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How I Became an Interior Designer
I recently realized that I have never shared my story of how I became an interior designer here on the blog. I get asked this question constantly by aspiring designers, and quite frankly, there is no short answer to give! This long story starts back in 2007. I was a senior at UNC Chapel Hill and after years of preparing to go to medical school, the reality set in that I was graduating in a few months and I did NOT want to apply...
Before You Enroll in Design School, Read This
Over on Instagram, I get a lot of DM questions about how to become a designer and whether or not one should pursue formal education in order to provide interior design services to clients.
As someone who completed a bachelor’s degree in interior design as a second bachelor’s degree, you would think that I am firmly PRO interior design education. If you haven’t, go back and read my whole design journey story here.
But to be completely honest, I lean more towards the opposite response. Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely proud that I completed my degree program and I’m so grateful for the education and nurturing I received at Meredith College. However, the interior design industry as a whole is changing so quickly and what most aspiring designers desire to do for a living is NOT what is taught in design school.