K&B - Q&A How Professional Designers Get Things Done - Designers Show #46Apr 05, 2021
Do you ever wonder how seasoned professional designers run their business? Join Us with our guest Robin Fisher, CMKBD, CLIPPS, CAPS, and discuss how a professional designer runs her business.
Robin will be a featured contributor at Chief Experts Academy, and we're looking forward to working with her as she shares a few tidbits of knowledge that she has gained in her 30+ years in the industry.
Robin will be sharing information about:
- Builder Funnel Academy Video 00:01
- Introduction with Robin Fisher 04:23
- Building a solid working relationship with contractors 15:35
- Don't let CAD leave you undercharging for your services 25:44
- Dan's Free Handout: 15 Reasons You Can Charge More 50:38
- Ask Your Clients LOTS of Questions 51:40
- Designers help minimize the overwhelm of projects 56:15
- Certifications Robin Recommends 57:51
- Builder Funnel Academy 59:46
- Dan's Upcoming Classes 1:00:12
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Meet Robin Rigby Fisher CMKBD, CLIPPS, CAPS
Robin R. Fisher is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD), Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPPS), and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). She is a speaker and educator with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Her award-winning designs are featured in multiple local, national trade, and consumer magazines. In Robin's 30 plus years in the industry, she has been a founding partner of both a Portland design/build remodeling firm and an independent residential design firm. Her true love is creating designs that fit the way you live today tomorrow and lives by the mantra that "bad design should be illegal."
A passion and dedication to the industry have lead Robin to dedicate much of her time to educating current and future designers. As an advocate of sustainable design, Robin has co-authored "Sustainable Design for the Kitchen and Bath Designer," an integral part of the Professional Resource Library for the NKBA.
In 2017 she was selected as a TOP 50 INNOVATOR by KBDN in their inaugural class.
She currently sits on the NKBA committee, charged with updating the NKBA Kitchen and Bath Guidelines.
Since 2003, Robin has taught the kitchen and bath design certificate's cornerstone classes at Portland Community College. Besides teaching Kitchen & Bath Design 1 and 2, she also teaches Chief Architect and the Living in Place Studio courses.
Passionate about everything she does, Robin loves to cook and entertain, planning elaborate multi-course meals for special occasions.
She is an avid cyclist, often riding her bike to work and doing multiple 100-mile rides each summer. Robin lives with her amazing 19-year-old son, her patient husband, one cat, and two dogs in Portland, Oregon.