27th April 2020 | IN EXPERT INSIGHT | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Founder of Chicago-based design practice marquardt+, Tom Marquardt kicks off the SBID SpeakEasy series of digital discussions with an m+ consulting team video conference; bringing his team of professionals across the design industry together to address the present and future state of design and business during the pandemic. SpeakEasy with marquardt+ Episode Two | Adapting Our Practice | View all The m+ consulting team of experts features Reva Revis, architecture & design industry publicist, Reva Revis Consulting; Mark Nestler, president, Nestler Strategies; Vince Gammino, design and project management director, Vince Gammino Design; Jennifer J. Fondrevay, founder & chief humanity officer, Day1 Ready; Kaitlyn Daniluk, interior design student, Columbia College of Chicago and James Wild, principal & founder, Gridwerk Architecture. This episode continues the conversation about how the ongoing pandemic is imposing on the design industry and how we should be adapting our business communications to the current condition that is affecting the world. Tom Marquardt shares some of the ways his practice has been exploring collaborative video communications to best capture the essence of face to face for project development in a new, social distancing society. With this increased reliance on the digital environment and emphasis on the need for technology to innovate and evolve, Jennifer Fondrevay, founder & chief humanity officer, Day1 Ready comments on the importance of actually being face to face and the need for us to realise the benefits so we can “recreate that as much as possible in order to get the feedback and dialogue we need to make something better.” View all episodes SBID launched the new SpeakEasy series of online conversations to help keep our community connected; inviting the industry to join in live online talks, tune in to our digital discussions about the design industry or discover professional insights with a series of podcast episodes. If you are interested in taking part in our programme of online events and digital discussions, or would like to get involved with SBID in another way – we’d love to hear from you. Email [email protected] to find out more.