Donovan Lord’s Interior Design Business is Booming in Dallas
Donovan Lord is thriving in Dallas, Texas with his own interior design firm. Even though he
graduated fairly recently in 2006, Donovan has found a way to build up a business that looks like
it has been around for years. With a solid clientele (he has had more than 10 clients in the
past year) and myriad interesting projects, Donovan Lord Designs is becoming a staple of interior
design in Dallas.
Donovan’s most recent projects have included an upscale day spa, a large mansion, a high-rise
penthouse, and a restaurant. “I seem to always have at least 3 projects going at once!” says
Donovan, who is becoming a highly sought-after designer for both residential and commercial
clients. Although much of his work to date has been in residential projects, he is quickly
expanding into more commercial and hospitality design projects.
Donovan’s versatility in the design business was helped greatly, he says, by going to the
Academy of Art University. The Academy’s diverse programs helped Donovan immerse himself in a
wider art community; indeed, Donovan is the perfect example of an interior designer with a honed
eye for fine art. While at the Academy, Donovan took advantage of the school’s business
courses in the Liberal Arts department, which he says helped him when starting his own business.
The future certainly looks bright for Donovan Lord Designs; Donovan is sitting for the NCIDQ
exam in 2008, and he is also being considered as a Design Star on HGTV.