About Studio Designer


Studio Designer is the leading application for interior design professionals. The company was formed to provide project management and accounting systems for its users. In 2009 Studio Designer began to offer users access to its cloud based platform and in 2015 committed to developing new features that would allow its users to communicate and purchase directly with vendors. The 2016 creation of the Vendor Portal and Client Portal features will significantly enhance the user experience and efficiency.

Founders

Meet the Team

Timeline

Lance Haeberle

Lance Haeberle is the founder and owner of Studio I.T. and Studio Webware, the premier accounting and project management software for the design industry. For the past 30 years Lance and his software applications have been providing project management and accounting systems to the leading design firms in the industry. Most of the industry's best known designers have utilized the Studio platforms to run their companies. Designers such as Michael Smith, Tucker and Marks, Waldo's Designs, Cullman and Kravis, Peter Marino, and Barbara Barry have all been long time users of the program and have grown their firms with the help of the Lance's programs. Lance has been devoted to evolving and implementing the most progressive tools and technology for managing a design practice. Lance speaks frequently at design events throughout the country and resides in the mountains of Colorado.

Keith Granet

Keith Granet teamed up with Lance Haeberle to form DesignersAxis the parent company for Studio Designer. Studio Designer is an ever-evolving company to support the management of interior design firms. Keith formed his management consulting firm Granet & Associates in 1991 to provide financial and operational management consulting to the design industry. He is also the author of the Business of Design: balancing creativity and profitability (2011) and The Business of Creativity: building the right team for success (2016), both published by Princeton Architectural Press. Granet guest lectures at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. He is the founder of the Designer Speakers' Bureau and co-founder of the Leaders of Design Council. Granet is a graduate of Hartwick College ('79) and lives with his family in Los Angeles.

Meet the Team

Christine Wilson

Director of Designer Sales

Wallene Reimer

Director of Support & Training

Sarah Thorn-Walsh

Account Manager

Robert Stone

Director of Business Development

Timeline

1985
Aug 10

First Version of Studio Designer Released

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1995
Jul 20

Studio Designer with Integrated Accounting

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2010
May 05

Studio Designer in the Cloud

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2015
Aug 18

Client and Vendor Online Collaboration

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2017
Jan 02

New Client Portal Released

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Feb 21

Vendor Portal Released

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Mar 10

Order Portal Released

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Apr 15

New Report Writer to be Introduced

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Sep 01

Redesign of Project Management

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Dec 10

Redesign of Accounting

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Timeline

1985

First Version of Studio Designer Released

With a need to automate interior design business operations Haeberle creates the first version of Studio Designer for interior design firms.

1995

Studio Designer with Integrated Accounting

Haeberle builds an accounting system to integrate with the original project management software, establishing the first fully integrated software for the interior design industry.

2010

Studio Designer in the Cloud

Studio Designer, recognizing the power of cloud computing, builds a robust cloud based application on SalesForce.  This application makes communicating and accessing data significantly more efficient for designers.

2015

Client and Vendor Online Collaboration

New features for Studio Designer are released, including a powerful communication and presentation tool between our users and their clients.

2016

New Client Portal Released

A collaborative tool for communicating between designers and their clients is developed to increase efficiencies and speed of processing orders.

2017
Coming Soon

Vendor Portal Released

Always seeking to serve our customers in an efficient manner Studio Designer builds a vendor portal that allows designers to research, shop and communicate with their vendors that is fully integrated with our accounting and project management application.

Coming Soon

Order Portal to be Released

The new order portal will allow designers and vendors to transmit orders online in an efficient and highly collaborative manner.

Coming Soon

New Report Writer to be Introduced

Working with the cutting edge tools, Studio Designer builds a report writer that will be easy to use, collects data fast and communicate all customized and standard reports.

Coming Soon

Redesign of Project Management

Following extensive feedback and input from our designer subscribers we are rebuilding and redesigning our project management tools. Always addressing our users’ needs, we will update our tools to a more current, visual and intuitive interface.

Coming Soon

Redesign of Accounting

Our accounting functionality is key to the success of our application, this latest version will address the changes our users have requested while adapting the newest technology available to our application.