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A Well-Designed Business®

In today's world being a talented interior designer isn't enough to ensure that you have a profitable and successful interior design business. Design school doesn't always teach you the critical business skills to be sure your interior design business be everything you imagined it would be! A Well Designed Business is here to fill in the gaps and give you real live business skills from some of the top interior designers. Your host, LuAnn Nigara shares her 35 years of success in the interior design industry, and she finds the most successful guests to share their interior design business best practices.
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Jan 8, 2021

Today with Jessica Delaney

Jessica Delaney is an interior and architectural photographer shooting beauty in the Boston area. She’s also co-founder of a digital interior design showcase, Bijou Magazine. Her magazine is a hub of design beauty and story and an opportunity to see and be seen. Jessica shares how she got started in her business by reaching out to bloggers, designers, and press professionals she met during networking events and everywhere else possible.

Pick It Apart

[19:06] Jessica talks about networking as a photographer

[25:36] Jessica remind us of the value of local press

[32:45] LuAnn and Jessica discuss the purpose of Jessica’s digital platform

[43:44] Jessica reminds us about photography usage rights and compensation

LuAnn and Jessica Delaney's "Ah-Ha" Moments

“Never be embarrassed of where you have to start - just start somewhere.” - Jessica Delaney

“You never know where your next business partner will come from.” - Jessica Delaney

“Things snowball - you never really know where it’s going to lead.” - Jessica Delaney

More about Jessica Delaney

I’m an interiors and architectural photographer, and one-third of BijOU Magazine.  I’m the lady behind the lens most days since I don’t love having my own photo was taken (ironic, I know!). Lover of music (give me Mumford, JayZ, show tunes, Elvis, and all in between), cooking, podcasts + yoga.  

I’ve specialized in interiors + design photography since my first paying client booked me Jan 20, 2013, and has been a dear friend and loyal client since. I’ve photographed the spaces of award-winning designers and believe each space has a personality and story to tell of a life well-lived.  My work has been published in House Beautiful, Elle Decor, New England Home, Domino, Cottages and Bungalows, HGTV Magazine, Design New England, Decor Maine, South Shore Home, Life + Style, The Boston Globe,  and Canada’s The Globe and Mail.

In September of 2018, we launched BijOU Magazine, and since then have been delivering “Small Stories of Big Design”.  We strive to be the digital publication for inspired interiors and lifestyle stories, delivered with wit, substance + style.

When not behind the camera, in front of the computer (or stove) I can be found galavanting in Milton, MA with my three daughters, one husband, and one new pandemic puppy.

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Other Shows Mentioned

  • Charlotte Safavi episode 138
  • Sarah Winchester episode 444
  • David Livingston episode 51
  • Stephen Karlisch episode 369
  • Racquel Langworthy episode 343
  • Mike Van Tassel episode 563

 

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