How to be a successful interior designer
Being interior designer is not something like a breeze, it is a job that many people crave but can get done with effort and perseverance. For interior designer not only you need to know what the basic knowledge that you have acquired with little experience, a broad knowledge base, experience and a constant recycling of new trends is needed.
If you want to succeed in the field of interior design, you have to have patience, empathy and other aspects that will help you play your career successfully. Want to know some tips to make your career take off? Read on.
Communication is imperative
To become a successful designer, besides having good knowledge and experience you need to stay on top of everything and that can only be achieved by working with other designers, architects, merchants, landlords, employers, etc. You will also have to keep abreast of conferences, trade shows, and social networks and have a good relationship with many people to keep up with everything. You’ll have to improve your communication in order to have great contacts at your disposal and to know everything that is happening in the world of design.
Sometimes it is more important to do a course to learn to communicate well to do courses and design courses to learn more, something that without good communication skills do not help much. How can you create a great project if you are not able to sell it to a potential customer or properly communicate plans to builders and architects? Creativity and knowledge is fine, but you have to be an exemplary communicator.
Good empathy and body language expert
I do not mean you’re a mind reader, but also have to be empathetic and also if you see that your client is lying or feel nervous about your idea, you’ll be able to recognize the body language to know exactly what you want or what You are telling your client at all times.
Now maybe if you do not know how you can think to read the body language of the people it is silly but I can assure you it’s a great skill that will help you advance your career as an interior designer. Some customers come to a meeting with many ideas (you have to know which ones really matter), and others will want you to know what input they want and need in no time.
Your reputation and possibly good or bad references depend greatly on whether you accept to give your customers what they want. That’ll have to be an astute listener and know what they want even if you do not read your mind (but almost).