Life at Work with Celebrity Designer, Shai Tertner

Shai Tertner has designed and produced environments for Cindy Crawford, Beyonce, Twiggy, Shakira, Sarah Jessica Parker and a lot more. That’s no walk in the park! See what it takes to live and work in Shai’s high paced world of Celebrity Design.

Describe your typical workday:

I get to the office after a workout at 9:30 AM, I take an hour to catch up on emails and start meeting with my staff on current projects or new business. I order lunch in, at around 1 PM which I eat at my desk and leave for client meetings. I get back to my office and catch up on emails till 7 PM when I usually in a good day leave to walk my dog.

If you could work anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I wouldn’t change a thing, I love working in NY and Miami. I don’t think I can work on the kind of events I work on in New York, anywhere else in the world.


How would you describe your workspace?

A creative environment, comfortable and laid back, somewhat like my second NY home.

Your favorite thing about your workspace

The large windows near my desk and seeing my friends walk by.


What is one “work item” you can’t live without (could be your planner, laptop, iphone, ipad, etc)?

My blackberry

If you could switch careers for a day, what would you do?

A horse trainer or a song writer

What tip or advice would you give someone trying to do what you do?

Let your surroundings inspire you and be disciplined with your work.

Shai Tertner, Shiraz Events

Shai Tertner is a designer, event planner, and lifestyle expert with a flawless sense of style. Shai’s passion for bringing people together in the context of elegant environments, ambiance, delicious food, cocktails, exceptional service and meticulous attention to detail is the reason he started Shiraz Events.

Shai’s made a name for himself as one of the most visionary event designers, creating and producing red carpet celebrity events and the tres chic of NYC, Miami and various other major U.S markets.

Shiraz Events has grown into a full- service boutique firm that can produce, design, style, staff and cater events large and small on a national level.

Shai has designed and produced environments for: Cindy Crawford, Beyonce, Twiggy, Shakira, Badgley and Mischka, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Drake, Matthew Williamson, Rachel Roy and some of his high profile events include the American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala, Belvedere’s Maceration Launch, Harper’s Bazaar 140th Anniversary, opening of the Museum of Sex, Piaget Gold Cup Polo Tournament, launch of Manhattan Magazine among many others.

See more about Shiraz Events here

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