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Christmas Design Themes 2019

Posted on 05 Dec, 2019

Interior design and styling is an art that comes to life in the festive season, and this year is no exception. Everyone wants their Christmas to be an incredible moment of beauty and joy and there are some wonderful seasonal trends to consider that are particularly beautiful in 2019, which we are excited to share and explore with you.

Soft, earthy, natural themes are very prominent in the trade this year, a theme revolving around cones and leaves, twine and mushrooms. Coming from a desire to not only be closer to nature but to also have a festive celebration that isn’t wasteful has brought around some beautiful pieces for your home. A tree adorned with pine cones and wood... Continue reading >

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Pre Job Hunt Preparation – Ready for the Job of your Dreams?

Posted on 25 Nov, 2019

Blending creative passions with ingenious purpose, a designer (whether Interior, Furniture or Product) crafts beautiful spaces, great furniture or products for the workplace, for the home and for play. Here at Careers in Design, our passion is finding candidates the design jobs of their dreams.

Any job hunt is intimidating, whether you are taking the first steps of your career with us or returning to the field, and so here are some key tasks to check off before beginning applications:

- It’s important that your CV is up to date and has all of your latest, most relevant experience on it, particularly current industry key words so that hiring managers and app... Continue reading >

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Open-plan living

Posted on 07 Nov, 2019

Here at Careers in Design, we don't just prepare CVs for our clients and match them with one of the extensive number of design jobs in our portfolio. We also take a keen interest in trends and developments within the industry.

Trends like open-plan living, for instance.

Anybody interested in the field of interior design should familiarise themselves with this concept, especially since it often comes up in discussion at interviews for interior design jobs.

Aesthetically, open-plan living is a simple way to layout a room or building but, for the designer, it offers several challenges, requiring the appropriate practical considerations to overcome. Here are some key design tips…

Invisible ... Continue reading >

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Transferable Skills for an Interior Designer

Posted on 25 Oct, 2019

At Careers in Design our portfolio of interior design jobs is constantly changing as new vacancies with differing requirements pop up from our extensive list of clients. Outside of having the relevant degree and experience plus appropriate CAD software skills, what else is that prospective employer is looking for?

Let’s take a look at some transferable soft skills that you might already have from your current job.

Communication

Most interior design jobs involve being part of a team. It’s important, as a designer to be able to communicate effectively to different audiences and through different media. Remember, you’re responsible for promoting your design work to both colleagues and clients.

Vision

When you look at an em... Continue reading >

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What to wear at an interview?

Posted on 14 Oct, 2019

So, you have decided to take a new approach and move forward with a brand new design job - that’s fantastic! 

But you may be thinking about how you should dress and grasp that new design job with both hands. 

It is crucial to know how to present yourself and just like your portfolio - you need to be well-presented at your interview. 

We discuss a few tailored tips on how you can dress to impress and reach new heights within your next design position. But remember that whatever you choose make sure the fit is right and it is comfortable to wear and sit down in.

Design job interview: the male edition

The usual attire has always been a dashing suit and tie, but when applying for a creative job in the design industry, it is impo... Continue reading >

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How to Truly Optimise a Small House

Posted on 16 Sep, 2019

It can be a challenge to decorate a small space and can seem like quite a difficult interior design job - but it doesn’t have to be! 

No matter the size of the home you are designing and decorating for, you need to bring in as much personality as possible - without the rooms feeling cramped and overcrowded with furniture and accessories. 

Here at Careers in Design, we have put together a ‘go-to’ guide on how to decorate a small house.  

Stay clear of the floor space

Making sure that the floors are clean in small houses is essential. One medium-sized product can actually take a large amount of space in a small house and if you can’t walk through the room with ease, then it is time to rethink your layout.  Continue reading >

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Signs you're Ready for a New Position

Posted on 03 Sep, 2019

Searching for and obtaining a brand new job can be an exciting project to process. From creating mind maps and lists, researching opportunities and potential educational courses, it can be quite the adventure!

But, what are the signs you should be aware of when it is time to start something new in your life?

In this blog, we will guide you through the most common signals that will advise you that it may be time to look for a new opportunity. 

You are no longer enjoying your job 

It can be a daunting process to go to work if the passion and drive are no longer sustaining your interest, particularly in the design sector. By simply taking a step back and analysing your current skills and aligning them with your desired goals and role, you will be... Continue reading >

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Themed Bathrooms

Posted on 27 Aug, 2019

Themed bathrooms have been seen in the interior design world for decades. Given the connection with water, nautical and seaside themes are most commonly created, with the influence of these themes apparent in the profusion of blue and aqua coloured bathrooms.

The rise of luxurious, hotel-style bathrooms dominated with stone, natural materials and neutral colours have pushed themed bathrooms out of style, but in recent years they have seen a reprise. 

In 2019, a bathroom based on a theme is seen as a way to inject personality and even a touch of fantasy into a room that can often be plain and is usually focused on practicality. Your chosen theme could be as simple as incorporating your favourite colour, or it could be based on an iconic location like London, Paris or... Continue reading >

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Creating the Perfect Home Office

Posted on 06 Aug, 2019

Whether you work from home, want a dedicated space for extra projects or just a quiet area for the kids to do homework, most of us dream of setting up a home office.

A dedicated home office can transform your work process completely but you do need to put some thought into it. Step away from the rickety computer chair and rusty filing cabinet, you need to make sure you create a space that will not only encourage you to work with a clear mind, but that you will actually enjoy spending time in. That way you are more likely to be more productive, to take care of the space, and to ultimately get the best out of the room.

Less is More

Clutter will make you feel stressed, and if keeping your office tidy becomes too much work, you’ll soon find yourself trying to... Continue reading >

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Incorporating Nature Into Your Interiors

Posted on 22 Jul, 2019

It’s officially summer and it’s time to embrace nature. As the good weather encourages you to spend more of your day outdoors, you’ll be drinking up the sunshine, enjoying the flowers in bloom and making the most of outdoor spaces. But have you considered the ways that nature can be incorporated into interior design? 

At Careers in Design we love everything to do with design, and have been matching designers with opportunities for two decades. We’ve put together some tips on ways to enjoy the beauty of summer even when the nights start to draw in.

Go Floral

Flower prints and images are on trend, so a simple way to bring nature into your home is by looking at these types of prints in your wallpaper and upholstery. In light and bright... Continue reading >

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