When Houzz first began their website, I was so honored to be a contributor, creating idea books and content for all who found their way to their inspiring online resource. As time moved on and my business grew, my role with Houzz changed. While I no longer had time to put together the idea books, I was able to contribute as a resource and designer sounding board to the owners.
One of my favorite meetings with the owners was over dinner in Palo Alto with several other designers from around the country. We shared food, wine and their vision for the powerhouse that Houzz soon came to be. I watched their editorial team grow from a single room office to a group of 20, to a large second story floor with several creative areas throughout.
Over the years I have enjoyed creating videos for the Houzz website and to being the recipient of many Houzz client referrals and design awards that grew our business at Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. Over the years our team understood that a phone call or email from a Houzz user meant a qualified client who knew how to work with a designer. Those relationships happily turned into over 60 5-star reviews for our company.
So when I was at the San Francisco Design Center attending an event last week, I was not only flattered but enthusiastic when asked to join the Houzz Pro Advisory Board. As a valued member of the Houzz professional community and a part of the Advisory Board, I now have an opportunity to help shape the Houzz platform, products, and research while getting early access to new features and receive invites to exclusive Advisory Board events. I look forward to providing information through their focus groups, surveys and to test drive features of the site and app prior to their launch.
So look for more growth on the Houzz platform and to more insights from me as we take our design relationship to the next level through collaboration and education.