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For more than 20 years – yes, 23 to be exact, I’ve been in and around the interior design business. From owning my own retail home decor store with a design firm to producing showcase houses for some of the most prominent brands in the world, I’ve checked a lot off my bucket list. Yet, I had one thing that I’ve always wanted to do. Give back to the design community!!! Heck, one day I may need someone to design for me!!! So, to pay it forward and ensure tomorrow’s interior designers have some of the same opportunities I was privileged enough to have, I started Design Rockstar!!! Ready to learn how to profit in your interior design business or learn how to become an interior designer?
PLEASE NOTE: I’M NOT SELLING YOU A SUBSCRIPTION, SERVICES, OR ANYTHING ELSE! That’s mostly because I can’t stand being “sold” something half way through a website. Thanks to some great sponsors – Design Rockstar is COMPLETELY COMPLIMENTARY! So you’re probably wondering…

What is Design Rockstar?

It’s a wealth of complementary (aka. Free) interior design business advice, tools, mentors and education – all sponsored by some of the world’s most successful companies with a wealth of knowledge coming from 300+ interior designers & decorators. Some are my very own mentors!!! They definitely know how to become an interior designer or how to help designers elevate their businesses.
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Who is Design Rockstar for?

Good question! Design Rockstar was originally created for professional interior designers, home stagers, and architects. Since we received so many requests to join from design students, builders, artists, sales professionals, DIYers, and creatives, I have created a second group called Future Design Rockstar is a group for anyone who wants to learn how to start a full time design career. There are lots of visual merchandisers, corporate execs, bankers (like me), retail store managers, accountants, builders, stay at home moms & dads, and people from every walk of life joining the Future Design Rockstar group.
What’s your mo-jo? Are you a professional interior designer or are you interested in learning what it takes to become a designer?
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Who provides Design Rockstar Educational Content?

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Do you know those designers featured in national publications? Or appear on their own HGTV television shows? Or what about those uber successful interior designers who design and build multi-million dollar projects? Well, those people are my friends. They are designers and entrepreneurs that were once “something else”. Weekly I interview at least one multi-million dollar designer – typically we like to go live on Facebook so that you can participate and ask questions as they arise. Sometimes record interviews in private settings and publish them in both the Design Rockstar and Future Design Rockstar groups.
So far we have interviewed the South’s most prominent Fortune 500 CEO interior designers, some of the first HGTV designers and today’s most famous designers including the Property Brothers – Drew & Jonathan Scott.
Whether you’re a professional, seasoned interior designer, architect, home stager, or if you’re a design school student, intern, artist, or creative looking for a career change, there’s content based on levels and it’s all sorted by Units. You can easily assign it to the person on your team to complete or do it yourself. The best part is – we are a question away and there’s an army of seasoned professionals to help you! With the advice, mentorship, and inspiration included in Design Rockstar and Future Design Rockstar group, you’ll be destined for greatness!

What do Design Rockstar & Future Design Rockstar

Here’s just a few of the education highlights #Design Rockstar and #Future Design Rockstar members receive:
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Network With Successful Design Mentors
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Find New Business Tools & Solutions
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Discover Trending Products
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Learn How To Price Services
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Which Services Should You Offer
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Best Tips For Marketing & Advertising
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Social Media How-Tos & Tools
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How To Buy Products Wholesale

Wondering how I become a Designer?

