Tag: architecture

Leaving the #tinyoffice…for an even tinier office

Back to the tiny home office: what meetings look like these days. It's been a month since my personal trainer-husband has been housebound, and 3 weeks since I moved back into the tiny upstairs room that was DSA's original office for 3 years. This is not how I imagined that the month of April would … Continue reading Leaving the #tinyoffice…for an even tinier office

Happy birthday to us!

7 We're 7!  Or, more accurately (since we're on vacation in Germany), Wir sind 7 Jahre alt!  Hard to believe that it's been that long. What a ride 🙂 Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany I have to say,  this is a great way to celebrate 7 years of self-employment.  Time away from work - especially when you are "It" for … Continue reading Happy birthday to us!

Happy 5th birthday!

Design Synergies is celebrating its 5th birthday this month!  The 5-year mark is a big milestone for us, as it is for a lot of small businesses.  In 2012, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported - based on research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics - that about 2/3 of small businesses make it to the 2-year … Continue reading Happy 5th birthday!

The bulldozer effect

My beautiful and historic hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland is perched on the far eastern shore of Canada, on the edge of the North Atlantic.  Its history goes back well over 500 years to the earliest explorers from Europe, and the summer fishermen who came from Britain.  It is a long and proud history that … Continue reading The bulldozer effect

Lessons learned, and learned again

I met a former client at a social event last year, and he introduced me as "his Designer" who had worked on his store, "...but actually I designed it.  She just helped". About a year after finishing that project, along came another client with very definite ideas and his very own 3D model.  The General Contractor balked at anything … Continue reading Lessons learned, and learned again