A Well-Designed Business®

A Well-Designed Business®


In today’s world being a talented interior designer isn’t enough to ensure that you have a profitable and successful business. Design school curricula doesn’t always equip you with the business skills to have your interior design business be everything you imagined it would be! A Well-Designed Business® is here to fill in the gaps and give you real live business skills from some of the top interior designers. Your host, LuAnn Nigara shares her 40 years of success in the interior design industry, and she finds the most successful guests to share their interior design business best practices. This podcast is sponsored by Kravet Inc and Mydoma Studio.

Today With Fernando Duque:

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s Power Talk Friday! Today’s episode is sponsored by Duke Renders. They are a 3D Render studio based in beautiful Tulum, Mexico, and specialize in Interior Design and Architectural photorealistic imaging.

Fernando Duque is here today to talk about how they have built Duke Renders in 2 years to over 100 employees and more than 500 interior design accounts. Make sure to grab your pen and paper!

LuAnn Nigara and Fernando Duque’s Ah-Ha Moments

“We were very clear that we needed to get in place a good management team in order to get where we wanted to go.” – Fernando Duque.

“I think it was Tony Robbins who said that books are 10 or more years of an author’s life compressed for 9.10 bucks.” – Fernando Duque.

“I’ve mentioned Tony Robbins before, I’m a big Tony fan, and I love when he says that the secret of living is giving, I really like that phrase.” – Fernando Duque.

“We are on a mission, we have a very clear mission of making this industry a better industry.” – Fernando Duque.

More About Fernando Duque:

Born in Venezuela, MBA Babson College. Serial Entrepreneur, founded more than 5 companies.

I cofounded Duke Renders with my brother Enrique in March 2020 in the middle of COVID 19, since then it has been a skyrocket growth with more than 100 team members today and no outside investment.

We are a 3D Render studio based in beautiful Tulum, Mexico. We specialize in Interior Design and Architectural photorealistic imaging.

We serve busy Interior Designers with 100% Accurate Photo-Realistic 3D Renderings of their Creative Designs.

We make You and Your Clients feel Proud, Confident and Empowered at Every Single Step of the Design Process.

I live in Tulum with my wife Mina, our newborn daughter Penelope and our doggy Lulu.

Fun Facts:

– I love going to the beach at 5am and do it every day!
– Traveled the world backpacking for 2.5 years
– Loves cooking Moroccan Food for his Moroccan Wife

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Thank you to Duke Renders for sponsoring this show!

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