Do Not Let Us Design: Taylor Dieterich & Yashlie Negron
Welcome to today’s show! We have Taylor Dietrich and Yashlie Negron with us and they are the co-founders a firm that works both in real locations and virtually, called Do Not Let Us Design. And that’s a catchy name that really piques your interest, right? On the show today Taylor and Yashlie discuss their interesting journey in the industry, starting out as interns, being promoted and eventually graduating into project managers and junior designers. They have come up with a very interesting concept, so listen in today to find out more.
DNLUD as a name comes from the misconception of misjudging someone who might look too young or easygoing. Taylor and Yashlie have embraced any negative connotations and turned these to their advantage while striving to produce really unique and stunning interiors.
Yashlie grew up around construction zones and witnessing places transform before her eyes instilled in her a desire to create a similar kind of magic. She graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design. Since graduating, she has worked with various design firms.
Taylor, inspired by travel and all things foreign, became inspired to contribute to the arts through interiors after spending a semester in Florence. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in the Textile, Merchandising, and Design program, she quickly jumped into the trade. She specializes in project management.
Listen in to find out what these two really savvy ladies have to share on the show today.
- How DNLUD concept came about and why they decided to do it.
- How they started their own company while still working part-time for another firm.
- The kind of confidence they had, starting out.
- Their process of legitimizing their brand.
- The kind of legal assistance they used for their business.
- Some of the things that Yashlie and Taylor do to assist designers.
- The close attention that they pay to the details.
- The way that they really have their systems locked down.
- How they go about managing their projects.
- Their way of being transparent with their processes, in real time.
- The really organized process that they use with their clients.
- The fees that they charge and the way that they get paid.
- How they create a visual package for their clients.
- How they understand the design holistically.
- The way that they protect their clients’ confidentiality.
Yashie and Taylor’s website: http://www.dnlud.com
Email Yashlie and Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yashlie and Tayor on Instagram: dnlud
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