Jocelyn White and Buddy Coronado had a dream in 2001: To create a local Home & Garden show that celebrates the Homes, Gardens, Landscapes and Lifestyles of Texas. “Designing Texas” was the syndicated result, followed in short order by “Designing America,” which aired nationally for seven years on Mark Cuban’s HDNet. Numerous awards and accolades followed in their wake. With the economic volatility of the past few years, Jocelyn and Buddy decided to bring the show home to its roots and “Designing DFW” is the result. Working closely with Dallas-Fort Worth innovators in home design and decor, landscape and garden gurus and lifestyle leaders, the show has expanded. Throughout its various changes and incarnations, however, the Mission remains the same: Upscale Living with a Down-Home Heart!
Jocelyn White is an award-winning television program creator, writer, producer and host. She, and programs she has been involved with, have scored Katie Awards, Matrix Awards and a Heartland Emmy, to name a few. Jocelyn’s work on shows she created like “Designing Texas”, “Designing America”, “Texas Country Nights”, “Jocelyn’s Weekend” and “HotOn!Homes” showcase her multiple talents and skills. Jocelyn has been a formidable force on the Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas television and radio scene since arriving in DFW from Little Rock, Arkansas, to be the first bonafide weather woman in 1980. Since creating her own production company in the early 1990’s, Jocelyn has continued to break new ground. Jocelyn was among the first to recognize the strong country music trend of the early 1990’s with her first syndicated series “Texas Country Nights.” Jocelyn then created the long-running “HotOn! Homes” for Crozier-Henderson Productions. She followed that with the enormously popular upscale home, garden, and lifestyle series “Designing Texas”, syndicated in the state’s major markets. Her production company was among the first in Texas to use High Definition video. This was for her national home and garden show “Designing America” on Mark Cuban’s HDNet. That program remains one of HDNet’s most-requested shows. With the economic downturn of 2009, Jocelyn and her partner Buddy Coronado decided to focus on their core business in Dallas and Fort Worth, giving rise to their current program “Designing Texas.” Because of her belief in giving back to the community that has been so good to her, Jocelyn serves on the Boards of several non-profits including SPCA of Texas where she is Capital Campaign Chair, Equest where she is the 2012 Triple Crown Gala Chair and, finally, The Women’s Council of The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden where she serves as Chair of The Writer’s Garden series.
Director of Photography
Buddy Coronado is an award winning videographer and editor and has been since 1984. His work on programs like Designing America, Designing Texas, Designing DFW, Hot On Homes and Top Docs of DFW have made him a sought-after Director of Photography and editor. Some of Mr. Coronado clients include Major League Baseball, The NFL Network, Brinker International, C-SPAN, In Motion Imagery, and countless local television networks just to name a few. Jocelyn and Buddy have been partners since 1998 and together have created countless televisions programs, commercials and corporate videos.
Gary Riggs Home
Gary Riggs has celebrated over two decades in the ambitious world of interior design. He has been featured in several regional and national design publications and heralded as “a leader in conceptual design,” and his renowned environments have been proclaimed “stunning” and “opulent”. His career began as an artist and he brings these intrinsic art principals to all of his interiors. He takes great care to consider color, line, texture and balance. To the delight of his discriminating clientele, Gary approaches every space as though it were a canvas awaiting the brushstrokes that will create magnificence. In creating a residence he urges his clients to embrace the elements that are important to them as individuals. A home of timeless beauty is a gift you give yourself every day.
B. Russo Designs / Build it with Bruce
With over 30 years of design and construction experience encompassing over 280 completed projects, Bruce Russo founded B. Russo Designs with one goal in mind: to become the best design and build resource available to restaurateurs and retail owners. B. Russo Designs specializes in developing and designing restaurant and retail concepts which focus both on theme and functionality.
Our success has been built upon outstanding attention to detail. We believe everything matters. After personal consultation with regard to location and budget, floor plans and completed project renderings are produced which capture client ideas and desires for their project. We strive to exceed client expectations from their first contact with us.
Bruce Russo’s “get it done” reputation is well known and a result of high business standards and principles. He imparts these same values to the entire B. Russo Designs team. Our mission is to design and develop restaurant and retail locations through technology initiatives and construction methods which will exceed both our clients’ and their patrons’ needs.
As a result, B. Russo Designs delivers results beyond concept and design which offer businesses outcomes that increase traffic, sales and efficiency while minimizing operating costs. These outcomes are invigorating to location employees and customers.
Designing DFW uses leaders in various industries for media and marketing for internal purposes. Use our team to grow your business or organization.
- Media Production
- Corporate videos
- Website Development and Design
- Small Business Marketing