Design Concepts



Best-In-Class Services

Design Concepts plans, designs, and coordinates events that connect people through unforgettable experiences. We begin the process with a personal or phone consultation to ensure we understand your vision, the scope of the project, and the budget. Our goal is to deliver the perfect experience in a simple, seamless, and stress-free manner.

Corporate Services Provided:



  • Budget Planning
  • Site Inspections and Venue Selection
  • Hotel Room Blocks and Contract Negotiations
  • Audio / Visual selection
  • Timeline Creations
  • Theme Creation
  • Event Website


Once a venue has been selected:

  • Create the communication pieces to go out to employees
  • Email survey to employees
  • Coordinate travel
  • Put together rooming lists for the hotel
  • Select banquet menus
  • Design Events –source and select vendors
  • Agenda Design and Printing
  • Create Signage
  • Speaker Bookings
  • Giveaways


Onsite Management

  • Registration and badges
  • Execute on all events
  • Supervise Audio Visual
  • Track packages
  • Be on-hand for registration and check-in
  • Coordinate all ground transportation
For Social Events:


Event Conceptualization

  • Creative Brainstorming
  • Storyboards
  • Budgeting


Event Coordination and Management

  • Venue Selection
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Invitations
  • Catering
  • Photography and Videography
  • Rentals
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Florals and Décor
  • Tenting
  • Lighting
  • Floorplans
  • Transportation


Onsite Management

  • Vendor Coordination
  • Run of Show

Let’s Start Planning!

Contact Linda Nessim at
Telephone: 646-872-3032

Joel E. Rubin joined Design Concepts in 2008 after spending 23 years with The Princeton Review, a company with a world-renown brand in educational services. His last position was as Senior Vice President and COO of the Test Preparation Division, where he oversaw all business operations for the network of 54 field offices in the US and Canada. Now at Design Concepts, Joel helps ensure our projects are delivered on-time and on-budget serving as CFO while overseeing all logistics for the firm’s event management team.

Joel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Joel lives in New Jersey, where he serves as a publicly elected member of the Norwood Board of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln College of New England.

Joel E. Rubin

C F O, Design Concepts

Design Concepts was founded in 2006 by Linda Nessim, Co-Founder of Living in Digital Times and former Executive Vice President of Communications and Branding for The Princeton Review.

In her role at The Princeton Review, Linda was responsible for overseeing all public relations, market research, marketing communication efforts and Human Resources for the company. However, Linda’s remarkable specialty was her creation of the amazing and mind-blowing corporate meeting for over 500 employees each year. For over 18 years Linda brought these employees together to global destinations and delivered unique and fun-filled experiences.

As the Co-Founder of Living in Digital Times (LIDT), Linda built an unrivaled immersive technology conference production company most famously known for a decade-long partnership with the Consumer Technology Association. During this partnership Linda and her team managed more than a dozen conferences and exhibit zones at CES, CTA’s Consumer Electronics Show (the largest consumer technology event in the US with over 180,000 yearly attendees). Linda also helped launch and manage CES Asian held in Shanghai each year.

Now Linda delivers her brand of creativity and vision to private and professional clients all over the world through her dedicated work at Design Concepts. Linda has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week.

Linda Nessim

CEO/Founder, Design Concepts