Patti Carpenter, principal of carpenter + company, is an award winning Creative Director in globally sourced home accents, personal accessories and gifts with extensive experience in product design and development, merchandising, and color + trend forecasting.
As a Micro-Enterprise specialist with U.S. presidential recognition for domestic and international expertise in artisan development, small producer and entrepreneur training, and economic development, she has been successful in international sourcing and creating innovative products for her eponymous home textiles brand, carpenter + company, sold internationally.
Additionally, Carpenter has designed, sourced and created strong private label collections that add revenue and enhance the image of brands including Bloomingdales, Sferra, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, The Phillips Collection, ABC Carpet and Home, Donna Karan Urban Zen and Ralph Lauren.
She has traveled and worked in fifty-six countries and has spoken and written on Color + Trend and Design around the globe.
As an international expert in Color + Trend forecasting, Patti is a consultant with Pantone and is The Global Design Trend Specialist for the AmericasMart in Atlanta and The Global Trend Ambassador for Maison & Objet in America and Paris.