Alycia Wicker is a certified interior designer, who now coaches designers on how to enhance their brand, through her website Mupplebee. Named for her adopted dog, Mupplebee provides brand consultation to make designers’ online profile “hotter than Elvis in a bedazzled jumpsuit in July”. Alycia has over 16 years working within the industry, so understands the demands of clients and the importance of perception and first impressions. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Alycia Wicker.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My design style has always had vintage influences. Items that are classic and have a sense of history can really bring a space to life whether in person or online .
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I always try to get into my client’s shoes by having them create a Pinterest board for me. That way I can find the common thread in their personality to help them solve their problem.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
My clients! When we’re collaborating on the perfect idea the synergy is fantastic and intoxicating. It’s like they come to me needing help to give birth to an idea and when I get where they are coming from, can make it tangible that is when magic happens.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Sometimes it’s Pinterest, and a lot of times it’s a trip out of the house to an area with beautiful buildings and unique architectural details to get my mind thinking about new ways to incorporate an old idea.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
As a former interior designer, and now interior design business coach I became what I wanted to see. Interior designers need help with their business so I make tools and coach them with specific help they could use instead of hobbling together advice intended for other industries.