Plan, design, and furnish the internal space of rooms or buildings. Design interior environments or create physical layouts that are practical, aesthetic, and conducive to the intended purposes. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
I am an Interior Designer who integrates the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui into clients’ homes and businesses. My simple and elegant way of creating a special place is based on my life principles – joy, ease, and contentment.
I run a business and like all business owners I pay bills, write orders, make schedules and run errands. I meet with clients to discuss their projects- it's my job to translate their ideas into a real working home. I meet with my craftspeople (builders, painters, furniture makers etc.) to keep the design on target. I work on new ideas in my studio and I go out looking for new materials/ideas to use in projects.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
Level of Education Attained by Interior Designers
Most common level of education among people in this career: Bachelor's degree (54%)
My work is guided by my virtue; being honest, being kind, and doing the right thing. I studied Black Sect Tantric Buddhism (BTB) Feng Shui with His Holiness Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun and Ms. Katherine Metz. Finding your mantra will help you find success.
I didn't finish design school but I think it is an easier path if you have a formal design education. You can't short cut spending time learning so you might as well be around professors and others pursuing the same goal. But you are never finished - always be open to learning. Art history, photography, architecture all relate. Take classes in wood working and upholstery so you understand construction and the level of difficulty involved.
Be ready to work, and get involved early: get in touch with design and architecture outreach programs in your local city, or just reach out to architects nearby. You’ll be surprised by how willing people will be to help you out, and to explain different career paths to you. Most importantly: keep having fun!
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