Careers in Interior Design explores job opportunities (both traditional and non-traditional) emerging in interior design—a field that is experiencing unprecedented growth. This book analyzes the reasons for this growth in order to accurately define and predict future careers in the profession and provide the pathways in education, skills, and experience necessary to enter and thrive in these careers. This book will help match students and professionals with their best suited and personally fulfilling career path.
Outlines identifying education, preparation, skills, and experience necessary to attain job possibilities available, both nationally and internationally
Tools for self-evaluation of individual strengths and weaknesses with the most appropriate career path
Terms used in interior design legislation and types of legislation
Concepts of sustainable design, universal design, aging in place, healthcare facilities, and environmental psychology and application in the design field
Emphasis on the role of globalization and technology's effect in exploring various traditional, nontraditional, and new job opportunities
Profiles of professional designers offering insight into personal career choices
• Introduction to Interior Design
• Residential Interior Design
• Commercial Interiors
• Hotels, Restaurants, and Hospitality
• Product Design
• Opportunities for Specialization
• Certified Specialty Areas
• Professional Development
Instructors and Students:
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, MED, ASID professional, NCIDQ Certificate No. 003407, is a Senior Instructor at Missouri State University in the Department of Fashion and Interior Design. She is a Missouri Registered Interior Designer and owns Interiors where she specializes in commercial interior design. Asay is a Springfield Design Association member and is a board member for the Missouri Coalition for Interior Design. She has earned degrees from the University of Kansas and Drury University.
, MEd, IDEC, is a senior instructor of Interior Design in the Department of Fashion and Interior Design at Missouri State University. She is the faculty advisor for the Springfield Design Association (SDA). She has experience as an interior designer and has also owned businesses in retail, wholesale and manufacturing.