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Join our network of world-class industry professionals and gain exclusive access to grow your influence, unlock lucrative opportunities, and leverage your knowledge to shape the future of design. Apply below

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The Benefits

What's In It For You?

Be at the forefront of the design industry. As part of our expert research community, we'll send you exclusive opportunities tailored to your expertise.

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Industry Connections

Amplify Your Influence

Elevate your personal brand, expand your influence, and cultivate invaluable connections with industry thought leaders.

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Compensated Opportunities

Leverage Your Expertise

Turn your passion into perks by participating in paid focus groups and compensated research opportunities. 

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VIP Experiences

Gain Exclusive Access

Get on the invite list for coveted feature opportunities and the chance to attend exclusive industry events.

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How It Works

Expand your influence and reap the rewards.
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Fill out the application form to tell us about yourself and your expertise so we can curate your opportunities.

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Watch for Open Opportunities

We'll send potential project matches and exclusive opportunities straight to your inbox as they arise.

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Participate in VIP Experiences

Unlock access to leading industry events and experiences, opening doors to unparalleled growth, inspiration, and invaluable connections. 

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Reap the Rewards

Enjoy an enriching suite of perks for participation, with opportunities to turn your expertise into earnings, be featured in our programs, and gain early insights on emerging trends.

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Make a Difference

Did You Know?

For every research opportunity you complete, we plant a tree to support reforestation efforts around the globe.


Opportunity Awaits

Become a Trendspotter

Ready to join our Trendspotters network as an industry expert? Simply complete the form to be matched with curated opportunities. 

Trend Spotted

Meet the Trendspotters Team

These visionary architect and design professionals were hand-selected to attend select industry events and share their expertise and insights on emerging trends.


Christopher Keller

Principal and Design Leader, Stantec Architecture

Ethan Barbour

Ethan Barbour

Junior Designer, Interior Architects

Kirsten Kohm
Kirsten Kohm

Associate Principal, Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Lisbeth Jimenez
Lisbeth Jimenez

Senior Interior Designer, MKDA

Courtney Zastrow
Courtney Zastrow

Design Manager, Whitney Architects

Yong In
Yong In

Creative Design Lead, Unispace

Lennis Serrano
Lennis Serrano

Interior Designer, DLR Group

Catherine O'Brien
Catherine O'Brien

Junior Designer, IA Interior Architects

Shannon Noon
Shannon Noon

Associate & Senior Interior Designer, EwingCole

Sabrina Pagani
Sabrina Pagani

Senior Managing Director, Workplace, Savills North America

Nicole Zack
Nicole Zack

Senior Workplace Strategist, M Moser

Alyssa Dickinson
Alyssa Dickinson

Interior Designer, AECOM

Bill Bouchey
Bill Bouchey

Design Director, Gensler

Patricia Rotondo
Patricia Rotondo

Senior Principal, Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Have Questions?

Who can participate in the Trendspotters program?

This program welcomes all architecture and design professionals seeking to maintain a leading edge in their industry, irrespective of their experience levels. However, to maintain the credibility and authenticity of our research, we regret to inform you that individuals presently employed with manufacturing firms are ineligible to participate in the Trendspotters program. 

What is the time commitment to participate?

As much or as little as you want! We'll curate a variety of opportunities for you – from taking a simple survey to participating in paid focus groups to attending industry events and more – and you decide which are right for you. We'll transparently share the time commitment for each opportunity so that you can make the best decision on where and how to invest your time. 

What are the benefits of becoming a Trendspotter?

Becoming a ThinkLab Trendspotter gets you access to an exclusive industry networking digital community, as well as opportunities to participate in paid research opportunities and VIP events where you can engage with top industry leaders and stay on the cutting-edge or design. In addition, we hand-select experts from our Trendspotters community for spotlights in our popular articles and podcasts.  Plus, sweet bragging rights. 

Ok, I'm in. What next?

Getting started is easy! First, we'll share a simple questionnaire to get a few more details on your expertise and areas of focus. Then, watch your inbox to be matched with upcoming opportunities.

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