About

Point Road is a design studio for people. Yep, people. We help our clients solve problems and live into their greatest potential. Building our Point Road community, sharing ideas that catalyze, and creating beautiful and useful objects make us pumped to get out of bed each morning.

We believe that you can bring a designer’s mindset to the way you live and lead in the same way you design a piece of furniture, organize your living room or layout a website. For us, great design happens at the intersection of beauty, function and intention. We work with our community to help individuals and organizations get clear on what they want and design a path forward.

We believe that the more people there are doing things that light them up, the better off this whole, wide, beautiful world will be. Be your best self. Make the best world. It’s that big. And it’s that simple.

 

Story

Point Road is our design studio, but it’s also a real place. Point Road is a winding street in upstate New York that founder Sharon Lipovsky has been going to every summer of her adult life. Down a long gravel driveway is a camp that’s been in her family for over a hundred years. Her children are the beginning of the sixth-generation to enjoy this place. It is the kind of majestic setting that inspires – high peaks of the Adirondacks soar on one side and the giant expanse of Lake Champlain spreads out along the other. Vermont’s Green Mountains across the water look a hazy shade of purple at dusk.

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Time slows in this magical place and the important things always have a way of taking focus. Gone are the worries of email backlogs, performance objectives and information overload. You can focus on the things that matter most. Community, being outdoors, making things with our hands, peace. Your whole person feels rejuvenated by this place and the simple life that it offers. We aim to bring the spirit of Point Road to every engagement that we build and the way that we lead ourselves.

Beyond the physical location, we appreciate the spirit of these words.

We see ourselves as partners with you along your own path. You set the purpose of where we are headed, but we are there to walk with you every step of the way.

 

Founder

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Sharon Lipovsky founded Point Road Studios in 2012 after the birth of her first child. It felt like a tough decision at the time. She had spent the first decade of her career working in professional services as a sales and account executive known for building lasting relationships and getting results. She loved supporting her healthcare and higher education clients; these were people committed to making positive change real in the world. How could she possibly walk away from meaningful work that challenged her to grow and provided a comfortable life for her family?

It took a fair amount of internal reflection (spending a month walking across Spain while 6 months pregnant helped a lot!), but in the end the choice was obvious. Comfort wasn’t as important as adventure. Doing great work is awesome, but Sharon was more curious about creating the biggest, most meaningful impact possible. She was ready for a new playground and something deep inside told her there was more she could offer. She figured that since so many other balls were already up in the air, she might as well commit to juggling! She has been regularly delighted by where this at-the-time terrifying decision has led her.

Sharon has been fascinated by both art and business for as long as she can remember. Her first entrepreneurial venture was Artistic Art. (She and her friends couldn’t believe they came up with such a fantastic name. Yeah. They were 6 years old.) They held art fairs, gallery openings, pop up lemonade stands and yard sales. They even put out a magazine made out of leftover school folders discovered in the garage. They had enthusiastic and proud patrons (ahem, parents and neighbors). Humor aside, Artistic Art was Sharon’s original foray into creative entrepreneurship, and it taught her some lasting lessons that continue to play a role at Point Road:

Work with people you love! Create objects that make you happy! Don’t be afraid to ask for what you are worth! Sharon is glad that even as a grown up, she can still bring people together to play, create and grow.