John Beck Artistic Design

John Beck Artistic Design

5.0
14 years in business

About this pro

"Simplicity of Character is a Natural Result of Profound Thought "

As an Allied Member American Society of Interior Design I highly suggest you look for ASID membership - it guarantees that your designer is more than just a decorator. Continuing education and professional training ensures that I am always current on new products and ideas in design.

I will work closely with you, to define your residential space, or in a commercial space, where it is imperative I work with your architect, builder and contractor to provide the finished look you desire.

Health Safety & the welfare of the client is my first priority & personal goal. I will work to understand your needs and the style that best suits you, your lifestyle - and then design a space that you will love to spend time in every day.

A little bit artist, a little bit engineer -

For more about my work just visit my Website:

http://www.johnbeckartisticdesign.com
I have worked with all types of clients from a variety of religious backgrounds.

My client base background has included Celebrity clientele, Doctors, Rabbi, Furniture mogels......clients that range price point from $800,000 homes to Multi Million dollars.

I tend to interview the clients & project just as much as they might interview me.

We all need to be in sinque to ensure the best product outcome.

( for example) A small "Staging job" 1st project has led me in to a 7yr standing job with a family that ended after doing 4 more homes in Longboat Key FL, another home in Toronto CA, a Law Office in Toronto & then a Condo in the residential tower of the Four Seasons Toronto CA.

So I tend to not turn away a job just because of its size, nor take one because of its size.

I need to look at the clients & the project & see if they & myself will be a good fit.

As anyone respectfull should do.

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Tampa, FL 33614
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I process each job according to the clients needs.

1st I interview the client as they wil do with me.

I review the project to make sure it is something that fits my skills so II know im the best suited for the job & if not I will reffer the client to an ASID Designer I think might be better suited if that applies.

After eviewing the project should both the client & I agree on moving forward I come up with a startigic plan that works out for each individual project.

Each job is differeant.

After a proposal is provided, of what I think I can offer I then discuss fee structure, by providing a letter of intent, & an Contract with options wether it be a Flat Rate or Hourly rate.

These options are useally discussed durring the 1st meeting.

A consult is Not a meeting

A Consultation & the fee for that can be absorbed into the Contract should the client chose to go forward to a signing of said Contract.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I received a BFA @ Ringling College of Art & Design {Sarasota FL} graduated 2004 GPA 4.0

Received Deans Scholarship Award for highest grades & most Community actavism in my Department.

I conitnue to attend CEU Training as required & additional if possible ach year for my career.

I have been a Personal Butler & Concierge for several Private & Celebrirty clientel in Palm Springs CA, Park City Utah, Toronto CA [to name a few locations]

I have previously worked for hte Hight Indian Wells ~ Private Villas [Palm Springs CA]

Brown Palce Hotel ~ Private Club [Denver CO]


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Consultaion Fee:

$150/hr {Non Refundable}

*This amount will become part of a Retainer should a client sign a Contact

Design Fee:

$125/hr

Concierge Fee:

$175/hr


How did you get started in this business?

The Concierge work I started in Denver in the Brown Palce.

Then In Palm Springs & was hired by a Domestic agency needing someone for Suzan Sommers Thanksgiving Party.

As for Interior Design I have always wanted to do that ever since High SAchool.

In late 1990's I was in a very bad auto accident that prevented me from continuin g doing the work I was doing at that time.

I did however go to a Trade school that then led me to HCC for my Associates wich I then took to Ringling for my Bachelors in Interior Design.

I have never looked back.

I couldn't be happier


What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with all types of clients from a variety of religious backgrounds.

My client base background has included Celebrity clientele, Doctors, Rabbi, Furniture mogels......clients that range price point from $800,000 homes to Multi Million dollars.

I tend to interview the clients & project just as much as they might interview me.

We all need to be in sinque to ensure the best product outcome.

( for example) A small "Staging job" 1st project has led me in to a 7yr standing job with a family that ended after doing 4 more homes in Longboat Key FL, another home in Toronto CA, a Law Office in Toronto & then a Condo in the residential tower of the Four Seasons Toronto CA.

So I tend to not turn away a job just because of its size, nor take one because of its size.

I need to look at the clients & the project & see if they & myself will be a good fit.

As anyone respectfull should do.

Describe a recent project you are fond of.

I am presently working on a large private home outside Montgomery. It is over 20,000 sq ft.

It has taken over 4yrs to date & should be done in the next 2yrs.

The client is a very nice couple who have done more for their community than I thought was ever possible.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?


Trust the experts that is what you hire them for.


I have had too many clients who hire me listen to my advice, then do exactly the opposite which ends up costing them double because they then have to go back to fix it.


Even if the client may not like what a Designer may have to say there often is a reason for it.


Anyone worth his or her degree is looking out for their clients Health safety & welfare.


That is the 1st thing we learn & should always be the 1st thing we think about when designing for our clients.


It’s not what many think about when they watch TV.


Oh it happens in 3 days & it only cost x amount of dollars & it can be made out of paint & particle board.


What they often don't show on those shows is the permitting process, the planning, the sponsors, the fact the people doing the work are getting paid by the TV show etc.


It’s all smoke & mirrors on "most" of the shows.


Granted most of the clients who would hire us would know better, but there are some of them out there who even they believe why should I pay this when I know I’ve seen it should be cheaper if I can find it online for less?


Well I say then you should take you time & do the research yourself then.


As Designers we take years cultivating our connections with Vendors & contrary to what some clients may believe it is not always so we can "make a buck".


We must in our Contract disclose how we make our money.


The quality of the products going in your homes/projects is [or should be] very important to us as Designers; & should be to you too.


Why else would you reach out to use as Professionals in the 1st place.


 


It's just like going to a Dr. & saying but I found a hip replacement part on line for a cheaper price could you put it in for me @ 1/2 your rate because I found it instead of you?


 


No one in their right mind would do that.


Your home is just as important as your body.


~Remember~


Health Safety Welfare


It's My Motto


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Can you do this yourself

How much budget can I put aside [then add 30%]

Do I have time to set aside for this

Can I give contoll over to someone or how much controll do I want to give to someone

If you are a couple who gets to have the final say

How custom is custom

Is this really worth the investment

Should I do this all at once or in stages

What style/color do I want