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Designer--Commercial & Residential Space

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Interior Designer #1115 - Tape Number: 1115

Career Profile:
Designer--Commercial & Residential Space

In this session, students will interact with a designer who says choosing a career was easy, since she has always had an interest in the design area. After high school, she studied interior design at one of Iowa's community colleges. There she learned about color, drafting, art history, computers, math and communication. During college, she worked in a furniture store and her first job after college was in a paint store. Both of these jobs gave her some experiences that have helped her in her current position.

She now designs interior space for commercial and residential properties. Her job duties include getting bids to builders or homeowners, scheduling installation and some drafting for custom-built furniture. She says interior designers must be organized, patient and enjoy working with people. She enjoys seeing the end results of her work and knows pleasant interiors make people feel more comfortable.

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Are you ever afraid of making mistakes? AUDIO TEXT
In college did you feel you had the proper computer training? AUDIO TEXT
Are you honest with your clients? AUDIO TEXT
Do you ever have clients that can’t make up their mind? AUDIO TEXT
What do you do when a couple disagrees with each other? AUDIO TEXT
Have you ever had to rip out a project you just finished and start over? AUDIO TEXT
Do you use computers in your job? AUDIO TEXT
If you didn’t work where you do now, what else would you do? AUDIO TEXT
Did you design your own home? AUDIO TEXT
Do you get discounts on materials? AUDIO TEXT
How many years of college do you recommend? AUDIO TEXT

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