Carmen Maria Natschke is a writer, speaker, new media entrepreneur and the founder of the internationally acclaimed design portal The Decorating Diva. Her passion for beautiful design enables her to travel the globe as a lifestyle and design expert as she shares her love of art, architecture, design, and trends with thousands of fans around the world.
The Decorating Diva is an effort that melds Carmen’s many skills, including software engineering (which found her participating in a project on the NASA space shuttle launch control system); retail boutique design and visual merchandising (for which she won a “Silver Award for Visual Merchandising”); and a design instructor teaching diverse workshops from decorative finishes to color theory to design history. One look at her popular site and social media platforms, which garner a monthly average of 6 million impressions and hold a top spot amongst trendsetting media outlets covering the interior design and architecture fields, and it’s obvious she brings her significant talent and knowledge of aesthetics and programming to the effort.
Most recently another of her talents emerged to bring an exciting new facet to her career, a passion that has been a thread running through her work for quite some time: the desire to communicate how aesthetics can make an impact on lives. Through her abilities as a writer, she has been sharing the beauty she sees and the trends she identifies with her fans for over seven years. This has led manufacturers and other entities producing or selling design-related products to take notice, requesting that the articulate tastemaker cover their launches and use her vast social media influence to spread the word. In this way, Carmen became a new media strategist in the most organic way possible, and is now a sought-after content curator and creator. Included as she is in some of the world’s most respected press junkets, the knowledge she brings to any project devoted to design trends is unparalleled.
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Through her consulting company, CMNmedia, Carmen offers freelance writing, blogging and social media content development services to brands in the design, lifestyle and travel markets.