All-Star Roster of Design Professionals and Business Strategists Lead May 2015 Interior Design Summit

Only conference to specifically focus on business success strategies for interior designers


Denver, CO, March 10, 2015 — For interior design professionals who want to thrive in today’s marketplace, Design Success University has created it’s 2nd annual Interior Design Summit to be held May 29-30, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver.


Created by DSU’s Gail Doby and Erin Weir, Interior Design Summit combines a series of interactive, business-focused workshops led by recognized professional interior designers with in-depth learning from experts in the fields of licensing and product development, business software, law, business and personal finance, and business coaching.  The twelve presenters at this year’s Summit will provide attendees with targeted, actionable skills for immediate integration into their businesses.


Keynote presenters are:


                  Keith Granet, CEO, DesignersAxis and president, Granet & Associates

An authority in licensing and product development in the interior design industry, Granet has helped celebrity designers like Barbara Barry, Thom Filicia, Timothy Corrigan and others build successful licensing programs.  Granet, principal of the management consulting firm Granet & Associates, is also co-founder of DesignersAxis, next generation software, developed with Studio Webware, that connects clients, designers, architects, showrooms and manufacturers in a cloud environment allowing for greater efficiency.


Joni Vanderslice, Owner and president, J Banks Design Group

Founder of internationally recognized J Banks Design Group, Vanderslice will share best practices for growing a profitable firm, while enjoying a successful family life and being a community leader. Vanderslice received the 2013 ASID Dora Gray Award for Outstanding Designer of the Year.  Her leadership and visioning abilities procured the firm’s titles as 2012 & 2009 Southeast Designer of the Year and the 2013 Gold Key Award for Outstanding Hospitality Design – Best Resort category.


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Interior Design Summit 2015



Seminar and workshop presenters are:

Yasmine Bijan, owner, Heart Networking

Gail Doby, Design Success University, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, and CVO and co-founder, Interior Design Summit

Lance Haeberle, CTO & founder, Studio Designer + DesignersAxis

Drue Lawlor, FASID, director of coaching, Design Success University

Eliot Lewis, lead technical consultant, Studio Support

Kimberly Merlitti, owner, KMM Consulting

Nancy Greystone, owner, Communicating With Clarity

Curtis Shortridge, Esq., shareholder, Shortridge, Fitzke & Hultquist, PC

                  Wallene Reimer, owner, A&B Professional Services, Inc., lead support consultant, Studio

                  Webware and Studio IT

                  Monique Stemper, president, Stemper & Associates


Three course tracks are offered at the two-day Summit.  Track 1, designed for first-time attendee covers: foundations in productivity, team alignment, delegational strategies, and business vision implementation.  Track 2 provides advanced coursework from business and leadership experts.  Track 3 is a one-day session recommended for bookkeepers, business managers, operations managers, expeditors and project managers.


For more information or to register, professional interior designers should visit


2015 Interior Design Summit includes title sponsors DesignersAxis and Studio Designer, along with the Interior Design Society, Stemper & Associates, Inc., A&B Professional Services, Inc., J Banks Design Group, Inc., and KMM Consulting.

About Design Success University

DSU mentors over 10,000 designers in 75 countries to grow their profits and visibility.  This virtual continuing education resource for interior designers founded by Gail Doby, ASID, DSA, IDS and Erin Weir coaches and teaches by teleseminar and webinar.   

Doby's experience includes sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company after graduating with a Finance & Banking degree, commercial floor covering sales management, facilities management and design for a subsidiary of American Airlines, an Interior Design degree and over 20 years running a mid-sized interior design business.  Doby shows interior designers how to apply practical, cutting-edge marketing and business strategies and skills to succeed in business.  

Weir, Co-founder & Strategic Vision Manager, brings her interior design degree, client service and strong technical skills to DSU's clients. 

For more information, please visit Design Success University’s website or Find them on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.

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