Why I chose this path?: I love to design anything I can. It lets me express my personality and who I am. I am also very artistic, and to be an interior designer you have to have an artistic ability
ACTIVE LISTENING : In order to effectively help the client, you must listen to everything they have to say. If you do a design that was not desired by the client, your job will not be done correctly.
To understand what the client wants, you must be able to think clearly and truly get the feel for what they want. In order to do this critical thinking is needed .
WORKING IN TEAMS
In most cases, you will be working with other people while designing. Everyone has different opinions, so this is why working in teams is important.
You must be able to communicate with your co-workers about different design options that everyone has to offer.
When working with other co-workers, many people have different opinions, so you must be open and diverse to take in new design ideas.
A typical day of being an interior designer includes working with people to determine how to design for the layout you are given. These designs must accommodate to what the client wants
Job Outlook/ Projections Annual Employment (2008)72,000 employees Projected growth:(2008-2018) Faster than average (14% to 19%) Projected job openings (2008-2018) 35,900Top industries (2008)
The tasks include talking to clients to plan an interior environment for them. It also includes, drawing for construction plans.
Drafters Art Directors Commercial and Industrial Designers Set and Exhibit Designers Costume Attendants Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
National median wages ( 2009) 22.20 hourly, $46,180
Salary in New York:
Joining to shadow with an interior design company is very important in helping you find a career. Some places you can join to shadow with or intern with would be a local interior design company.
78% people get a bachelors degree.
22% people get an associates degree.
Education- I would go to a four year college to first get my bachelors degree, then I might want to advance to a further degree
Courses- Interior design course in high school, Art classes.
Schools you can attend: The art institute of New York, Digital media arts college, and academy of art university.
My Fed-ex shadowing experience at Dowling college opened my eyes to the world. It showed me that we all need each other in this world. During the experience, we did many activities that included team work. From this, I have realized that working together with other people is very important for a successful life, and a sucessful career.