Name: Paige Tisdale
Company/Position/Years?: Business Developer for Dennisâ€™ 7 Dees for 3 years
IIDA member since: 2021
Why are you a member of IIDA?
I am a member of IIDA because it allows me to connect with the design industry in a more casual and intimate way. I have learned so much about the industry just from attending IIDA events and it has been invaluable in working with designers on projects.
What is your favorite IIDA event?
I think my favorite event has to be the Design Excellence Awards Dinner in October.
Tell us a bit about your creative process:
I love to see a space to know what kind of texture and form the plants need to be to compliment the existing design. Light is also super important in picking the right species for a spot. Based on those two factors Iâ€™ve got plants in mind and suggest them to the client to see which they prefer. I also love to get the overall â€˜vibesâ€™ from the client as well. Do they like uniform and clean or would they like to see a lush green jungle or something in between?? It has been so fun to show others the possibilities with indoor plants.
What is your favorite space designed in Portland?
I think my Favorite space right now has to be the Galleria. It was a fun plant project to work on, not to mention all of the gold and vintage details are just stunning.
What is your personal mantra?
My Personal mantra is â€œThere is no growth in the comfort zone.â€
On a typical Saturday, where can we find you?
For sure Bruch to kick off the weekend, and then finding a community event or festival thatâ€™s going on! I love enjoying our city.