John Gidding Trading Spaces

John Gidding | TLC's Trading Spaces (2019)

Born in Istanbul, Turkey to a Greek mother and an American father, Can Danny Gidding — pronounced “John” in Turkish— has been subjected to a world of byzantine influences since birth.  Art and music were his earliest loves, and he was drawn to both while attending high school in Leysin, Switzerland.  Afterwards, he majored in Architecture at Yale, received his masters in Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and embarked upon a career as a designer on television, with shows on HGTV, ABC, FOX, Logo and currently on TLC's "Trading Spaces" where John has moved back into the field of art and art’s applications for interior design.

John has maintained a steady stream of sketchbooks since 1995, sketching whatever provokes his interest with the same skill, precision, and hand-written notes, that were used by illustrators before the age of photography and was taught to him in Leysin.  He splits time between the USA where he lives, and Turkey and Europe where his family lives.

John will be presenting on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Friday and Saturday!

WRAL Smart Shopper

FAYE PROSSER
WRAL-TV SMART SHOPPER

Join Faye for a money saving workshop that will teach you how to save on your grocery expenses each and every week. Faye Prosser is WRAL-TV's Smart Shopper and author of The Smart Spending Guide. This workshop will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you ever thought possible!

Don't miss Faye's "How to Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half" workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!