Julia Molloy is the foremost business expert for the interior design industry. She has over 2 decades of operations experience, 15 of them in the design field and has a wealth of knowledge from the interior design, graphic design, operations and technology sectors. She is a sought after speaker, a Business of Design faculty member, on the Better Practices Network board of advisors, has been a continued education instructor to the faculty at New York School of Interior Design and a member of ASID. Molloy has also chaired the ASID Student Affairs Committee and the board of advisors for the Art Institute – Interior Design program.
Julia Molloy is the ‘special sauce’ of JuliaMolloy.com and the silent strength behind some of the most successful design firms, large and small, around the world. She has become the most trusted source for business tools and systems for Principal Interior Designers to propel their businesses forward. Among Molloy’s accomplishments are building a small company from its early stages into a mature organization that was then sold for over $65 million, as well as spearheading its operations in Los Angeles and London. She then went on to run operations for a prestigious Beverly Hills interior design firm for several years before launching her own interior design business consulting firm. Her firm now has an elite list of clientele globally and brings a distinctive knowledge base to the interior design industry.
Julia Molloy is also the founder of the renowned BOLD Summit – Business of Luxury Design Summit. This event focuses on the special business needs unique to firms positioned in the luxury market and is a powerful catalyst for luxury focused interior designers and architects around the world. In pursuing her mission to advance the industry, each year she galvanizes the world’s leaders in luxury design to share their wisdom and advice. The BOLD Summit continues to be a driving force for enriching lives and propelling excellence in the design community around the globe.
When she is not pulling together the next BOLD Summit, she is busy speaking to audiences around the world or working with her clients on-site or from her office in Portland, Oregon. She lives in her dream home on the water in the Portland area with her son and their little dogs Charlie and Sparky.