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Beginning in 1995, my artistic mom decided she would take on a 2-room design project that had to be completed in 2 days!!! At the time, she was working as a conceirge planning corporate events. Her client came by way of her “corporate” job so he would expect the design project complete with 900 square feet of paint, 40 single rolls of wallpaper, draperies, bedding, accessories, and furniture to complete on time. I helped her for those two days then returned to my part time job banking. I was commercial drive through teller distributing upwards of $5 million dollars to wealthy customers on a given Friday.
The influence to live life that I loved began! I knew one day I would be counting more than my $500/week paycheck. In 1997, I was fired from the bank! Not because I couldn’t do my job. Not because I wasn’t good at it. My old boss didn’t like that (her once) customers were lining up waiting at my window so she decided she wanted to take a vacation 24 hours before my 18-member extended family and I were due to depart for a dream Orlando Disney vacation.
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Beginning in 1995, my artistic mom decided she would take on a 2-room design project that had to be completed in 2 days!!! At the time, she was working as a conceirge planning corporate events. Her client came by way of her “corporate” job so he would expect the design project complete with 900 square feet of paint, 40 single rolls of wallpaper, draperies, bedding, accessories, and furniture to complete on time. I helped her for those two days then returned to my part time job banking. I was commercial drive through teller distributing upwards of $5 million dollars to wealthy customers on a given Friday.
The influence to live life that I loved began! I knew one day I would be counting more than my $500/week paycheck. In 1997, I was fired from the bank! Not because I couldn’t do my job. Not because I wasn’t good at it. My old boss didn’t like that (her once) customers were lining up waiting at my window so she decided she wanted to take a vacation 24 hours before my 18-member extended family and I were due to depart for a dream Orlando Disney vacation.
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“There is not enough space here to provide an all inclusive recommendation plus all of my accolades about Christi Tasker. In summary, I first hired Christi as an interior designer to decorate my home. Her “personalized creativity” is what stood out the most. Christi took the time to thoroughly understand the style and preferences of my husband and I then presented us with very unique ideas that were executed beautifully. To this day, people walk into our home and Christi’s work is often a conversation starter. Her results are stunning.”

Susan Conley

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“Christi has boundless energy, inspiring ideas and is a credible spokesperson for the retail design industry. She is an advocate for her causes with poise and grace.”

Sharon Davis

Director, ART, (Accessories Resource Team)
Within the course of a couples of years, I became an interior designer, the co-owner or a multi-million retail home decor store completely funded on profits from the design business, CBK rooster lamps, and Trapp Orange Vanilla Candles! And…considering my mom and had failed to realize that Georgia Department of Transportation laws would require $50,000 of our $100,000 decorating & renovation budget to be spent on a 20” thick deceleration lane, I quickly learned how to get a good bang for my buck in the visual department. On top of all of that, my mom and I unintentionally became commercial real estate developers because we forgot to include “him” in the budget too.
Within the course of a couples of years, I became an interior designer, the co-owner or a multi-million retail home decor store completely funded on profits from the design business, CBK rooster lamps, and Trapp Orange Vanilla Candles! And…considering my mom and had failed to realize that Georgia Department of Transportation laws would require $50,000 of our $100,000 decorating & renovation budget to be spent on a 20” thick deceleration lane, I quickly learned how to get a good bang for my buck in the visual department. On top of all of that, my mom and I unintentionally became commercial real estate developers because we forgot to include “him” in the budget too.
Are you scared yet? Or are you just wondering how we survived? Like one of our other Design Rockstar design mentors, we turned chocolate chips into chocolate tinis. Remember those, Ambiance customers?
Fortunately, we have survived along with many others. Now we are here to help you prevent dome of our many mistakes through our stories and those of other designers we know.
Are you ready to hear all about them?
Do you ever walk into a room, hotel, restaurant, dental or doctor’s office and start re-designing it? Sometimes I just have to close my eyes!!! Or I bet you can think of someone right now, who’s already conquered the design industry and you’re wondering what they did to get where they are. Whether it’s a friend, television personality, co-worker or even your current hired interior designer -how did they do it? To this day, I wonder too! Fortunately, I’ve some how been at the right place at the right time and I ASK AND INTERVIEW DESIGNERS WHO ARE MUCH SMARTER THAN I AM!
No I did not I did not spend a dollar on college, I did hire people that invested years in college though! I often wondered what they did learn because I spent a lot of time teaching them the real life School of Hardknocks way. Yes, my continous hiccups could have ended sooner had I known then what I know now. Hind sight is always 20/20 though.
We debated charging for educational content, but collectively we all contribute so that you, The next generation of design business owners are equally as successful as we are. As long as we have awesome sponsors like Decorating Den Interiors designers to support and mentor, we’ll always keep this content free.
Sign up and tell us what you want to learn. Really! We read every one of your applications and develop daily educational learning content, videos, live meet & mentorships with some of the most famous celebrities in the world. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive private mentorship opportunities and better understand how we can personally help you grow your interior design business.
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