Skills That Transfer: Lessons Learned Through Remote Work
Hear from leading designers on what they’ve learned from working remotely with teams and clients, focusing on skills that will positively impact your work and processes in the future.
Over the past months, teams and individuals alike have proven their adaptability as they have adjusted to new ways of working. What skills are we all developing now that will positively impact our work and processes in the future? Our panel, featuring interior designer Laura Thurman, design and brand strategist Elizabeth Von Lehe, Allied ASID, national sales director A.J. Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, and design partner Susan Chang, ASID, AIA, examines positive learnings from remote work, as well as the skills that have increased in importance during COVID-19 that designers should focus on moving forward.
This is a recording of a webinar presented on May 4, 2020.
What You Will Learn
- Understand the beneficial impacts of remote work.
- Recognize lessons learned regarding team collaboration.
- Explore new practices for managing work processes.
- Identify ways to maintain client relationships virtually.
Continuing Education Approvals
- 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-111381 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)
Access Period: One year from registration date.
Susan Chang, ASID, AIA
Partner, Shimoda Design Group
Susan Chang is the co-founder of Shimoda Design Group, a boutique studio specializing in bespoke design solutions for leading companies across the U.S. Susan's breadth of experience in workplace, retail and residential projects have been integral to the development of the multidisciplinary design practice. Under her leadership, the studio work is diverse with a common strength in its narrative unique to each client and company brand experience. In 2000, Susan and Joey Shimoda founded Shimoda Design Group at a live/work warehouse in the burgeoning Arts district of downtown Los Angeles. The firm steadily gained a reputation for innovative workplace interiors, history-conscious building renovations and bold, forward-looking creative mixed-use campuses. Their eclectic sensibilities merge with a unique client culture for engaging, enlivening, transformative design as exemplified by collaborations with Steelcase Inc., Tishman Speyer, TOMS Shoes and Bloomberg.
A.J. Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP
Executive Vice President + Design Futurist, SANDOW Design Group
An office design expert, A.J. has a two-word solution to the age-old struggle between the kinds of workplaces companies want and the kinds employees actually need: "design empathy." AJ has built and led an award-winning design/build firm, authored for Harvard Business Review, and developed research programs for the University of Minnesota.
Principal Interior Designer, TDS - Thurman Design Studio, LLC
Laura is the principal interior designer for Thurman Design Studio, a Nashville-based interior design firm specializing in residential and commercial development projects. She is well known for a global aesthetic filtered through a modern lens. Laura has received numerous industry honors recognizing her emergence as a fresh voice and influencer in the industry.
Elizabeth Von Lehe, Allied ASID
Director of Specialty Interiors
A seasoned design leader with professional experience across multiple industries, Elizabeth Von Lehe leads HDR’s efforts to advance a holistic approach to design, embracing not only the built form, but branding, curation and the development of user experience from every angle. Von Lehe previously worked at ICRAVE Design, where she served as director of strategy, brand and architectural design for more than seven years. Before that, she worked in design for both Target and Lands’ End. Her experience includes developing product collections for both fashion and furniture industries as well as guiding master plans and interior design concepts.
Based in New York, New York, Von Lehe is well known throughout the design professions as a leader in the field of experience design. She is a regular keynote and workshop speaker at the national and chapter levels for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), advocating for experience design to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and integration beyond what most designers usually practice. Von Lehe currently serves as a Director on the national board of ASID, and is a regular graduate mentor and panelist for her alma mater, Columbia University. Her work has been featured in several industry publications and she has been interviewed by national outlets such as Bloomberg and NPR.
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