Imagine a Place Podcast with Stephen Searer of Office Snapshots

Stephen Searer ( The story behind one of design’s most beloved websites.

Stephen Searer founded and runs one of the most popular office design websites in the world: In this episode, he shares his journey through entrepreneurship, how he almost lost his site with the click of a button, and his most powerful piece of advice for anyone aspiring to create something new.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Design photography 
  • Design trends 

About Stephen Searer and Office Snapshots:

Office Snapshots is a leading online resource for the global office design community. Founded in 2007, Office Snapshots curates and highlights innovative products and environments to examine industry trends with the goal of improving the workplace, one office at a time. The founder, Stephen Searer, originally started Office Snapshots to take people behind the scenes of some of the world’s most interesting companies. Thousands of offices and tens of thousands of photos later, the site has grown into an inspiration and invaluable resource for millions of people around the globe. Office Snapshots is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

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Cheryl Durst (IIDA): What's next for the spaces we design?

David Galullo (Rapt Studio): The truth about great workplace culture.

Jeffrey Abel (Abel Design Group): Failure is your drive switch.


  • Doug Shapiro
  • Stephen Searer
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