HOME BLOGS is a venture begun by author, design journalist, copywriter and kitchen designer Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS.

Corporate services:
  • Corporate writing (blog development, blog posts, brochures, website copy)
  • Corporate and association speaking
  • Promotional appearances
  • Trend consulting
  • Product development

Design writing and speaking pro

Jamie's first book, New Kitchen Ideas That Work, was published by The Taunton Press. Her second, New Bathroom Idea Book, publishes in May 2017.

She is a regular contributor to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Kitchen & Bath Design News and New Home Source. Her work has also appeared in Fine Homebuilding, Kitchen + Bath Business, Signature Kitchens & Baths, Kitchen + Bath Ideas, Woman's Day Kitchens & Baths and many others.

In addition to being a design writer, Jamie has demonstrated her passion for the subject as a seminar leader. She has created and tailored live and online presentations for designers, general contractors, builders and homeowners.

Marketing experience

Before joining the design scene in 2004, Jamie held marketing management positions with the Los Angeles Times, Gannett, a corporate speakers' bureau and a top 10 NPR station.

She has also provided copywriting services to numerous companies, associations and professionals.

Education and credentials

She holds a BA in Journalism from New York University and a Master's in Communication Management from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School.

The initials after Jamie's name signify that she is a Certified Kitchen Designer, credentialed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, credentialed by the National Association of Home Builders.


Jamie was proud to earn Chairman's and Innovation Awards for a team project she co-managed at the Los Angeles Times; two Louisiana Press Association awards for the Gannett website she ran; accolades from the California Chamber of Commerce for her business reporting; participation in the Newspaper Association of America's Future Leaders program; participation in the National Kitchen & Bath Association's Marketing Council and membership in the Blanco Design Council and Blogger 19 circle of design writers.

Industry Kudos

As a corporate writer

Jamie is a valued contributor to the [Lending Tree] Tree.com Home and Garden Channel. Her articles showcase her wealth of design knowledge and writing expertise. They have been very well received by our readership. I appreciate Jamie's professionalism and that she's very easy to work with. We ran across some hurdles (on our side) that Jamie navigated with ease and integrity. I can't recommend her highly enough.” -- Katie Dillon, Channel Manager, Tree.com, [a LendingTree brand]

“Jamie is able to convey information in a way that all readers can easily understand.” -- Jason Horst, Business Development Manager, Famous Tate Appliance and Bedding Centers

“Jamie and I had become closely acquainted on a professional basis through her interviewing me as an architecture source for her articles. When I was approached by a publisher to be featured in Dream Homes Los Angeles, Jamie was naturally my first choice to write the profile and copy for our section of the book. Her work is thoughful, professional, creative and really captured the essence of what we do. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and/or use Jamie again.” -- Dean Larkin, AIA, Dean Larkin Design

As a journalist

“As the former editor of Flair magazine, The Tampa Tribune's monthly lifestyles publication, I hired Jamie to write design stories on a variety of topics. Her creativity, flawless writing, professionalism and punctuality helped lend even more credibility to Flair's home and real estate section.” -- Suzanne Huwe, Former Editor, Tampa Tribune

“Jamie brought fresh ideas to the table each time she was called upon to write a piece for Signature Kitchens & Baths magazine. Always completed on time, her articles were factual and instructional, and never short on creativity. An expert both in kitchen design and kitchen design-themed writing.” -- Nicole Holland, Former Editor, Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine

As a seminar leader

“Any time I’ve been lucky enough to work with Jamie it has been an absolute pleasure. Her writing is astute. Her passion for the Kitchen and Bath design industry, unquestionable, this coupled with a warm sense of humour and a keen eye for design makes Jamie a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her for professional presentations.” -- Vince Curci, Sales & Marketing Manager, Art for Everyday

“Jamie made a presentation on Aging in Place for Kitchen Clients to the Remodelers Council. She used props to make her points clear and she had members of the group perform duties in the kitchen setting to illustrate the challenges that some face doing every day things. Her presentation was precise and powerful, making it easy to understand the points she addressed. Additionally, she has a wonderful sense of humor which makes working with her a joy. I would highly recommend her.” -- Katie Crider, Director of Association Services, Tampa Bay Builders Association

“Jamie was a presenter in our Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine Universal Design webinar. The metrics for this program were some of our best-ever. Additionally, our national sponsor was pleased. Jamie is a consummate professional who comes well prepared and eager to address solutions. I look forward to working with her on many future projects.” -- Elliot Markowitz, Editorial Director, Nielsen Business Media