Becoming a Designer
There is nothing quite like having a designer as a partner in life, there is such a sense of awe when you walk into the office of a designer. But what does it take to become a designer? A designer is someone who designs something from scratch or prepares drawings for a design, before it ever comes to fruition. This is not to say that designers are bad people, far from it, but sometimes it takes a creative spark to get a great idea out of your head.
While some people know all too well what it takes to make something beautiful, elegant, and functional, others lack this creativity. If your only area of interest in life is creating mass production designs for everything from shoes to kitchen cabinets, then you probably don’t have what it takes. To be a designer, you must be able to draw out of your own mind all sorts of beautiful images, and then create a plan to realize those designs into a tangible object. While this might sound like a daunting task for a lot of us with less than advanced degrees, it can be done with determination and a lot of hard work. If you are truly committed to becoming a designer, then you will probably find your niche and begin making successful designs before you know it.
Although most designers will focus on just one area of interior design, such as lighting, furniture, and flooring, there are many other designer areas you can specialize in. For instance, if you choose to focus on the lighting design of a room, you may become an interior designer for home lighting. You can also become a home decorator who focuses on furnishing or upholstery. Then, if you want to specialize in flooring, you can become an interior designer for floor covering such as wood, ceramic, stone, glass, and tile. And, if you want to be in charge of a whole house’s furniture, then you would be an interior designer who designs entire rooms at a time.