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Career talk on interior design for the junior class of Assumption Antipolo, July 20, 2010

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Career Talk on Interior Design

  1. 1. INTERIOR DESIGN<br />From the perspective of a fresh graduate<br />
  2. 2. Key Players in Construction<br />
  3. 3. Practice of Interior Design<br />The act of planning, designing, specifying, supervising and giving general administration and responsible direction to the functional, orderly and aesthetic arrangement and development of interiors of buildings and residences that shall contribute to the enhancement and safeguard of life, health and property and the promotion and enrichment of the quality of life. <br />Interior Designer<br />A natural person who has been issued a certificate of registration and a valid professional license by the Board of Interior Design<br />
  4. 4. Designer<br />Decorator<br />Licensed professional and duly registered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)<br />Governing law on the interior design profession: RA 8534, The Philippine Interior Design Act of 1998<br />Guided by standard fees ><br />Unlicensed<br />Often referred as stylists, consultants and decorators ><br />
  5. 5. Functional <br />design<br />Safety<br />Aesthetics<br />Psychological & <br />spiritual wellbeing<br />Sustainability<br />
  6. 6. Qualification of Applicant for Examination<br />Must be a Filipino citizen<br />Must not have been convicted of any crime<br />Degree holder of Bachelor in Interior Design or Master of Interior Design ><br />
  7. 7. Knowledge Requirements<br />Interior Design<br />Furniture Design<br />Materials of Decoration<br />Art History and Period Styles<br />Building Construction<br />Professional Practice and Ethics<br />Color Theory ><br />
  8. 8. Interior Design<br />design theories and principles in interior planning<br />space planning of residential spaces, office systems, commercial establishments; interior designing for theater stage, movie, television set and other special interiors<br />
  9. 9. Furniture Design<br />furniture construction, materials, finishes, anthropometrics<br />
  10. 10. Materials of Decoration<br />hard and soft materials, methods and techniques of fabrication, specifications and cost estimates<br />
  11. 11. Art History and Period Styles<br />identification, comparison, influences in interior design<br />
  12. 12. Building Construction<br />method and techniques, building materials and building systems<br />
  13. 13. Professional Practice and Ethics<br />codes, regulations and contracts<br />
  14. 14. Practical guidance to color mixing and the visual impacts of specific color combinations<br />Color Theory<br />
  15. 15. Interior design skills<br />Conceptualizing<br />Time-managing<br />Drafting, drawing and designing<br />Scaling<br />Rendering<br />Specifying <br />Presentation and effective communication<br />Model Making<br />
  16. 16. Qualities<br /><ul><li>LISTEN, INTERPRET & DELIVER
  17. 17. Strong sense of comprehension of the design problem
  18. 18. Ability to synthesize ideas, to produce a creative yet functional and economical design solution</li></ul>As a student<br /><ul><li>Interest + enthusiasm
  19. 19. Creativeness</li></li></ul><li>Sketch in my freshman year<br />
  20. 20. Programming<br />Schematic Design<br />Design Development<br />Construction Documents<br />Construction Administration<br />Key tasks in interior design projects<br />
  21. 21. The Universe Study from the Interior Design magazine<br />“In December 2009, an online survey was conducted among 40,000 design industry professionals… Detailed findings are based on the 3,527 qualified respondents who work on interior projects and specify design products.”<br />
  22. 22. Responsibilities of the ProfessionConditions Governing Professional Conduct<br />Designer must have the highest integrity, judgment, business acumen and artistic and technical ability<br />Designer acts as professional adviser to his client and his advice must be unprejudiced<br />Designer has moral responsibilities to his professional associates and subordinates<br />Engaged in a profession that has responsibilities to the public ><br />
  23. 23. Responsibilities of the Interior DesignerIn relation to his client<br />To meet the aesthetic and functional requirements of the project<br />Exact scope of services and corresponding professional fees <br />Consider the effects of his work upon the life and well-being of the public and the community ><br />
  24. 24. Responsibilities of the Interior DesignerIn relation to the architect<br />Do not override the architect’s scope of work – do not make architectural changes in plans or specifications<br />Do not make malicious criticisms <br />Do not have a designer’s architectural plans signed by any licensed architect to pass as work of an interior designer’s firm ><br />
  25. 25. Responsibilities of the Interior DesignerIn relation to his manufactures, contractors and suppliers<br />Provide manufacturer with clear information to execute the contract correctly <br />Shall not receive commission or fees from suppliers, but can accept market discount that will be credited to the client ><br />
  26. 26. Responsibilities of the Interior DesignerIn relation to his colleagues and subordinates<br />Do not besmirch other interior designer for the same project and client GG<br />Designer shall inspire the loyalty of his employees and subordinates – suitable working conditions, adequate and just compensation<br />Tutor and mentor the young aspirants<br />Unselfishly share technical information and experience ><br />
  27. 27. Responsibilities of the Interior DesignerIn relation to the people<br />Advance the safety, health and well-being of the people and the community – physical, mental and psychological needs of end-users<br />
  28. 28. Responsibilities of the Interior DesignerIn relation to the people<br />Advance promotion, restoration or preservation of historic and architectural heritage of the nation – culture and identity<br />
  29. 29. Qualities and skills I acquired in my academic training<br />Competency in project management and time management<br />Being detail oriented<br />Having ingenuity and resourcefulness<br />Teamwork and working relationships<br />Communication skills and being well suited<br />Having patience and perseverance<br />Having self-motivation and dedication ><br />
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  47. 47. Work opportunities<br />The booming industry of real estate – condominiums!<br />There are always homeowners looking for designers<br />Balikbayan and retirees looking to settle down<br />Commercial spaces – restaurants, retail stores><br />
  48. 48. Related professions<br />Furniture designer<br />Lighting designer<br />Instructor of interior design<br />Graphic designer<br />Industrial designer<br />Visual Merchandiser<br />Events planner<br />Publications-related field – magazine, etc.<br />Set designer<br />Scenic designer – backdrop<br />Production designer<br />
  49. 49. Get to know the profession<br />Make informal interviews with personalities in the profession<br />Read books and journals – explore the aisles!<br />Topic-oriented magazines: Real Living, Home & Entertaining, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, etc.<br />Websites – company sites, forums, blogs<br />Observe your environment ><br />
  50. 50. Websites you can check out<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  51. 51. Good Luck!<br />