Barb Salzman knows inspiration can be found almost anywhere. Although, she was too young to know it she found her inspiration in a nest, next to her childhood home. Year after year she’d watch in awe, as life would miraculously hatch and later become the inspiration for her design company, Hatch Creative Studio as well as her former event space, Nest Event Loft and an eclectic prop rental company called Hatch Prop Shop.
Barb’s philosophy of design follows suit with her company name, Hatch. Authentic ideas that create inspiration and excitement for her clients and all those that get to experience her whimsical, thoughtful sense of style and laid back elegance.
After graduating with a BA from the University of Vermont, Barb went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from FIDM, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco with a degree in Visual Merchandising.
Prior to opening her own event design company, Barb had the wonderful experience of being a Visual Manager and on the store opening team at Anthropologie as well as a ghost designer for HGTV’s “Whats Your Sign Design”.
FUN FACT: Barb has a love for animals and currently lives with 2 dogs and a frog. She is on the board and serves as operations manager and event producer for a non profit called Funny For Fido that produces an annual comedy night where comics “stand-up for homeless animals.”
Past comedians were Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander and many more hilarious artists.
Professor Salzman teaches:
HSX067 Fashionable Affairs: Events Made Easy
Experience is always the best method for learning and this very hands on event design and planning class will leave students passionate about the world of events. I have no doubt my students will never look at a table the same way again.
On Precollege Programs:
I’m excited about the chance to teach future designers about a unique way to be creative through event design and planning. Sometimes it’s all about understanding possibilities and realizing that careers can be built from many talents.
Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:
Founder and Creator Director of Hatch Creative Studio, Barb Salzman and her team have inspired the limits of traditional event design and marketing for the past 10 years.
Named one of The Knot’s Top 10 Most Inspiring People (2013)
Voted best Floral Designer 2011-2014 by The Knot and published in numerous publications such as In Style, NY Magazine, The Knot, Brides Magazine, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty and Biz Bash.
Hatch Creative Studio has left its mark on events such as:
The Samsung House
Creative Time Gala
Target Feed Launch
Super Bowl Media Event
The Brooklyn Half Marathon Pre-Party
The Office Depot Booth at The X Games
Prof. Salzman also orchestrated the Guinness World Record Award for The Worlds Longest Picnic Table for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise.