We had the good fortune of connecting with Mariam Ejaz and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mariam, how does your business help the community?
Outlive Design’s invite tool helps anyone start at home by allowing friends and family to contribute towards an existing or future home project as a present for any special occasion. It makes design accessible, gift giving simple, saves time and energy, and also helps eliminate waste. Home and family have become more important than ever in today’s world and we need to embrace them for our mental, emotional, and physical health!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Outlive Design is different because it’s the only tool (online invitation) in the design industry that makes home design accessible and promotes independent interior designers giving them the freedom to use the invite tool however they desire to help their clients and their friends and family. I’m most proud of the fact that I took the first step forward to bring my idea to life – that was one of the biggest challenges – taking the first step! Having time, funds, and vision is what I would say helped me to work towards it. Outlive Design is all about helping people start at home in an accessible way because everyone deserves a well-designed space to live in while saving our planet from waste!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love being tour guide! My favorite places to show would be design and architecture related museums or experiences with big beautiful views, delicious bites and drinks! Having conversations with the locals is the best – you learn so much about food, culture, artists, city, people, and amazing new ideas!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Who we become in life has a lot to do with how we were raised, the opportunities we were given, the times we failed, the people who lifted us, and most importantly, our own mindset and determination. I would like to say thanks to my family for supporting me; my schools, UC Irvine and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), for educating and promoting me; Tustin Kiwanis International for lifting me; the book, Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, for enlightening me; my clients for trusting me; my colleagues for collaborating with me; and Voyage Denver for reaching out to highlight Outlive Design! 🙂

Website: www.OutliveDesign.com

Instagram: @OutliveDesign

Facebook: @OutliveDesign

Other: info@outlivedesign.com / 949. 351. 3367

Image Credits
Our 1-on-1 workshop venue at W Los Angeles

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