In Conversation: Product Intros and Perspectives (Sunday Morning Breakout)
Ever wonder how designers evaluate new products and materials as they consider what is best for their clients and projects?
As an interior designer, your relationships with manufacturers and resource providers is essential to your success. Witness a series of conversations between designers and SCALE sponsor reps as they review new products and resources. Leave with an understanding of the questions to ask when evaluating products, how to navigate relationships with product reps, and fresh insight into what’s up-and coming from manufacturers.
Director, Client Partnerships
Jennifer Busch is an accomplished design industry executive focused on the value of intelligent design strategies for commercial and institutional enterprises with real business goals. Her professional history includes her current position as director of client partnerships at Eventscape, a Toronto-based fabricator of high-end custom architectural features, where she is responsible for developing new business opportunities in the New York market and beyond. Prior to Eventscape, Jennifer held highly visible roles at Toronto-based office furniture manufacturer Teknion, as vice president of A&D; at Atlanta-based flooring manufacturer Interface Carpet, as vice president of A&D Market Development; and at New York-based Contract Magazine, where she served on the editorial team for 21 years, including 11 years as editor-in-chief.
Mabry Art + Design Studio
As an artist, illustrator, and designer, Taruan prefers to engage personably with clients and colleagues to develop and deliver comfortable, classic, and timeless interior spaces. One of his strongest skill sets is having the artistic ability to communicate ideas visually by interpreting forms and proportions through illustrations and hand sketching. Illustrating design solutions that bypass verbal description provide instant clarity of understanding a design. Extensive hospitality experience enables him to resolve perplexing project challenges with a thoughtful approach and deliver a memorable interior space. During his time as an adjunct instructor at New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), he encouraged students, like his clients, to be conscious of environmental impact while maintaining the design integrity of the project. Taruan received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Georgia State University in Atlanta GA in 2005, and a Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments from NYSID in 2012. As an inquisitive and interactive collaborator, he thrives mostly in an eclectic work environment where his colleagues of different ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences converge to influence their design missions. He firmly believes different viewpoints help create the best design direction for each project in studio.