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Hope and Healing through Purposeful Living

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Here at Carson Design, we provide many opportunities for our employees to get involved with serving in our community. There is a profound belief that we can make a difference in our world when serving together. We have team members who have been well connected with organizations for some time, and in other instances, we

Carson Design Associates Book Club: On the Edge

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The Carson Design team finished reading On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments for our most recent business book club. On the Edge is an engaging leadership guide by Alison Levine, in which she proposes that the leadership principles she learned on her various personal expeditions — from the South

How Design of Your Meeting Space Impacts Social Dynamics, A Personal Story

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Here at Carson Design Associates, we host a quarterly all-staff meeting in which we invite our entire team to meet in the same room at the same time – both in-house and remote employees — and engage together as a team. We use these quarterly team meetings as our avenue for transparency as a company,

5 Ways to Create an Instagram Friendly Office Space

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

As interior designers and architects, we constantly think about balancing creativity with workplace productivity. And recently, we had the idea of incorporating a corner of the office for business promotion on Instagram in a fun and approachable way for both employees and visitors. We see these backdrops in Indy all the time on social media —

Mentoring the Next Generation of Carson Designers

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Curiosity stands as one of the core values at Carson Design. To us, it’s the endless desire to know and learn more; to always be asking questions and determining if there is a “better way.” And it’s something we encourage our staff to live out. Two of our interior designers — Hilary Jensen and Cynthia

Our Reading List for 2018

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

It’s our annual goal to take on reading that galvanizes us in our designs. As we settle into 2018, we’re focusing in on two titles. We believe they can motivate your team and inspire your work as well – feel free to read along with us! Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done In this

Carson Design Takes a Look at the Future of Sustainability With Shaw Contract

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Earlier this month, a small group of Carson Design Associates team members traveled down to Dalton, Georgia to visit Shaw Contract, a global brand of Shaw Industries specializing in floor coverings. Following is what three of those staff members — Abbey Kochert, Andrea Cole and Cynthia Rumas — discovered after touring the mill and meeting

Preparing the Future of Interior Design

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

(Pictured From Right: Julie Berry, Kelly Lea, and Stacy Kennelly) We all want to feel loved and noticed in this world. We want to know that who we are and what we do really matters. We want personal attention from someone else. Regardless of our age or stage, we all want some form of a

Carson Design Associates Book Review: StrengthsFinder 2.0

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

“You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a whole lot more of who you already are.” — Tom Rath In our most recent Business Book Club, we explored StrengthsFinder 2.0, written by Tom Rath—the former head of research and consulting for employee engagement at Gallup where he wrote eight

Creating Office Space for the Working Mom: An Interview With Alison McCully

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

In April 2017, Alison McCully entered the Carson Design Indianapolis office for the first time as a mother—12 weeks after the birth of her son, Myles. It was a familiar territory, but an unfamiliar role. Whereas she used to work 40-50 hours a week and manage all the nuances of client communications, she now works