It’s Design Pool’s Third Birthday!Kristin Crane
It’s hard to believe it, but January marks Design Pool’s third birthday!
As we look back on the past three years we are feeling proud of all we have accomplished. Especially when we factor in the surprise wrench thrown into our plans (and everyone else’s on the planet) back in March 2020. But, we’ve rolled with it from 2019 – 2021. We adjusted where we had to, pivoted where we could, and learned to take things as they come and try to enjoy the ride. That’s easier said than done somedays, but we’re going to keep doing it in 2022.
In honor of Design Pool’s third birthday, we’re looking back at some of our favorite first moments from the past 3 years.
Our 10 favorite firsts!
First Design Uploaded
January 15, 2019
Geometric Overlaying Circles (P292) was the first design we loaded up onto our new site.
First Blog Post
January 31, 2019
Our first blog post about digitally printed glass by Vistamatic was published.
First Instagram Post
March 26, 2019
We posted our first image to Instagram.
First Designer Interview
April 3, 2019
The first designer we interviewed for the blog, Maine architect Paul Lewandowski, was published. (Should we do more designer interviews? Let us know in the comments!)
First Press Feature
Our first piece of press was a small feature in Furniture Lighting & Decor.
January 2, 2020
Kristin Crane started working for Design Pool full-time on marketing and PR.
June 27, 2020
We worked with photographer Brittanny Taylor on our first photoshoot.
First Online Shop
December 1, 2020
In our first big pivot, we launched Domanda Design to bring Design Pool patterns directly to consumers.
First Trade Show
October 4, 2021
2020 trade show plans all went out the window, but our first one finally happened at NeoCon in Chicago.
October 4, 2021
What a thrill it was to win a HiP Award from Interior Design Magazine and a #MetropolisLikes from Metropolis Magazine at NeoCon 2021.
Running a business has its up days and its down days. Thinking about these important firsts, help us keep focused on moving forward. Hopefully, there will be even more fun firsts in 2022! Thanks so much to all of you for following along and to our partners and customers for joining us on this ride!