vision for depth or distance.”
Surprisingly, Kizere says his clients aren’t daunted by having an interior designer with a visual impairment. “My first meeting with a client is a discovery meeting. I take my digital camera and laptop and take pictures of the house as it is. I then ask the client a series of questions. I want to see where they are and where they want to go. I can’t do anything unless I know what they don’t want. Whatever the client can dream, I can do. I like to take something ordinary and turn it into something wonderful; that is my design style. When I am on a job it is just ‘zoom, zoom, excitement.’ It takes a lot of physical and mental concentration, but I love what I do.”
Kizere has clients throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Most are referrals, or are people he meets on his travels. He also has a website, . And he credits Mayor with getting him jobs. “He is the real boss,” laughs Kizere. “The clients hire him and let me come along to carry the samples. He charms the clients, gets me there and signs the contract. If the client has a pet, it is Mayor’s job to entertain them so they will be out of Dad’s way to get the job done.”
When he is not working, Kizere enjoys the good things. “Life is all about travel, shopping and eating. I love large cities, especially New York. Mayor likes to travel as well. He is a frequent flyer and has been on 128 airplanes.” As for eating, Kizere says the restaurants in Mazatlan, Mexico, are the best. “They catch fresh shrimp every night, and it is just incredible!”
In Memory of Trustee Frank Lloyd
Frank V.D. Lloyd, who served on The Seeing Eye’s Board of Trustees for two and a half years, died unexpectedly on June 24. A member of the Board’s Canine, Development and Planned Giving, and Facilities Management committees, Lloyd was an attorney by profession, practicing in the areas of estate litigation, insurance defense, professional liability, and non-profit organizations.