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How would I go about becoming and interior designer?

I live in Pa and would like to start a career as an interior designer, where do I begin?

Asked By: farmergyrl23 - 4/18/2006
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I've been in this business for almost all of my life. My Papa (grandfather) was a master wood carver from Germany and became an interior designer when he came to the US. My husband has his degrees in architecture and interior design. Interestingly enough, none of my degrees have anything to do with decorating... More
Answered By: eskie lover - 4/18/2006
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School and lots of it. You could try applying as an apprentice to current designer in your area.
Answered By: cmonwalter - 4/18/2006
 
Have you gone to college yet? If not you will need to get a degree in interior design. If you don't, you can't call yourself an interior designer. You can be an interior decorator, but not designer unless you have a degree. NY school of design is great, as well as Rhode Island. I began my career at 16. I went to work... More
Answered By: Ekaterina Casartelli - 4/18/2006
 
You need to take a course, unless you really have a knack. You can get great ideas from magazines. Often people will tell you what they want and you can just build on that. Start practicing with friends and family to get experience. From there word of mouth is a great sales aid to promote yourself.
Answered By: didey - 4/18/2006
 
look into your local college programs/ get certified/ get job.school is the only real answer here. there will be a certification exam probably with the state after successful completion
Answered By: danchappell7 - 4/18/2006
 
I've been in this business for 30 plus years today i work with some of the best iam not going to give you a long drawed out speech. There is only one way to learn this business of interior designing go on the job search on the internet and find a decorator and designer that is hiring go and work for them. They will... More
Answered By: ICHOOSETOTELLTHETRUTH - 4/19/2006
 
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