At one time or another we have all been told any publicity is good publicity—as long as they spell your name right!

Publicity is the promotion of an image having to do with your brand through editorials and/or independent source commentaries. During the 40-year tenure of my career I always valued public relations and utilized various publicists and photographers since day-1 to assist with the exposure of John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc.

The awards and design installations of my architectural and interior design firm have been featured in over 200 editorials. Publications such as The Robb Report, Newsweek, Luxe Interiors + Design, and Design Times frequently featured exclusive JRW Design residences. They have also been included in many hardcover books and showcased on HGTV’s Homes Across America, I Want That! Baths, I Want That! Kitchens, NBC’s Open House, FOX TV and WTTW.

As part of my efforts to publish my memoir, “The Candy in My Pocket,” my publicist and I have been reaching out to the media for interviews and articles. The response has been wonderful. I want to offer a big THANK YOU to the writers, bloggers, podcasters and You-Tubers for your interest and support in my story. It has been a long journey. In the meantime, here is a list of publications and podcasts since January featuring yours truly, with more in the works. Enjoy.

June 22, 2021 A Well-Designed Business with Luann Nigara / John Robert Wiltgen Episode 679

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A Well-Designed Business is the #1 rated interior design podcast on iTunes. LuAnn has a knack for pulling the most useful information from industry experts and making that information actionable for her listeners. If you make the decision to take LuAnn’s advice and put in the work, you will see real, quantifiable results in your business.

April 04, 2021 All4One with Jamie Lowe / Battling Type 1 Diabetes and Complications

#All4One is an online community for people with Type 1 Diabetes, fighting misconceptions and showing support. The show is hosted by Jamie Lowe (@JamieLoweTV) who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes since 2015 in the UK. Each month Jamie and his panel get together to discuss the reality of life without a properly working pancreas!


April 04, 2021 Eyes On Success Podcast with Peter and Nancy Torpey / Designing a Profession

This award-winning radio program and podcast discusses products, services, daily living tips relevant to people with vision loss. It is available through radio reading services, via 3 internet streaming services, and to everybody else via podcast. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US and over 100 countries around the world. Eyes on Success is hosted and produced by Peter Torpey and Nancy Goodman Torpey.  Each episode is basically a success story. Some are human stories of visually impaired people’s accomplishments in academics, employment, sports or past times. Others are descriptions of adaptive aids that enable visually impaired people to achieve things. In all cases, the focus is on success.

March 26, 2021 Chaise Lounge Podcast with Nick May / Reflecting on 40-Year Career with John Robert Wiltgen

The Chaise Lounge is the top interior design podcast downloaded in over 100 different countries. Nick May has interviewed hundreds of top interior designers asking how we got into interior design, why we started our own firms, and what made (makes) us successful. 

March 03, 2021 3rd Eye Visions podcast with Anthony Parker / Type 1 Diabetes Survivor

Anthony Parker is a podcaster and dialogue-oriented You-Tuber with a DJ-type of persona. He gets to the heart of topics impacting individuals who are visually impaired. 3rd Eye Visions is a YouTube channel which bridges the gap between the blind and the sighted communities. At the same time it also brings awareness to blindness.

February 22, 2021 Diabetes Mine Blog on Healthline by Ginger Vieira / Life with Complications of Diabetes Well Lived

Ginger Vieira lives with type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and fibromyalgia. She is the author of five (5) books and an article for a blog which has become readers most trusted ally in the pursuit of health and wellness. They are making health related information understandable and accessible so you can make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love.

February 23, 2021 Scott’s Diabetes / The Candy in My Pocket with John Robert Wiltgen

Life with a chronic disease is full of many vague thoughts and feelings. Scott found the exercise of putting words to those thoughts and feelings helpful. Scott was one of the original bloggers to write about life with diabetes and since then The Diabetes Online Community has taken off and is snowballing around the globe even in places as hot as the Sahara Desert. Scott brings an honest and open account of life with diabetes and shares others’ lives with this disease as well.

January 27, 2021 Crain’s Chicago Business article by Dennis Rodkin / Longtime Designer Selling His Home

Dennis Rodkin on Twitter: "Coming up at 11, @amyguth and I will talk about  the latest residential real estate news, including a big shift in the  luxury home market, on a livestream
Dennis Rodkin joined Crain’s in 2014 from Chicago magazine, where he has written extensively about the area’s housing market since 1991, including a monthly print column and weekly reports online. Crain’s Chicago is the top source of news, analysis and information on business in metropolitan Chicago for decision-makers in the private and public sectors.