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How to get your work done when working from home

Posted on 24 Feb, 2020

Working from home can be hugely satisfying, but you really need the right mindset if you hope to make it a regular thing.

Here are some top tips on how to get your work done when working from home. Create a workspace This should be obvious, but you need somewhere to work. It doesn’t have to be fancy – a desk in the corner of your bedroom will suffice, although it's healthier to separate work from bedtime if possible. Just make sure that it’s yours and that you only use it for your work. This means you’ll be in the right frame of mind when you sit at your workspace. Get up and get moving While rolling out of bed and stumbling to your workspace sounds blissfu... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Current Trends in Homewares and Decor

Posted on 06 Feb, 2020

With all interior, product and furniture designer roles, it’s important to keep on top of current trends. While you want to imbue any project with your own unique style, be aware that your client may be looking for something more current or trend setting. 

Here are some of the upcoming home interior decor trends for 2020 that you should be aware of. Abstract expressionism Bold patterns and striking colours are the order of the day in modern interior design. Playful colour schemes combine with stark geometrics and intricate hand-drawn sketches to create mood and evoke emotion in the observer. Structure and simplicity This interior design... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Advice in Negotiating a Pay Rise

Posted on 23 Jan, 2020

There comes a time for many of us when we start to feel that we are not being sufficiently compensated for the work we do. Many of us find asking for a pay rise an awkward affair, preferring to go with the flow rather than rock the boat.

 It needn’t be that way however. If you believe you deserve to be paid more, here are a few tips to help you negotiate one with your manager:

1. Be prepared

Check out the salaries for other jobs that match your current role to see where your salary falls. Put together examples of how your work has contributed to the performance of your team, or the bottom line of  your company. Make a note of your recent achievements, added responsibilities that you have taken on and more that you now feel ready to face. Whateve... Continue reading >

Posted in: Designers

Different CAD Software Used in Design

Posted on 08 Jan, 2020

Anybody looking for a career in interior, furniture or product design will be aware of the importance of computer-aided design to the industry. Whilst the fundamentals remain mostly the same, there are dozens of distinct CAD software packages on the market, with some better suited to certain design tasks than others.

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular programs.

AutoCAD

One of the most commonly used packages is AutoCAD which is used in furniture design and manufacture (although not as much as previously), interior design and architecture, building design and construction, and many other parts of the design industry.

VectorWorks

VectorWorks offers a great range of tools for interior and retail designers and also for exhibit... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Keeping Note of Career Achievements

Posted on 17 Dec, 2019

When applying for any kind of position, it’s important to have a full and varied career portfolio, and for the interior, product or furniture sectors it is no different.

Here at Careers in Design, we assist applicants in every step of the job-finding process, and one of the key components that prospective employers look for is a list of your achievements in your career to date. Career portfolios can be used to plan, organize and document your education, work samples and skills. It is a more in-depth file than your CV.

Here are a few hints and tips on how to present these achievements when updating your career portfolio.

What should you include?

We all want to do well in our chosen career, but most companies don’t consider fulfilling your day... Continue reading >

Posted in: Portfolio

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 >

Posted in: Interior Design

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