SEMINARS BY DESIGN, founded by Donna Vining FASID, IIDA,RID,CAPS, REGREEN TRAINED  and Tom Schwenk, EcoBroker® offers a variety of Health, Safety and Welfare Continuing Educational Units (seminars) as well as business-oriented,sales,marketing and decorative arts lectures and seminars. They have been presenting seminars since 1993.

Known as the Entertaining, Educational, Enjoyable  and Economical seminars providers.  they make sure their seminar scontian components of Health, Safety and or welfare to make sure they are accecpted by professional associations and state boards.  Included ara a wide variety of Barrier Free-Universal Design classes as well as sustainability ceu’s.

They speak at Design Centers, corporate sales meetings, conventions and for associations such as ASID. They also speak at industry events such as NEOCON and other annual events. All of their courses are registered by IDCEC and range from 1 hour CEU’s to 6 hour CEU’s.

Additionally, they also represent other professional speakers who have registered seminars on a variety of subjects, enabling them to make it easy,economical,educational  and entertaining for the interior design professional to learn and earn CEU’s.

They regularly schedule classes for the design professional in a variety of cities.

SEMINARS BY DESIGN also works with organizations to provide a custom tailored day of seminars for their member’s professional development day by organizing and/or presenting seminars.  They offer a full range of programs that they present at corporate sales meetings ranging from one hour to a full day of workshops for companies and corporations who sell and provide services to the interior design professional.

They enjoy working with industry partners and other suppliers in the home furnishings industry. Our seminars on the Power of Partnering and How to Sell to Interior Designers are favorites throughout the United States. Developing custom programs for corporate sales meetings and company team building events are also part of their offerings.


  • President of an award-winning design firm
  • Executive Director for TAID – Texas Association for Interior Design
  • Awarded the 2006 Louis S. Tregre Award . This Award recognizes an individual for outstanding volunteer work at the grassroots level in support of the NCIDQ mission.
  • President of NCIDQ 2003
  • Past Chapter President Texas Gulf Coast ASID
  • Past Chair of Chapter Support Team ASID
  • Past National Board Member ASID
  • Past President of Texas Association for Interior Design
  • Trainer and Strategic Planning Counselor for ASID

Thomas Schwenk, Eco Broker

  • Speaker, Sales  and marketing professional
  • Owner Jordan Thomas & Associates, a strategic planning and business consulting firm that works with Interior Designers and their suppliers.
  • An Independent sales manager for companies represented by independent showrooms.
  • Award Winning Sales Representative, Sales Manager and Corporate Vice President of Sales.
  • ASID Industry Merit award in 2006 and 1998.
  • Past Member of ETAC (Education and Training Council of ASID)
  • Past Instructor at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center
  • ASID Strategic Planning Counselor