EP 288 | Process Leads to Creativity with Sashya Thind, Hosted by Dane Austin

August 30, 2022

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When members of our community get together to share experience and expertise, we all gain. In this episode, BOD™ Member Dane Austin, takes over the mic and talks with fellow design professional, Sashya Thind, about how when your process is structured, it allows the creativity to flow.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • If the process is structured, the creativity can flow
  • The more people you hire, the easier your job gets, the easier your life gets
  • The importance of defining the scope of work, what’s included, and what isn’t
  • The value of charging for the consultation
  • A hybrid model of charging for your design fees
  • To make sure all decision makers are involved and talk about money early
  • If you want the best results, be the expert in the room



It’s going to be hard. It’s going to take time. Be patient.



If you have a topic idea or a guest you’d like to interview, please reach out to [email protected] about taking over the mic.

About Dane Austin

Dane Austin believes that if we live in homes that are beautifully designed, and in alignment with our definition of comfort and wellness, our lives feel complete. It is that ideal upon which he founded his design firm, Dane Austin Design.

As a full-service interior design firm headquartered in Boston, Dane Austin Designs specializes in luxury residential interiors throughout New England, Washington, D.C., and North America. The firm creates a highly organized, client-driven plan that delivers tailored solutions for turnkey projects.

Dane has garnered several accolades including being named a 2022 House Beautiful  Next Wave designer, New England Home magazine’s 5 Under 40 Award, winner of the IFDA Charity Challenge; and the Excellence in Design award from ASID. Dane Austin Design projects have been featured in design publications nationally and internationally.


Instagram | @daneaustindesign

About Sashya Thind

Sashya Thind is an award-winning interior design office focused on Residential and Commercial projects. Her philosophy is rooted in “Warm Minimalism”, an outcome of her international exposure while growing up and previous work experience.

As a boutique firm, she is personally involved, and oversees every part of a project from the beginning until completion.


Instagram | @sashyathind

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