Navigating The Client Relationship -a Conversation with Psychotherapist Turned Interior Designer Patrick Ryan Feb 24
Join the conversation with Patrick Ryan, Therapist turned Interior Designer and Rose Hittmeyer, Interior Designer and IFDA NY Chapter Administrator discussing how to navigate the client relationship.
We will talk about techniques to gain a client’s trust and how to manage expectations.
How do we see road blocks before they happen and diffuse them?
Tips on developing Listening skills- what are they really saying?
Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 2021
11:00 am EST
After working for several years as a Psychotherapist, Patrick Ryan chose to pursue his life-long passion for art and design. As a result of his experience as a therapist, he understands first hand that one of the most important activities in any successful design project is listening closely to the client. The synthesis of his backgrounds influences all of his work, whether he is creating custom furniture or working with a client to achieve an ideal interior environment tailored to their own refined aesthetic.In 2019 Patrick Ryan’s Office received the IFDANY’s Rising Star award for Interior Design.
Rose Hittmeyer is best known as our IFDANY Chapter Administrator but that is only where the story starts. Her first career was in Fashion Design where she specialized in Evening Dresses. After 20 years she moved on to home textiles at two of the largest American mills, West Point Stevens and Dan River Mills designing printed and fabricated Bedding, pillows, blankets and Rugs. When the mill closed her freelance design work led her back to FIT for her Interior Design degree and she’s incorporated all that experience into her interior design Client’s projects. Winner of IFDA EF’s Tony Torrice Professional Development Grant and the Part-Time Student Scholarship, she credits her IFDA membership as an invaluable asset to her successes.She has Co-Chaired IFDA Rising Stars Awards Event since its inception in 2007.
The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 with 11 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.