Customer Stories – Haenen Design Studios

Based in Culver City, California, Haenen Design Studios is a brand identity and interior design consultancy.  Founded in 2014 by Principal Designer, Christine Haenen, they create timeless elegance and interior spaces that clients love by pairing sophisticated colour and furniture choices with functionality and flow.


As a student, Haenen developed her CAD skills using AutoCAD, but like many others, she needed a more cost effective solution when she started her own design studio.  She says “I had used a student version of AutoCAD, but a commercial license was too expensive, so I needed a more affordable 2D design and drawing package.” Haene tried a few other packages including SketchUp, but could not find one that worked for her.

As luck would have it, an architect friend suggested DraftSight to her.  It was, as many AutoCAD users have found out, an easy transition to DraftSight. She says “Using DraftSight, it’s very easy to develop a drawing of the space on which I’m working.”

So, over all, what did the move to DraftSight result in for Haenen Design Studios? Well, it did the following:

  • Created interior design drawings at a fraction of the cost.
  • Realised ability to match interior design concepts to clients’ vision.
  • Improved communication of interior design concepts.
  • Achieved optimal spacing of design elements

For a more in-depth look at this customer story, why not check out the original article here. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will bring you some more customer stories, so stay tuned!

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MJ Smyth
The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the day it was released and haven't looked back!
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