Published since 2000
with interviews, products, and articles appearing in over 25 publications
in the retail industry and home decor / lifestyle market,

Gift Shop Magazine . GiftBeat . Booksellers News . Western Show News
Puget Sound Business Journal & Associates
Country Business Magazine & Website - now Smart Retailer
OneCoast Retailer Website - now Snap!Retail
Yarn Market News Magazine . Supplier Global Resource
Gift + Home Channel Website . Retail Design + Technology
Entrepreneur Magazine . design*sponge BizLadies Series

Somerset Life Magazine . Where Women Create Magazine
Folk Magazine .  Romantic Homes Magazine . Vintage Indie Magazine
Creating Vintage Charm Magazine . Broadway+Thresher Magazine

Writing + Speaking Topics

Retail Visual Merchandising + Display
Retail Store, Show booth and Show room Design + Visual Concept
Women Entrepreneurs + Small Businesses
Creative Space Design

Seasonal Decorating for the DIY Audience
Vintage/Antique Shows + Events

Disneyland Tips, Trivia, and History

Read my work in the following publications:
Entrepreneur Magazine

Where Women Create Magazine (print)
Gift Shop Magazine
Display Inspirations pgs. 162 - 167

Gift Shop Magazine
Small Store Success pgs. 120 - 124

Disney Darlings Blog
Survive the Crowds in Hidden Quiet Spots at Disneyland

Country Business Magazine
[now Smart Retailer]

[formerly OneCoast Retailer]

Country Business Magazine 3-Part Display Challenge

view blog posts about published articles here

I was a decor contributor to the HGTV Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Season Two, Dore Family project in Kingston, Washington site

my take on retail visual design:

"The thing is, retail design is driven by psychology. It is by manipulating space, visuals, lighting, sound, smell, and mood that we influence customers to enter, stay, browse, buy, and return. It is an endless exercise in change, endurance, growth, education, and imagination that enables retailers to stay on top of their game and at the forefront of their customer's minds. Yes, what you sell IS important - but even the very best merchandise won't sell at full price if it's presented in torn boxes on dirty shelves in a store that is too crowded to turn around in. Visual impact is a huge part of business, and utilizing the principles that have been proven to work can help you build a better business." ~ DWK