Katie Wick: My Path in Interior Design; My Choice to Be an Employee.
Today With Katie Wick:
Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. What would you think if I said that you could be a successful interior designer working as an employee? For some, you may think, nah. For others, you may be thinking tell me more!
My guest today, Katie Wick, interior designer at Jkath Design Build + Reinvent is here to debunk the unspoken stigma that if you are an interior designer and you don’t own your own business, then you won’t be successful. Listen in to learn all of the perks and benefits to working for an interior design company.
Pick It Apart
[2:30] We kick the conversation off with the benefits of working as an interior design employee.
[8:45] Katie’s specific role and day to day duties at Jkath Design Build + Reinvent.
[17:04] Katie explains how she configures her social media while doing design for Jkath.
[25:47] Additional ways that Katie and Jesse support Katie as an employee.
[44:05] Katie explains her opinion of the stigma attached to designers who don’t want to necessarily start their own firm.
LuAnn Nigara and Katie Wick’s Ah-Ha Moments
“Working within a firm with established systems and vendors contributes to a designer’s delivery and experience with high level design.” – LuAnn Nigara
“There has to be a willingness from both the employee and employer to have the hard conversations and proper communication.” – LuAnn Nigara
“They’ve been so generous to me and have created a great culture at Jkath. I would never do anything to cause any suffering in the business. And although it is their business, it is my reputation as well.” – Katie Wick
More About Katie Wick
Katie Wick is an interior designer at Jkath Design Build + Reinvent in the Twin Cities. Katie’s design ethos is thoughtful, inviting, and sustainable designs. Each design reinvents homes to optimize how a family functions in their space, an environment that emulates comfort and pride to welcome families and friends to gather, and craftsmanship that will sustain past current design trends. Katie specializes in residential renovations including kitchens, bathrooms, and whole house renovations with custom cabinetry design. A homebody at heart, Katie soaks in time with her son and husband at home, playing, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.
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