One room at a time, Vern Yip is designing his way across America, having knocked down walls and made over countless homes and restaurants during his four seasons on the original run of TLC's Trading Spaces and during his over ten years as one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers. Yip has spread the word on digital home makeovers through AOL and worked hand-in-hand with companies such as Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Newell Rubbermaid, Delta, Baccarat, and Porsche. His award-nominated national commercial for the AT&T U Verse Wireless Receiver aired during some of America’s most watched programs, including the Super Bowl and the Grammy Awards. Recently, Diet Pepsi partnered with Yip to release a limited- edition Vern Yip can, making him the only interior designer to have ever had his own signature can. Among Vern’s highly lauded product collaborations are the Vern Yip Premium Home Fragrance Collection, the Vern Yip for Trend Home Fabric, Trim, and Wallcovering Collections in partnership with Fabricut, a full line of lighting with Stonegate by AFX, and a Home Décor and Accessory collection distributed through OneCoast. Yip recently launched his indoor/outdoor fabric collection for Fabricut as well as his latest Kitchen and Bath Collection with partner SKL Home, ltd., the country’s largest distributor of textiles and accessories for these spaces. His newest SKL Home Bath Collection, available on Amazon, also made its nationwide brick-and-mortar debut at all Bed, Bath & Beyond stores.
Yip's past HGTV projects include four seasons of his own show titled Deserving Design with Vern Yip and two seasons as host and designer of HGTV Urban Oasis. His HGTV work also includes nine seasons of HGTV’s top-rated prime-time series HGTV Design Star and several seasons of Bang for Your Buck, where he served as the show’s host and design expert. Yip’s most recent HGTV project, Live in Vern’s House, chronicled the building of his dream beach home. Yip can also be seen on Delta Airlines flights across the globe where he is profiled for Delta’s exclusive on-air program On Creativity, showcasing the most creative minds in design and entertainment. In 2018, Yip returned to the show that launched his television career with the reboot of TLC’s Trading Spaces which debuted a second season in spring 2019. He was also a part of the 2019 reboot of While You Were Out which premiered on both TLC and HGTV. All of Yip’s shows are available to stream via Discovery+.
Yip runs his own design company in Atlanta, Vern Yip Designs. With an undergraduate education from The University of Virginia, a M.B.A. and Master of Architecture from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a honorary Doctorate from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Yip has used his varied educational background to build a distinguished business. His creations and room transformations range in budget from the notoriously frugal showcased on television to eight-figure projects for high-end clients nationwide. Regardless of the budget, Yip's design calling card is his attention to detail married with precise, clean-lined interiors balanced with a sense of warmth. Many elements of his eclectic style demonstrate an influence from his love of travel. Yip has traveled to over sixty countries as a travel and design columnist for The Washington Post since 2011, a design advisor to global brands, and as a U.S. Ambassador for UNICEF.
Yip’s projects have amassed an impressive list of design awards including: 2015 Design Maverick Nominee, the Distinguished Southerner Award, and Southeast Designer of the Year. Yip continues to be involved extensively in non-profit work and annually awards scholarships at The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, where his family established the Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship after his Mother. He’s also now in his eleventh year working with UNICEF as a U.S. Ambassador to help raise awareness of the needs of children around the world. Yip is passionate about his work with UNICEF and designed the 2009- 2019 UNICEF Snowflake Balls that took place in New York’s famous Cipriani. He also serves as the Founding and National Chair of The UNICEF Experience and has hosted four installments of the event in Atlanta.
Recognized on the street, in home improvement centers, and in public venues across America, Yip has been prominently featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and People Magazine, including a spot on the 2017 Most Beautiful list. His award-winning design work has repeatedly made its way onto the pages of House Beautiful, HGTV Magazine, and onto the cover of Traditional Home. He is also frequently seen on NBC's TODAY show, CNN, and is a regular contributor on Live! with Kelly and Ryan. Yip’s first book, “Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home” spent nearly a week as an Amazon #1 Bestseller and in the overall Amazon Top 15, landing at #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list. His second book, “Vern Yip’s Vacation at Home: Design Ideas for Creating Your Everyday Getaway” was released in the fall of 2019 and has quickly become a highly rated Amazon bestseller as well.
How do I book Vern Yip to speak at my event?
Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Vern Yip for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Vern Yip, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Vern Yip or any other speaker of your choice.
How much does it cost to book Vern Yip for a speaking engagement?
Speaking fees for Vern Yip, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Vern Yip are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Vern Yip, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
What topics does Vern Yip speak about?
Vern Yip is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Art, Asian Heritage, Diversity, Design, Home & Decor, Entertainers, Television & Film, Celebrity, Broadcasting, News & Media, Work-Life Balance, Real Estate and Social Activism.
Where does Vern Yip travel from?
Vern Yip generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.
Who is the agent for Vern Yip?
AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully secured keynote speakers like Vern Yip for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vern Yip for your next private or corporate function.
What is a full-service speaker booking agency?
AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Vern Yip or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?
If you’re looking for the best speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
Vern Yip is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Art, Asian Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vern Yip for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Vern Yip generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Ling, Kelvin Yu and Egypt Sherrod. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vern Yip for an upcoming event.
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors - Oct 21 2022
Won't be the last time we work together! Thank you!
Real Estate Staging Association - Jul 31 2018
SECO International - Mar 06 2018
Vern Yip is known for his lively interiors and for his creativity in changing up homes in shows such as TLC's Trading Spaces and HGTV Urban Oasis. He runs his ...
For HGTV Junkies, Vern Yip's Former Florida Retreat Might Be a Beachy Dream. The Florida house Vern Yip built—and designed—in 2013 is now on the market ...
The "HGTV Star" judge reflects on his decision to become an interior designer and his 13 years on TV.
We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.
Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.
I cannot say enough positive things about AAE Speakers Bureau. They were prompt in their responses, and were incredibly helpful with all of my questions and concerns. Their role in the planning process allowed for a smooth and successful event. It truly felt like they were invested in the event and wanted the best outcome for our organization.
- C. Gross, Target
We want to thank you for all your efforts to ensure the speaker's visit to Facebook was a success. Everything you did, all the communication and coordination you shared with us, led to an event that will no doubt be remembered by attendees for the rest of their lives. We are enormously grateful he was able to share his story with us.
- M. Piro, Facebook
The event was a strong success, and we are getting rave reviews from individuals all throughout the organization. Thank you for your support with booking and coordinating the speakers. You were very professional, customer service focused, and execution oriented. We appreciate your approach and look forward to the potential opportunity to work with AAE Speakers Bureau again.
- A. Yiadom, Pfizer
I have worked with many agencies to book guest speakers over the past 5 years. My experience with AAE has been the best. The website, search facilitation software, and speaker briefs were great. The follow-up and support from the sales agent and logistics manager were excellent. We will no doubt be in touch next year.
- K. Sanders, Coca Cola HBC
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your agency's incredible support in arranging for this event. I can say that our enthusiasm - which was already high - has now gone through the roof. The team at AAE has been essential in the process and are now heroes in our office.
- R. Douglas, University of Virginia
This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.
All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.