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Grace Bonney

Author, Blogger, Entrepreneur, & Founder of DesignSponge.com

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Grace Bonney Biography

Grace Bonney is an author, blogger, entrepreneur, and Founder of the interior design blog, DesignSponge.

Bonney founded Design*Sponge in 2004. The blog focuses on the creative community, with the goal of making the art and design world personal. It is dedicated to intersectional and inclusive conversations about design and cultural issues.

She also wrote the DIY interior design book DesignSponge at Home (2009). In 2016, Bonney wrote the New York Times Best Seller In The Company of Women, a book featuring more than 100 stories about women entrepreneurs who overcame adversity.

Grace founded the D*S Biz Ladies Series in 2008, which began as a national series of meetups for women running creative businesses. The series now lives on as a weekly column on the site where business owners can receive free advice and guidance on setting up and growing their creative businesses.

From 2013-2015 Grace hosted a radio show, After the Jump, dedicated to exploring the bigger issues within the creative community. From interviews with artists and makers to investigative shows on deeper topics like branding, social media, pricing and hiring employees, the show was one of the highest rated design podcasts on-air and drew an average of 500,000 listeners per show.

In 2018, she also began publishing the magazine Good Company: Where Creativity Meets Business.

Bonney's DesignSponge blog was officially closed on August 30, 2019, the site's 15th birthday.

Grace was named as one of The Frederick Douglass 200 by the Guardian in 2018, a list of 200 people who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass. She was also called a “Martha Stewart for Millennials” by The New York Times and was named a "Top Home Influencer of 2017" by Forbes Magazine. She has been a featured guest on Good Morning America, The Nate Berkus Show, The Martha Stewart Show, NBC’s The Chew, Martha Stewart Radio Show, American Public Radio, and Marie Forleo TV.

Grace has been a keynote speaker with a wide variety of organizations ranging from design schools and trade organizations to design guilds and national corporations, like Target, Ann Taylor, Oracle, BlogHer, Blogtacular, IDS, IDSA, and Weapons of Mass Creation.

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Good Company (Issue 3): The Money Issue

Good Company (Issue 3): The Money Issue

Good Company (Issue 2): The Fear(less) Issue

Good Company (Issue 2): The Fear(less) Issue

Good Company: The Community Issue (Issue 1)

Good Company: The Community Issue (Issue 1)

Design*Sponge at Home

Design*Sponge at Home

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    Booking fees for Grace Bonney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Grace Bonney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Grace Bonney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Grace Bonney for your next private or corporate function.
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Grace Bonney Biography

Grace Bonney is an author, blogger, entrepreneur, and Founder of the interior design blog, DesignSponge.

Bonney founded Design*Sponge in 2004. The blog focuses on the creative community, with the goal of making the art and design world personal. It is dedicated to intersectional and inclusive conversations about design and cultural issues.

She also wrote the DIY interior design book DesignSponge at Home (2009). In 2016, Bonney wrote the New York Times Best Seller In The Company of Women, a book featuring more than 100 stories about women entrepreneurs who overcame adversity.

Grace founded the D*S Biz Ladies Series in 2008, which began as a national series of meetups for women running creative businesses. The series now lives on as a weekly column on the site where business owners can receive free advice and guidance on setting up and growing their creative businesses.

From 2013-2015 Grace hosted a radio show, After the Jump, dedicated to exploring the bigger issues within the creative community. From interviews with artists and makers to investigative shows on deeper topics like branding, social media, pricing and hiring employees, the show was one of the highest rated design podcasts on-air and drew an average of 500,000 listeners per show.

In 2018, she also began publishing the magazine Good Company: Where Creativity Meets Business.

Bonney's DesignSponge blog was officially closed on August 30, 2019, the site's 15th birthday.

Grace was named as one of The Frederick Douglass 200 by the Guardian in 2018, a list of 200 people who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass. She was also called a “Martha Stewart for Millennials” by The New York Times and was named a "Top Home Influencer of 2017" by Forbes Magazine. She has been a featured guest on Good Morning America, The Nate Berkus Show, The Martha Stewart Show, NBC’s The Chew, Martha Stewart Radio Show, American Public Radio, and Marie Forleo TV.

Grace has been a keynote speaker with a wide variety of organizations ranging from design schools and trade organizations to design guilds and national corporations, like Target, Ann Taylor, Oracle, BlogHer, Blogtacular, IDS, IDSA, and Weapons of Mass Creation.

Grace Bonney Videos

  • Grace Bonney: People Matter, Real Life Matters - YouTube
  • Turn your fear into fuel for creativity with Grace Bonney - YouTube
  • Fresh Take: Grace Bonney - YouTube

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  • How to book Grace Bonney?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Grace Bonney for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Grace Bonney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Grace Bonney or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Grace Bonney?

    Booking fees for Grace Bonney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Grace Bonney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Grace Bonney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Grace Bonney for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Grace Bonney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Grace Bonney or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Grace Bonney or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Grace Bonney is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Grace Bonney for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Grace Bonney generally travels from Hudson Valley, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joyce Maynard, Anna Holmes, Fran Hauser, Joanna Peña-Bickley and Robin Wilson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Grace Bonney for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Grace Bonney Speaker Videos

  • Grace Bonney: People Matter, Real Life Matters - YouTube
    Turn your fear into fuel for creativity with Grace Bonney - YouTube
  • Fresh Take: Grace Bonney - YouTube
    Grace Bonney Blogtaular Keynote - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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