We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & COLOR-HAPPY designer
Here at Circaphiles we like to surround ourselves with inspiring friends, and Liz Caan certainly falls into that category. Founder of Liz Caan & Co., based in Newton, Massachusetts, Liz is a Circaphiles ambassador we are especially proud to have help lead our members. Known for layering pattern, color and texture, her designs are full of personality. Today, she is unlocking the door and giving us a peek inside of how she started her firm, what she wishes she knew then and more. Read on…
1. What did you wish you knew when you started your design firm?
I wish I knew a lot of things but I really wish I knew how much business management, business development, project management, and operational processes and procedures we would need to not only develop but also refine, change and continue to refine and change as we grew. Every year we find ways to do things better and more efficiently which is just as enjoyable as the design aspect. …it’s just a different part of your brain. While I love designing, it only accounts for a small percentage of my time. A lot of my time is spent problem-solving, teaching and mentoring staff and interfacing with clients. . .