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So you want to be an Interior Designer?

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Are you nodding your head and screaming yes to the above title? A career in Interior Design is highly rewarding not just in terms of salary but more so the satisfaction of creating/crafting beautiful environments for people to live and work in. Let’s explore further: 


What does it mean to become an Interior Designer? 
Interior designers creatively transform a space but they do much more than making it pretty, their work also involves improving the functionality of the space in order to serve its purpose at an optimum level, which includes improving indoor air quality, lighting and enhancing its safety, among others. Designers must possess excellent communication skills, both visually and verbally in order to convey ideas and designs to various clients effectively. They must also be resourceful and good problem solvers, a knack at finding solutions independently and creatively. Good managements skills are needed to instruct and manage builders or craftsmen. 
What are the Career Opportunities?
With an education in Interior Design, you could find work in an interior design company, provide design services to various retail establishments, venture into set or production design for films and theater or even start your own design firm.  Interior Design is a stable career that grows with the economy and the choices are many. 
Other potential positions include:
- Project Designer
- Assistant Designer
- Architectural Assistant
- Facility and Space Planner
- Consultant to engineering or architectural firms
- Interior Design Educator 
- Designer for product, accessory and furniture retailers 
What are the Qualifications?
A degree in Interior Design or in Architecture will be requested. A good class of degree is important but personality and experience play a decisive role as well. Employers look for designers who are team players, creative thinkers and confident in dealing with suppliers and clients. Students of Interior Design are strongly encouraged to gain relevant work experience while studying in order to expand their knowledge and hands-on experience of everyday life. 
Where to study Interior Design in the UK? 
There are many universities and colleges with various courses on Interior Design, here are some with great reputation in their Interior Design programmes, click to find out more:
The industry of Interior Design is highly competitive and clients are becoming more knowledgeable, therefore, breaking into the industry not only requires a good education and job placement, but students need to become a sponge, soaking up all that inspire and never stop learning because designs come from anywhere and everywhere.
Interior Designers of the future, we look forward to seeing your masterpiece. 
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