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Interior Design Jobs Require Proper Education : Is your dream to have one of the best interior design jobs in town? How do you go about securing that exciting new position at an exclusive design firm? It takes a good education, plenty of hands on experience in the interior design field and it takes the right contacts in the industry. Are you a creative and artistic person that loves to re-do living spaces for friends and family. Imagine being paid for it! That is exactly what interior design jobs are all about; being paid for re-designing homes and businesses. Interior designers love their work. It is demanding and stressful but thoroughly rewarding when the job is complete and your client is thrilled. Interior designers meet people from all occupations, as many different types and nationalities of people will require an interior designer at some point in their life. However, not everyone can afford to hire an interior designer, so your clientèle will mostly be the wealthy. Your dream of having of having an exciting interior design job could take you to a large Interior Design firm, an up and coming design firm or even starting your own interior design company. With the influx of design programs on television, more and more people are re-designing their homes than ever before. Thus, the demand for interior design jobs is at its highest. Not just homeowners are hiring interior designers. Many businesses are hiring professional interior designers to make their offices more people friendly. Here is a sample list of businesses that hire interior designers: o Hotels o Law Firms o Restaurants o Art Galleries o Ad Agencies o Boutiques o Hair Salons o Spas o Medical Offices o Corporate Head Offices o Model Homes Becoming an Interior Designer requires two to five years of post secondary education. You can earn an Interior Design Degree from an accredited online school or from a campus that teaches in lecture and studio format. Interior Designers need more skills than just creativity; they need to know building regulations, fire codes, handicap access, sound and lighting design. So be prepared to learn these skills in college in order to secure one of those exciting interior design jobs. An Interior Design School graduate is eligible for entry-level design positions in such areas as residential and commercial design, CAD (computer aided drafting), showroom planning and management and space planning among many others. Interior Designers are no longer self-taught. In some states, it is mandatory for Interior Designers to be licensed. Your education in Interior Design will prepare you for any number of interior design jobs. Interior design degree programs teach students about computer aided drafting programs and about liberal arts and humanities. Buildings are also about the people that use them not just about the function of the building itself. Lastly, try to learn as much about business in case you want to be a self-employed interior designer. Take some courses in marketing, merchandising and business psychology. These courses would also help land one of many interior design jobs that are out there.
How To Choose An Interior Designer Or Redecorator : What types of professional interior designers are available? Have you heard of Interior redecorators? These professional interior decorators transform your home using things you have accumulated over the years. The end result is a balanced, harmonious space that reflects the personality of the people who use it. Many interior designers have added this service to their repertoire. Alternate terms for professional interior designers specializing in interior redecorating are interior redesigners, interior arrangers, interior stylists, one day decorators, visual coordinators or interior refiners. What is a Certified Interior Designer? (from B&P Code Section 5800,5538) A Certified interior designer is a competent design professional who is qualified to design, prepare, and submit any type of nonstructural, non-seismic interior construction plans and specifications to local building departments. Certified interior designers have demonstrated through education, experience, and examination their knowledge of the Uniform Building Code as it relates to space planning, life safety, flammability, and disabled access code issues. Most interior designers have a minimum four-year education. Many have Master of Interior Design degrees or other additional education in architecture or interior design. Interior designers who have many years experience may not have a Bachelors in Interior Design, but usually are well educated and have many years of qualified experience. All qualified interior designers will indicate that they have passed the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Certification) examination and/or are registered/ certified/ licensed in their state. How do Interior Decorators charge for their services? Flat Design Fee: The client pays a flat fee for the professional interior designers services based on the design plan, time required, and scope of services. Hourly Rate: The interior decorator bills a negotiated rate per hour. Cost Plus Method: Professional interior designers charge a set percentage on all merchandise purchased and tradesmens services rendered. Mixed Method: The client pays both a set percentage on purchases and a base design fee for hourly rate. Per square foot: This method is used especially in new construction. What to ask at the first meeting: o Ask to see the interior designers portfolio, but remember that the designs reflect other peoples tastes,¬ not necessarily the interior decorators, and possibly not your own. o Ask what size projects the interior designer has worked on, where, and what was the budget range. o Ask how the established budget will be handled, and the kind of payment schedules the interior decorator requires. o Ask about the types of services the designer can provide. o Ask for a list of references. What you may be asked at the first meeting: It is a good idea to prepare for your first meeting with a professional interior designer by creating your own folder of clippings from magazines, catalogs, and books of design ideas that appeal to you. You may also be asked some or all of the following questions: o For whom is the space being designed? o What activities will take place in the space? o How long do you plan to occupy the space? o What is your time frame for completing the project? o What is your budget? o Are you relocating or remodeling? o What image do you want to project? o What colors, style, and effects do you like? o What are your objective and lifestyle needs? o What is the approximate square footage to be designed? If a professional interior designer, or anyone, for that matter, tells you the process is easy, stress-free, and will be complete in two weeks, theyre either lying or stupid. Dont hire that person.
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