A typical day involved receiving many phone calls re our projects, membership, available events and potential clients needing a designer or determining how they should work with a designer. Also included in outgoing calls was contacting many of our industry partners for sponsorship and support.
I learned a great deal over the years about interior design, what clients were seeking and how best to do the best job.
Since designers were inherently artistic and less business oriented management was left to me which is why we worked so well together having different skills.
The workplace culture was one of respect for each others responsibilities. I was the sole person being paid to work for the organization and was governed by an eight member board of directors.
The hardest part of the job was raising funds that were needed and justifying why one should participate and how they would benefit from being involved.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the entire job. It was very interesting because of the imagination of the members and what they wanted to achieve, where and when, as well as being exposed to the creativity. I never expected to leave but the building in which our office was located was sold and the chapter dissolved in that format.