Kristen Dettoni

Kristen Dettoni

Kristen Dettoni is the founder and CEO of Design Pool LLC, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers. Since 1996, Kristen has worked for mills throughout North America, designing fabrics for automobiles, furniture, and home furnishings. She developed the first sustainable upholstery fabric for office interiors, the first sustainable upholstery fabric for automotive interiors, and was awarded a patent for automotive suspension seating. Kristen believes strongly in the power of good design to transform our environments and experiences.

How to Read Your Client’s Mind

It can be hard making clients happy and even more difficult when certain factors, such as design, can be subjective. Here are some tips that will help you better communicate with your clients and better understand what they want.

Fostering a Creative Environment For Your Print Shop

If a design staff is new to your print shop, you will need to create an environment within your company that supports good, creative work. That might look different than what you're used to, but fostering a creative environment can benefit a company that reaches far beyond the walls of the design studio.

A Guide to Hiring the Right Designer for Your Print Shop

If having an in-house design staff is new to your print shop, know that hiring for a creative position is different than hiring for other types of positions. Not sure where to start? Here are tips on how to hire the right designer for your business.  

The Main Themes Surrounding Pantone's Color of the Year Picks

It’s that time of year again when Pantone and many big paint companies pick their color of the year. These picks are always fascinating snapshots. Why does this matter? Because these colors inevitably impact what colors will be trending in the upcoming year across industries.

Tips to Better Manage Color Management

The key to managing color management is open communication between the printer & the designer, and a sample for a designer to approve.