Design & Creative

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.

Arthur Stephens lives to write about all types of commercial graphics printing, from traditional store signage and neon to modern LED technology and vehicle wraps. He has been awarded numerous grants to study the emergence of the modern consumer marketing model from the perspective of local and regional business advertising. 

Each year, in addition to Pantone, I also see what popular paint companies are choosing for their Color of the Year picks, let's take a look.

Currently, hotels are undergoing a shift. They are redesigning their spaces to appeal to the digital nomad and the traveler who is moving away from the Airbnb experience. Hotels are trying to meet this decline by offering amenities such as on-site coworking spaces, small kitchens, and multi-use areas.

When I wasn’t presenting, I enjoyed walking the exhibition hall and seeing what’s new in the world of wide-format printing. I came home so energized to see all the possibilities within the world of digital printing.

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