, 2021



Design Biz Retreat is a two day retreat style gathering of interior design professionals who are ready to learn strategies and techniques to take their business to the next level.

This exclusive lecture series will feature top industry professionals sharing first hand experience and advice on topics like:

  • Pricing Strategies
  • Sales Mindset
  • Business Vision
  • Contract Legalities
  • Brand Development
  • Licensing... and so much more.

A special emphasis will be placed on WELLNESS to help promote balance and presence in your business.

Join us this fall for a gathering of design visionaries and industry experts where we’ll demonstrate the true meaning of COMMUNITY and how it is re-defining the way interior design professionals are building stronger and more profitable businesses.

As the business of design continues to evolve and prosper, so does the need for tools and resources that help designers explore and expand your business model. Design Biz Retreat has been specifically developed to deliver valuable business strategies to elevate your business in an environment that promotes vision, trust, and support.

We couldn’t think of a more appropriate and inspiring destination for this two day experience than sunny Palm Springs, California. This iconic architecture and design destination offers the perfect balance of creative energy and peace of mind. We believe that your business is only as strong as your mind set so we’ve incorporated wellness and personal development as principles of Design Biz Retreat.

The most exciting component of this entire concept is the invaluable networking that will occur over the two days and nights that you spend among fellow design professionals from places near and far. Our goal is to establish a camaraderie among fellow attendees that will last a lifetime. What better place to expand your tribe than right here… This is for you.


What they’re saying…


“The perfect amount of bonding and learning"


“This was the professional highlight of 2020 for me and will help me in so many ways in the next steps of my career"


“I feel renewed and validated"





Priority Registration Opens May 1st $1750.00
Standard Registration Opens May 15th $1950.00

Note: Because of the interactive format of this event, Design Biz Retreat is limited to 24 attendees so we encourage you to secure your spot early as this event will sell out.

Your retreat registration includes:
Two full days of informative and inspiring lectures from Industry Experts
Morning Wellness Opportunities (Pack your gym clothes)
Daily Breakfast and Networking Lunch
Sunday Evening Welcome Happy Hour
Monday Evening Group Activity - To be announced

Hotel Accommodations are not included in your registration. A group rate has been secured for a limited number of rooms at The Rowan Hotel (host hotel) starting at $209.00 per night. A reservation link will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.



Here’s what you missed in 2020…

Pricing Strategies, Sales Mindset, and Business Vision


Hear how Michelle leveraged her twenty years of experience in corporate sales to build a competitive and profitable design business.

Spoiler Alert - It all starts with mind set.

Learn how to overcome the fear of sales and how to develop repeatable processes, procedures, and systems that will take your business to the next level.


Contract Legalities and Tax Strategies for your Business


Braden is a “legit” attorney specializing in legal services and tax law for creative entrepreneurs. We’ll dive deep into contracts and discuss all of the things that we as design professionals should know about developing and enforcing your contract. We’ll also talk tax strategies for creative-preneurs. The do’s, the dont’s, and so much much more!

“…it definitely takes skill and practice to monetize a creative passion and turn it in to a career. By working with creatives, I am able to use my skill in law and tax while also vicariously working in the creative industry through all of you amazing creative-preneurs. That’s why I love what I do.”

Elevating your Brand through Licensing


Is licensing and product development right for you? Fasten your seat belts as Ray shares the ins and out of collaborating with other brands and the impact this popular venture may have on your business. With over 20 years of experience as the creative director for a national interior design and lifestyle brand Ray knows first hand what it takes to maintain the delicate balance of creative and business.


Mastering the art of the Photo Shoot


Karyn is the “go-to” photographer for top interior design professionals because of her editorial approach and unrelenting passion for the moment - captured with precision. Hear first hand the value of documenting your creative work through the lens of a professional . Learn about styling and tricks of the trade that get the attention of magazines and online design outlets around the world.


TONY ESTRADA aka tonyontheweb!
Using Instagram to Increase Engagement, Attract Followers & Convert them into Paying Customers


Tony specializes in vibrant websites and streamlined communications for creative professionals. His unique combination of both creative and strategic marketing acumen has been central to many successful engagements he has led over the past 2 decades. Tony will be sharing his thoughtful approach to social media and how to maximize your brand reach.



Thank you to our 2020 sponsors.

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