What do you do at Lori Weitzner Design?
I wear many hats in the studio, but my main role is managing all the fabric developments. This means that I develop surface designs, meet with mills from all over the world, and correspond with them to develop quality samples and color blankets. Once the development process is complete, we go through the launch process, which means gathering all the specifications for each item, working with the operations team to manage production and sampling, working with the marketing department to develop sales tools, and finally, helping to train our sales reps so they can confidently bring our collections to market. We launch two collections a year, so there’s never a dull moment.
What did you go to school for?
Textile Design at Rhode Island School Design
How did you get started at Lori Weitzner Design?
My path to this job was a little bumpy. I was laid off in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, but colleagues from my old job connected me with Lori. I was incredibly fortunate to land where I did when I did.