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"We used to look at 50 candidates to hire one. Thanks to DMC, we now look at only three or four. They’ve done an excellent job of weeding out the unqualified applicants." -Jason Lynn, The Decorators Unlimited

We are
Design Management Company.

We have over 20 years of networking, resources and experience in the interior design, architecture, construction and home furnishings industry, so we understand your business, and your hiring needs.

 

We have a proven track record of recruiting and placing top professionals for the following positions:

  • Interior Designers
  • Architects
  • Interior Design and Architecture Office Staff
  • Showroom Sales Staff
  • Outside Sales Representatives
  • Project Managers
  • Management Executives

 

We guarantee we’ll help you avoid the unnecessary cost of a wrong hire.

 

Download the PDF version of DMC’s White Paper on The Need for Recruiting Talent Now.

Your Business is Only as Good as the People you Hire

At DMC, we specialize in helping interior design and architecture firms, showrooms and manufacturers find the best people to work for them.

 

How do we do it?

 

 

Most recruiters are generalists. They fill jobs across the entire spectrum.

 

DMC is a specialty placement agency that focuses exclusively on the A&D industry. While most recruiters match resumes to job descriptions, we match people to positions.

 

We have the focus, expertise and the resources to find the candidate that is just right for you, so you can concentrate on what you do best—running your firm.

 

We charge 25% of the candidate’s annual compensation package for our services, and are paid:

  • – 1/3 of our estimated fee to begin,
  • – 1/3 in thirty days
  • – and the balance upon acceptance of a candidate.

 

We insure all of our placed searches for one year.

Expertise

Evaluate
We meet with you one-on-one to get to know your business and evaluate your current and future staffing needs, as well as your compensation structure, by providing an onsite interview of your existing management and team members. We minimize the possibility of a wrong hire, by taking the guesswork and the risk out of the hiring process, so that you are assured of getting the best available candidate based on their experience, talent, skills and fit for your firm.

Search
We place advertisements across an array of platforms, tap into our own vast network of design professionals, and manage the entire confidential search and screening of candidates. We provide you our full support during the interview and hiring process.

Screen
We closely examine resumes, portfolios, and other skill sets; and interview the best candidates and fully screen and test them, conducting employment, reference and background checks, and all documentation needed to hire, whether full-time or 1099 contractor. Once you have selected someone, we can assist you with the writing and presentation an offer letter and employment agreement.

Consult
Often times, we can advise on other personnel matters that are affecting your business including:

Team Structures

Compensation Programs

Talent Retention

Succession Planning

Some happy clients

"It was certainly the most fun I've had on an interview in a long time!"
"Lloyd’s recruiting has enabled me to hire the best talent in the interior design industry across the board. His coaching and advice on that front, and overall, has been indispensable in helping me grow my business. "
Meg Lonergan, Meg Lonergan Interiors
"Lloyd, Thank you for meeting me in Chicago and helping me to again refocus on my short term goals. The exercise of updating my resume brought clarity for me! We sometimes touch people’s lives and change is given birth. Your conversation has given me food for thought, a new perspective and new direction to continue serving others, just maybe not exclusively with interior design! Thank you for kindling new inspiration!"
Joan Scheib, Joan Scheib Interiors
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am still going strong, age 70… and busier than I could have ever imagined with amazing jobs. You are my GURU…. You are the reason I make $$. You are the reason I hold my ground with tough clients. Years ago I spent maybe $500-$1000 with a consultation and it was by far the best $$ I ever spent."
Jane Frankel, Julie Frankel Interiors
"Lloyd is an extraordinary professional with great integrity, an amazing wealth of knowledge and great insights about the interior design industry. He is energetic, candid, thorough, straightforward, smart and very accurate in his assessment and recommendations. I can’t thank him enough for the wonderful advice, ideas, connections and other benefits provided to my company!"
Maria Britto, Interior Designer, Contemporary Art Expert, Entrepreneur
"After working with Lloyd and receiving the decisive marketing plan he created especially for me, my interior design business has definite direction. I find I’m much better equipped to deal with the ups and downs of a volatile economy with this valuable road map."
Shiree Hanson, Segerstrom Shiree Segerstrom Interior Design
"Lloyd exemplifies thought leadership in the design industry! I was lucky to have the opportunity to work with Lloyd during his tenure as the Communications Director for the Los Angeles Chapter of ASID and gained a wealth of knowledge around marketing strategy…"
Erik Hansen, Creative Director at Bates Creative Group
"Lloyd is the person you hire when you need to grow your business. He is bright, creative, and understands the A&D industry like no other. I am privileged to work with him especially when he helps promote Interior Design Magazine’s events. He should be cloned!"
Regina Freedman M.S.Ed, CPC, Founder, Shiftshape Coaching
"I have yet to meet anyone in my professional experience, as focused as Lloyd Princeton when it come to connecting the right people with one another to make a significant impact by his introductions. He is genuinely concerned and generous with his colleagues and fellow human beings. Meticulous, thorough, and detailed, on any project, and is always ready and loaded with collaborative idea no matter what the project is. I look forward to further collaborations and project that include Lloyd as a member of our team."
Emad Ghobrial, Founder and CEO, Preferred Group, Inc.
"Lloyd is the best matchmaker for anyone who needs to hire an interior designer, architect, or landscape professional, for any kind of project, anywhere in the world!"
Vlada Von Shats, Owner at VVS Restaurant Business Consulting , LLC
"I wanted to thank you for a very honest conversation. Your insight and directness enabled me to push myself out of the box, make some decisions and obtain my current position."
Tom Stack, Architect, New York

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