Sales and Business Development Specialists for the Design Industry
MARLABAKER.CA provides sales, consulting and business development services
for the Design Industry.
Founder Marla Baker, is a recognized Design Community Advocate and known as a matchmaker in the industry connecting Architects and Designers with the brands, services, events and seminars that are meaningful to them.
MARLABAKER.CA produces results for the companies they represent while supporting and understanding the needs of the Design Community.
Do you want to increase your brand awareness + company exposure?
Contact Marla today!
SHOWS + PUBLICATIONS
DON'T MISS !
MARLABAKER.CA and our clients at these invaluable
Design Industry events:
JANUARY 18-21, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Friday, Jan 19th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In room 201 C-D
F08: Be the Expert — Run Projects with Confidence
Join Business of Design® Advocate in Chief, Kimberley Seldon, for Be the Expert. Confidence in your expertise is the first step in creating the successful interior design business you deserve and desire. By building confidence, you’ll be able to honor your value, charge appropriate fees and generate profit year after year. From the position of expert, you can confidently offer your talents and skills to the clients you serve, and earn a robust living.
With introduction and Q&A by Marla Baker.
Note: This session has been submitted for OAA and IDCEC accreditation.
*1.0 IDCEC CEU Credit*
Toronto International Design Centre
6900 Airport Road * Mississauga, Ontario
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Multi-Channel Strategies to Transform your Design Business
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Free TIDC Showroom Tour
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Panel
5:30pm - 7:00pm: Holiday Reception
In today's economy, ongoing business transformation has become a necessity. Join our panel of industry trailblazers who have successfully added new revenue streams to their design businesses. Learn the secrets of how these designers expanded their firms into the retail, commercial, and hospitality channels.
Michelle Mawby, NCIDQ, ARIDO, BCIN - Founder of Lucid Interior Design and Principal at Georgian Design Build
Eric McClelland, NCIDQ, ARIDO - Principal Designer at Fleur-de-lis Interior Design
Erika Floysvik, Founder & Managing Principal at FIA Interiors & Architecture
High Point Market
April 22 -26, 2023
It’s Payday with Kimberley Seldon
April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this seminar, you will learn: the benefits of paying yourself first; a disciplined approach to the financial health of your business; a plan to break the 6-figure salary barrier; and more!
Inspiration abounds every spring and fall as High Point Market comes alive with showroom after showroom of meticulous design, more educational opportunities than several conferences combined, endless networking opportunities, and the resources you need to move your business forward.
March 27, 2023
How to Utilize PR and Influencer
with Jennifer Singh of
Jennifer will teach you the four steps to become a media go-to expert.
Learn how to land television, radio and print media exposure with confidence, then leverage those appearances across your platforms and partnerships! Master the art of the pitch by discovering what media outlets want, who you should pitch to, and how to pitch your business effectively. This interactive workshop will include opportunities for attendees to dive deeper into their company's purpose and learn how to leverage their unique perspective!
WHEN | Monday, March 27th @ 1pm to 2pm
WHERE | Toronto International Design Centre - 6900 Airport Road
Feb 16 to Feb 26, 2023
Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
January 31, 2023 - February 2, 2023
A discussion with Kimberley Seldon of Business of Design™ and
Laura Kohler, Chief Sustainability & DEI Officer. Don't miss this amazing conversation.
Tuesday, January 31
@ KOHLER booth.
KBIS 2023 is back and bigger than ever! Three of the leading trade shows will take place at the same time – NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the National Hardware Show® (NHS), at Design & Construction Week®. Discover innovative new products, explore fresh design solutions and connect face to face January 31-February 2, 2023 in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Market
January 29, 2023 - February 2, 2023
No more Negotiating.
Own your authority, protect your value and satisfy your clients.
Don't Miss this valuable seminar with Kimberley Seldon of Business of Design™
WHEN | Monday, January 30th @ 11am PST
WHERE | LVDC Seminar Room in Building A, A240
Las Vegas Market offers buyers, designers and exhibitors an efficient, effective and compelling market experience. Las Vegas Market offers buyers, designers and exhibitors an efficient, effective and compelling market experience. Located on a world-class, state-of-the-art campus, LVMKT provides thousands of cross-category furniture, gift and home decor resources, as well as access to quality accommodations,
January 19-22, 2023
Metro Convention Centre, South Bld.
FALLING IN LOVE WITH INDUSTRIAL WASTE -
Speakers: Monty Stauffer of Kohler WasteLab & Kimberley Seldon of Business of Design™, Q&A by Marla Baker of MARLABAKER.ca
During this presentation, participants will learn about the history, vision and mission of WasteLAB, including how circular economy principles are shaping product development and processes.
IT'S PAYDAY! with KIMBERLEY SELDON
Speaker: Kimberley Seldon of Business of Design™, Q&A by Marla Baker of MARLABAKER.ca
In this seminar you will learn the benefits of paying yourself first, a disciplined approach to the financial health of your business and a plan to break the 6-figure salary barrier.
IDS Vancouver -
IDS Vancouver - Igniting innovation and celebrating design tradition.
For 2022 , return to in -person event at the Vancouver Convention Center.
Exploring the theme of New Futures: new ideas, new solutions & new expression - presented by Miele.
What's New What's Next 2022
Sept 14, 2022
Fourteenth annual What’s New What’s Next, a showcase of new ideas, design, materials, and products held at the New York Design Centre. This year’s WNWN will once again unite the industry and celebrate the very best in design.
Take Flight: Thriving as a Small Design Business
Join us at this informative WNWN panel discussion! Moderated by Helene Oberman, managing director of Interior Design Magazine and a super talented group of panelists including Kimberley Seldon, Sarah Von Dreele, Kate Blairstone, Tina Ramchandani and Peter Spalding. Discussion will be held at the LAPERE showroom, September 14 @ 4pm.
200 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10016
May 11 - 13 , 2022
This years 2022 OAA Conference is in-person at Toronto’s Beanfield Centre to showcase creative ideas and sustainable projects that explore architectural thinking applied to the climate crisis.
Members of Ontario’s architecture profession attend this yearly conference to help fulfil their continuing education requirements with 19.5 hours of continuing education seminars and events available! It also serves as a networking opportunity to connect with colleagues and leaders in the design community.