Patti Johnson, CID,IDS,DSID
I chose this career path because
I knew even as a little girl that I would be an interior designer. I've been in this field for over thirty years. I started working in furniture stores and working with drapery and now have had my own business in Ohio for twelve years.
I prepared for this career by
I prepared for this by getting my certificate for interior design as well as being a DSID member.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
In my industry, the public and clients expect a woman. I do believe that men in the industry are compensated at a higher level.
My greatest strength(s)
The transformation that I provide is most appreciated by the client. I do interior design as well as complete home renovations. I take out walls and change the structure. I can always walk in to a home that needs renovations and see the potential. I can visualize the changes that are necessary and I have the clients trust which is most important.
My greatest accomplishment to date
I love the accolades that I receive from my industry. My greatest accomplishment though is my family. My children have grown to be great adults with so much wisdom. They are wonderful parents to my grandchildren. Nothing surpasses that.
My personal/professional goals
My short term goal is to grow my business. I also am getting involved in product design which is very new and exciting. In ten years I'd like to retire, travel and live comfortably in my dream home on my dream property.
What/Who has inspired me the most
I am inspired by my inner desire and passion for my business, which I love.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I most want to be remembered for being an encouragement to others. To be thought of as uplifting, humble and a positive force to others.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
I participate in The Wine County Historical Society and Main Street USA as well as the local outreach programs like Feed the Homeless.
I have received the following Honors/Awards/Scholarships
I was named Top 200 Most Influential People in the Home Design Industry as well as in 2015 Official Style Spotter for High Point Market. There only eight people that receive this countrywide.
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy spending time with my four grandchildren, traveling, golfing, gardening and fine dining.