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My Career: Interior Design

A little preview of what the Interior Designer does and the 21st century skills necessary for a successful career in it.
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Alyssa Smith

on 5 October 2014

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Transcript of My Career: Interior Design

Interior Design
The 21st Century way
Interior Design
An Interior Designer takes a drab space and, through planning and creative ideas, transforms it into a beautiful new space that is completely personalized to each clients' taste.
What is it?
Is it limited? Or are there options?
How do I know I won't get bored?
What are the skills needed for Interior design?
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Interior design consists of two different areas: decorator and designer.
:Interior Decorator
Interior designer:
Adds furnishings to bring the space to life
Typically no educational requirements
Emphasis on the planning, functional design, and use of the space
Typically has an educational background
There are three different areas of specialty to suit each persons interest!
Modern:
Vintage:
Themed:
Cultural:
Interior design keeps you on your toes while keeping the creative juices flowing. There is never a dull moment with the endless possibility of styles.
Commercial
Residential
Other
Retail
Corporate
Healthcare
Hospitality
and
Recreation
Institution
Malls
Department stores
Banks
Businesses
Hospitals
Dentist Offices
Laboratories
Hotels
Resorts
Cafes
Bars
Spas
Restaurants
Gyms
Schools and Universities
Government Offices
Religious Facilities
Event Design
Museums
Theater
Film and TV
Specialties!
Why do I need them?
What are 21st Century Skills?
What are they good for?
do they help me?
are they beneficial?
Do employers look for them?
Where do I learn these?
21st century skills are gained through every day life experiences along with some education. So, fear no more, and get out there and pursue your passions.

The more skills you learn, the more you are able to adapt the ever-evolving 21st century.

Being a well-rounded person is not only beneficial for you, but also for employers.
There are 4 categories:
Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, People Skills, and Personal Qualities.
Mathematics
Listening
Decision-making
Visualization
Cultural Diversity
Responsibility
Understanding and working well with all the
social classes

Understanding and working with all different types of
ethnicity
Pay attention to clients' wants and personal aesthetics to create a design that best suits him/her
Decorating
Pros and Cons
Alyssa Smith
Transfer student
Creative
Artistic Career
Interior Design
Dream Career :D
Exploring cultures
Planning and being creative
Utilizing color
Spaces transform!
Ideas come to life!
My career:
Career attributes:
Happy Worker,
happy Client:
Private Residences
Colors
Patterns
Themes
Make the best choices for designs when taking the space, location, and materials into consideration.
Budgeting
Estimating prices
Figuring out estimates and calculating exact measurements
Determining the cost of materials
Maintain high levels of effort
Work hard
Remain detail-oriented
Maintain high standards of optimism, energy, honesty, and attendance
Be sure to pay close attention and adhere to deadlines
Imagining a room from a blueprint or sketches
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