North Bay CEU Series | Color Narratives

Date: March 15
Time: 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Price: Free – $15

Location: Trope Group

2305 Circadian Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States
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Phone: 707-546-8181


North Bay City Center

COLOR NARRATIVES: Defining Colorful Design

Join us for the North Bay CEU Series with an inspiring session focused on COLOR. A box lunch will be provided for you to nosh on while you learn.

Presenter: Mark Woodman, CMG
CEU credits 1.5

Colors inspired, narratives revealed, directions determined. This session engages the audience with key macro directions in life and style. Multiple methods for informing and inspiring are presented to better grasp emerging color and design trends, and what is driving them forward. Photography, video, discussion points, and more, are utilized to present the narratives in an informative, yet interesting manner.

The evolution of color and design is key and the narratives offer the “whats and whys” of emerging color, design, and pattern, so attendees can confidently introduce them into their design world. Through years of experience in varied design and product fields, international influences are filtered through studied and discerning expertise.

  • discover the trend forecasting processes through the journey
  • learn key, emerging directions in color and design
  • understand the drivers and inspirations to establish your own directions
  • apply the narratives to your designs and client interactions

Color, texture, and pattern directions arise from myriad stories and from cosmetics to transportation, cuisine to technology, Color Narratives are a preview of what’s up for design and decoration and how it will emerge in residential and commercial spaces.

About Mark Woodman

Mark Woodman CMG, a passionate designer, trend-spotter, writer and speaker, has designed interiors, consulted on diverse product lines, and contributed to the pages and airwaves of media, and the stages of international exhibitions.

Through the world of color and design his consultancies include Corian® Design, with both Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz products, 3M Post-Its, Canadian Tire’s Premier Paint Collection, Sherwin-Williams, and more. Mr. Woodman’s aesthetic understanding of “real-life” color and design helps balance his approach to product specification, complementing practical application with the excitement of the new. In addition, he facilitates trend panels for numerous companies and served as President of the Color Marketing Group, the international non-profit association that studies and discerns color direction

As owner of mark woodman design+color llc, Mr. Woodman’s design work has ranged from individual product lines, to private residences and commercial interiors, to the building industry, where he consults on design and color for space-planning, elevations, and aesthetics for entire communities. His room designs have graced the pages of numerous publications as well as the editorial and cover of the book, “Color In Small Spaces.”

A spirited and accomplished international speaker, Mr. Woodman frequently lectures on color and design for prominent organizations such as Corian® Design, Sherwin-Williams, Masterbrands, and Color Marketing Group, as well as exhibitions at Stockholm Furniture Fair, Decorex London, SOFA – Toronto, TISE (The International Surface Exhibition), Furnitex and Decoration and Design in Australia, Neocon, PrintSource, and Surtex.

“Color and design directions are a narrative journey, building stories along the way,” says Mr. Woodman, “from the human experience, to the delight of music, to new tastes in cuisine, to our aspirational selves, it all contributes to the story and, ultimately, the colors and aesthetics in our lives.”


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