Julie Dasher on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™
Julie Dasher, Founder and Lead Designer, of Concept Interiors has a passion for rug design. Her evolution as a designer began as a fascination with textiles at an early age. Beginning with quilt making and the weaving arts, her interests later evolved into a love of Tibetan
rugs and the exquisite and stunning designs that come to life in Tibetan wool and Chinese silk with the weavers in Nepal.
Julie receives her inspirations from a variety of places including nature, her extensive designer fabric collection and her children. Julie and her family adopted their daughter, Lily, from Korea 10 years ago and
Julie's love of Asian art has grown over those years.
Formal design training from the Rhodec School in London, as well as her
innate creative talents and interest in interior design as an art, have
helped in her design journey. Julie's education includes a BS from the
University of Virginia and an MBA and MA from Northwestern University.
Prior to launching Concept Interiors, Julie was a career advisor to
executives and other business professionals for over 15 years. In
addition, she was Director of Marketing and Programming for Centel Cable
Television in Chicago, upon graduating from business school.