Why go into interior design?
Interior design is an extremely creative job that combines academic knowledge of the subject with product know-how, style and flair. On top of that, you need a large dose of professionalism, diplomacy and great personal skills to deal with clients and contractors.
What are the main benefits of being an interior designer?
The main benefits are you are in industry that will satisfy your creative needs, and one that is always changing in terms of fashion and trends. As an Interior Designer, you can encounter some amazing people and clients along the way, as well take your skills with you, so you could work pretty much anywhere in the world.
What are the downsides?
It can sometimes be tricky when dealing with clients if, for example they change their minds or aren’t happy with a particular direction you’re going in. Having said that, the experience you’ll gain of how to deal with a difficult client, or an unfortunate pitch, is invaluable and will help you develop a slightly thicker skin.