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Current On-Trend Lighting Ideas

Posted on 29 Jul, 2022

As any interior designer knows, lighting is one of the cornerstones of design, however many people don’t seem to think about it until it is pointed out to them by the designer during the initial briefing phase. Perhaps it’s because most lighting is above eye-level and out of sight. Maybe it’s because we use light to see, so don’t think of it as a fixture. Whatever the reason it is important to consider your lighting scheme early on in the design. With this in mind we thought we'd look at the latest trends in lighting for 2022.

Marble and Metal Floor Lamps

Slender floor lamps, rising up from ground level to meet our expectant gaze are all the rage in 2022. The trick, of course, is to use a material that’s heavy... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Tips for a Winning LinkedIn Profile

Posted on 19 Jul, 2022

If you’re looking for a job then you should make sure you have an up-to-date and effective LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a social media platform dedicated to networking and is a useful resource for any professional looking to raise their profile within the industry. Whether you’re on the lookout for a permanent position, or a freelancer searching for a contract, LinkedIn is a key tool in your arsenal.

In this blog, we’re going take a look at some simple hints and tips that can make your LinkedIn profile within the design world more effective.

Include a Headshot

On social media – as in the real world – people like to know who it is that they are interacting with. For many, the default profile pic is a r... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting

What is Mid-Century Interior Design?

Posted on 28 Jun, 2022

As the name suggests, Mid-century Modern is an interior design movement that sprung up in the middle of the 20th century, during the post-War years. While it was popular for a span of about thirty years between 1945-1975, it hit its peak in the mid-1950s. However, you can’t keep a good design style down. Like so many other trends, what was popular once will become so again, with sufficient passage of time. That’s exactly what has happened with Mid-century Modern, as many contemporary designers begin taking on its aesthetic.

So what is Mid-century Modern, in practical terms? What is its aesthetic? Its theme? Its feel? More importantly, how can you replicate it in now in 2022?

Origins of Mid-century Modern Design

Mid-century Modern is a minimalist des... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

How to Expand Your Network of Contacts to Pave the Way to Your Next Job

Posted on 14 Jun, 2022

Networking is one of the most important skills you can develop to improve your chances of success in your chosen career. In the field of interior, product or furniture design, it’s essential that you get to know people not just within the design sector itself, but on the periphery. Establishing a good network of contacts means you will be the first person they think of if a new position comes up, or if they hear about an exciting opportunity through their own contacts.

In this article, we thought we'd explore five simple ways that can help you expand your network of contacts and improve your prospects for future success.

Expand Your Horizons

You need to stop thinking of networking in terms of your particular career path. If you’re only making connec... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting

Interior Design Trends Over the Last 100 Years

Posted on 31 May, 2022

Any interior designer will be aware of how trends have developed over the years. It’s only by having a knowledge of how things were done in the past that we can hope to move forward successfully. Quite aside from anything else, a popular design trend from decades ago might be ripe for a revival in 2022 – we have seen this happen many times in the past. The team at Careers in Design thought it might be interesting to look at some of the most notable interior design trends to come and go in each decade over the last 100 years… 1920s – Art Deco
The Art Deco movement was a major influence on interior design following the First World War. It delivered a sense of glamour and sophistication, incorpor... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

What is a Cover Letter and Why is it Needed?

Posted on 17 May, 2022

Many job applications – including those for our interior, furniture and product design jobs – often require a cover letter to accompany your CV or resume. A lot of applicants wonder about the purpose of such a letter, since all the pertinent information regarding their skills, experience and qualifications are contained in the accompanying CV.
In this article, we’re going to discuss what is meant by a cover letter, and what purpose it serves as part of the job application process. What is a Cover Letter? A cover letter is a single-page document addressed to the recruiter, hiring manager or whomever is interviewing you at the company. It is a summation of your CV, briefly explaining who you are, why you are interested the role, an... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting

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