While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to becoming a professional interior designer, most people take the following steps to get started:
1. Improve your vision.
You can hone your eye at any age, whether you’re just starting out in design school or returning to the field later in life. The most important factor in developing a keen design sensibility is to be acutely aware of your surroundings: pay close attention to graphic design, clothing, architecture, and landscape design. Everything has significance and emotion. Bookstores, museums, art and furniture galleries, vintage markets, and clothing stores are great places to start developing strong ideas about the types of design you’re naturally drawn to—bold, muted, playful, classic, and futuristic.
2. Investigate interior design.
Most firms require their interior designers to have some formal education—at least a bachelor’s degree, but depending on the firm, it could be as little as an associate’s degree or as much as a master’s degree. While relevant fields such as architecture or design theory are preferred, especially from an official interior design programme accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), if you’re getting a degree in something else, consider taking some design-related coursework (such as fine art, art and design, computer-aided design, or colour theory) to round out your studies.
3. Seek formal education.
After finishing your degree programme, it’s time to look for experience-building job opportunities to begin building your portfolio. Before you can officially market yourself as an interior designer, you need at least two years of full-time, on-the-job training and experience, so look for design jobs like internships, apprenticeships, or entry-level jobs at interior design firms.
4. Get your licence.
After two years of experience and two years of education, you are eligible to take the NCIDQ, which is the official standard for interior design in many areas of the United States and Canada. A NCIDQ certification will demonstrate to clients that you are qualified and serious about the profession, making it an excellent starting point for an interior design career.
5. Work for a company or go it alone.
Once licenced, you can pursue any type of interior design work you want, whether it’s working for an established firm or starting your own small business for design services and finding new clients on your own.
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What Does an Interior Designer Do?
1. Listens to client requirements, including space objectives, interests, and budget.
2. Sketches of layout plans that consider how people will utilise the space
3. Chooses and orders cohesive, within-budget furniture and materials.
4. Uses computer software to finalise design plans
5. Estimates and anticipates all project costs
6. Establishes a schedule for the project.
7. Supervises the installation of all space design elements.
8. Meets with clients to ensure their satisfaction
9. Solicits potential clients and submits bids for new projects.