Name: Paige Tisdale
Company/Position/Years?: Business Developer for Dennis’ 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 I’ve got plants in mind and suggest them to the client to see which they prefer. I also love to get the overall ‘vibes’ 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 “There is no growth in the comfort zone.”
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 that’s going on! I love enjoying our city.