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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

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 >

Posted in: Job Hunting

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 >

Posted in: Interior Design

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 >

Posted in: Interior Design

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