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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

An Encouraging Look at the Indianapolis Real Estate Market

AUTHOR: Julie Berry   POST DATE:

In February, Cushman & Wakefield — a leading commercial real estate services firm in Indianapolis and around the world — held its 2017 State of Real Estate event, providing property owners, occupiers, and investors a look back at the previous year and a glance into the future. My colleague, Leah Stanton, and I attended with

Designing a Better Community: Being the Hands and Feet at Midwest Food Bank for a Day

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

For the past three years, the Carson Design Associates team has tried to embrace this season of giving by volunteering at the Midwest Food Bank. And this past November, we were grateful to again leave the office for several hours and lend a hand in tangible ways at the food pantry’s downtown Indianapolis location. Founded

Carson Design Associates Turns 25: A Conversation With Jack Carson + Julie Berry

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

The year was 1991. George Herbert Walker Bush was in the third year of his presidency. Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls won the first of their six NBA Championships in July. Nirvana released Nevermind—an eventual gold and platinum album. In that same year, Jack Carson founded Carson Design Associates in Indianapolis. Over the next quarter century, he and

Carson Design Associates Book Review: Creativity Inc.

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

“For thirteen years we had a table in the large conference room at Pixar that we call West One. Though it was beautiful, I grew to hate this table. It was long and skinny, like one of those things you’d see in a comedy sketch about an old wealthy couple that sits down for dinner—­one