If you really want to know if Interior Design is right for, this book will be your comprehensive guide to the ins and outs of the business. In this book, you will learn what it takes to be an Interior Designer, what it costs to get certified, you will get all the techniques on how to get started, and much, much more.
An interior Designer is a consultant. You are there to beautify any particular environment as well as provide your clients with the service of explaining why you are recommending, and doing the things that your project will require. You must educate your client about interior design as well as design.
You have obviously given the idea of being an Interior Designer serious thought or you wouldn’t be reading this. Of course, like most people, you are probably wondering whether ornot it is the right choice for you. I can guarantee you, that after you’ve read this, you will know for sure if Interior Design is the right career choice for your future.
Interior Design can be a very lucrative job choice for the right person. You might be wondering exactly what an Interior Designer does. It is really simple. An Interior Designer creates, organizes, and designs commercial and/or residential properties. Basically, an interior designer works with the interior of a particular space, such as rooms, offices, boardrooms, and various other internal spaces.
Table of Contents
What does it take to be an interior Designer? 6
Am I Creative? 8
Am I Organized? 9
How Good am I at Problem Solving? 10
Can I Multitask? 11
Am I Personable? 13
Can I be Versatile? 14
How is my Business Sense? 15
Different types of Interior Designers 16
Residential Interior Designers 17
Commercial Interior Designers 18
How do I choose a Specialty? 21
What is more important to me? 22
What will I have to do to Specialize? 25
Is Interior Design Right for me? 26
What do I need? 29
College or University 31
Trade Schools 32
Online Design Programs 33
Self Teaching 36
Every Designer’s Necessity 37
What can I Expect? 37
What to Expect When Getting Started 38
How to Start Your Interior Design Business 39
Tips for building your portfolio 40
What you’ll need 42
Tips on Pricing 44