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Tips on How to Set Up Your First Portfolio for a Design Job

Posted on 22 Mar, 2021

Are you a fresh graduate from design school, college or university? Maybe you're at a career crossroads and considering a significant change towards a new path. We have you covered on how to set up your first portfolio for a design job.

For design-related jobs, regardless of your chosen profession, creating a portfolio is just as important as your CV, maybe even more.  The more impressive and unique your portfolio is, the higher your chances of obtaining new and better clients and/or better future employers. Printed portfolio or digital? In this day and age, when most of us are tech-savvy, not to mention the importance of an online presence (whether for work or personal social media), having a digital portfolio is essential. Particularly with the c... Continue reading >

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Lighting Ideas to Brighten up a Small Kitchen

Posted on 08 Mar, 2021

Choosing the right lighting to brighten up small kitchens doesn't have to be a hassle. In general, there are plenty of options for you to illuminate a small space while retaining a sense of openness.

If you look closely at how interior designers implement light in their designs, there's an abundance of products like flush mounts, recessed lighting, mounted ceiling lights and other more common choices. Interior lighting is a vital aspect of any living space, it can alter the atmosphere of the room and perceive its actual size differently.

As we have been spending so much more time at home we thought we'd take a look at how this room can be improved by using the right lighting in the correct positioning. You can get plenty of ideas and inspiration for your small... Continue reading >

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10 Different Ways to Find a Job

Posted on 24 Feb, 2021

Finding a job can often be daunting and frustrating and there’s no denying that job hunting is a full-time job by itself. If you’re feeling lost and lacking in momentum, then why not take a step back and think carefully about your approach.

Changing your perspective might be what you need to refresh your confidence level, and going about it smartly and more efficiently will hopefully get you the new job that you’ve been working hard for.

Whether you’re a new graduate that has just finished studying or you’re currently on the lookout for a new job that offers more progression then we have come up with ten tips for a smarter and efficient way of finding a job.

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Interior Design Ideas for 2021

Posted on 08 Feb, 2021

2020 was a long and challenging time for many of us. With a new year ahead of us and a fresh start to look forward to, there are plenty of reasons to revitalise your household space with a fresh look at interior design. With so many trendy design ideas, it can be overwhelming to pick the best aesthetic for your home. So we have narrowed down some of the best design trends that we have found, with ideas to inspire you.

Vintage

The vintage design scheme never goes away and evokes a sense of nostalgia and a feeling of cosiness. Creating a vintage-like space happens at a gradual pace. It’s an aesthetic choice that requires layering, so choose furniture and items carefully.

It may take you a couple of visits (when they reopen) to... Continue reading >

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New Year's Resolution for Job Seekers

Posted on 28 Jan, 2021

There is no better time than the New Year to kick start your job seeking resolutions. While most resolutions fall into the weight loss, healthy lifestyle, or financial stability categories, finding the perfect job or just a new job is just as important for all job seekers! It will not be an easy feat, especially in times of self-isolation and ongoing lockdowns. But this should not deter your resolve, and we are here to provide you with the best resolutions to meet your goal.

Learn new skills

Learn to juggle your time between job-hunting and learning new skills. You don't have to apply for jobs 24/7, so balance is vital to keep you sharp and focused whilst on the hunt for a new job. Research the specific skills and qualifications that... Continue reading >

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Social Media and How to Use It in Your Job Hunt

Posted on 20 Jan, 2021

Today's way of landing a good job has changed a great deal in the past 20 years. How you search and get hired is now much more competitive and requires the use of every resource at your disposal. Gone are the days of looking for jobs (or anything else for that matter) in the newspaper. Today's job search requires a more modern approach.

If you're fresh out of design school or looking for a better position in the fields of interior, product or furniture design, social media offers an excellent platform for finding the right job. Here's how to use several of today's most popular social media platforms to help you land your dream job.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most vital of all the social media platforms that will help you land... Continue reading >

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Design Books to Read in 2021

Posted on 22 Dec, 2020

A career in interior design can be fun and intellectually rewarding, it can also be a very challenging career choice that offers you the amazing satisfaction of creating beautiful and attractive spaces and rooms.

Interior design is an excellent choice for anyone looking to use their creativity, love for art, spatial awareness, eye for colour, and technical design skills to create unique and appealing designs. We have been searching around for great books on the subject and have come up with these top reads.

Biophilia: You + Nature + Home: Sally Coulthard

Biophilia is the hot new word in interior design. It refers to a love for nature and living things. This fantastic book by Sally Coulthard explores the benefi... Continue reading >

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Ways to Help Combat Interview Nerves

Posted on 09 Dec, 2020

You have an important interview coming up with a prominent company. With one chance at a job you've been waiting for, it's easy to start feeling nervous before an interview. Knowing the stakes are high, your nerves could get in the way of landing that perfect job.

Nervousness is triggered when the body braces itself to confront or escape a difficult situation. In most cases, your body may experience physical symptoms which can hinder your performance on the day. Hyperventilating, trembling, or stuttering are some of the signs you may experience, and while these responses are involuntary, there are many ways to control them. So how do we combat this?

Focus on your breathing

When you are listening to the interviewer, focus on your b... Continue reading >

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Decorating With Mirrors

Posted on 30 Nov, 2020

Mirrors show reflections of anything placed in front of them. It is how we can see ourselves when we look in the mirror every morning. But this is not all mirrors can do. They have been used by interior designers for years to create various effects in homes and commercial spaces. Here are some mirror decorating ideas we have found that you can easily use.

More Light

If a room does not have enough natural light, a mirror is the only solution needed. Find a large mirror and place it opposite a window. It will reflect all the light from the window back into the room, making it brighter.

A mirror placed next to a light source will increase the intensity of the light shone in the room.

A Mirror as a Piece of Art Continue reading >

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Using White for Interior Design

Posted on 11 Nov, 2020

Whilst most people may think of white as a blank canvas, those familiar with interior design know it is a fantastic tool to bring out the best of any room. Here in the office we had mixed feelings about how much to use so after carrying out some research and asking around we came up with a few tips on how to get the most out of your whites. What white is right for you?  People often think of white as a simple choice, but with the vast array of whites to choose from, it is anything but. The first key decision is choosing the correct white for the space. Do you want a warmer, or cooler tone to the room? What type of lighting does the room have? Artificial light can make a room appear cooler, whilst natural light makes a room appear warmer.  Cho... Continue reading >

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