We had the good fortune of connecting with Samantha Mack and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Samantha, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I believe success in my design business is multifactorial. For me, it takes character, creativity, and prayer.

I strive to have ethical practices when it comes to working with clients. It is often a high stress situation to build or remodel a home and since I understand that, the first few encounters with a new clients is when we talk through expectations versus reality. Transparency is key. It is so exciting to start a project with clients and it is my job to convey that same sentiment to them. But for it to work smoothly, it’s imperative to adhere to a client’s budget while creating a space they love. It may mean searching for just the right materials and thinking outside the box. That is my favorite thing! I would be amiss if I did not devote my business to prayer. Prayer keeps me on the right track and guides my decisions!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Owning my own business is so exciting. Who knew?! New projects have presented themselves and I give credit to being a student under different leaders in this industry.

In high school, I took an extensive aptitude test that pointed me directly to interior design, which was not on my radar. I was planning to attend college and major in special education, but totally switched gears and I am so glad that I did because design fits me. In four short years since attending Baylor University, I am running my own business. Eek! I am proud that I get to have my hand in all aspect of the business. To me, that is so satisfying because I am always a student, always learning.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My best friends are always looking for something new and fun to do. If we had a full weekend to hang out, we would start on Friday evening at Las Palmas with some fajitas and a classic margarita and end the night at the movie theater catching a new release. Saturday morning would be spent on the Katy Trail with an ice coffee in hand to get a little exercise before brunch at Cafe Bazille. Next of course would be shopping at Northpark Center. A must do, if you can get a reservation, would be afternoon High Tea at the Adolphus. For my tennis or pickle-ball loving friends, I would twist their arm to indulge me in a game or two. Phew! That is a lot for a Saturday so streaming a movie with pizza is in order. Sunday morning is for church at Northway and hopefully the Rangers are in town for an afternoon game. Now that sounds like my kind of weekend!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I dedicate my success to my parents, Julie and Ben Mack. They have raised me to strive for goals in my character and work life. My parents have always taught me to do my best in all situations and sometimes, that came with tough love. Since graduating high school, my dad has written me a letter each week without fail. In it, he always ended with a quote which read, “study hard, have some fun, say your prayers and stay close to God.” At the end of the day, they are my best friends and I owe all that I am to my upbringing.

Website: www.mackdesignco.com (coming soon)

Instagram: @mack_designco

Image Credits
Headshot: Anna Minton Photography

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