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Find out about a career in interior design, get advice, look for a job, find trade resources, and polish up your portfolio.

Five Ways to Work with a Decorator on a Budget
If your first thought is "I can't afford a decorator" then this article is for you. There are actually many ways to work with a professional on a budget. Find five of them here!

"50 Ways to Market Your Interior Design Business"
A list of helpful ideas on marketing your services as a designer.

Articles on Careers, Educations, and Designing
A wonderful archive of articles on the Dezignare website. A must read for every design student.

Being an Interior Designer
Article for students titled "So, You Want to be an Interior Designer?" Pros and cons of a career, training required, certification exams, specialty fields, internships, salary ranges.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Go here to find a list of accredited programs that meet standards for postsecondary interior design education.

Design Occupations
Occupational outlook from the government on the nature of the work, various design occupations, the job outlook, training, earnings, and related occupations and sources.

Design Work
A student guide to design careers with a short overview of typical design work elements.

This source offers a brief overview of decorating careers and sells ebooks with more information.

Interior Design Jobs
Interior Design Professionals may post their resume and credentials free of charge, or search current job opportunities.

International Interior Design Association - IIDA
Visit the Student area on this website for information about this organization.

This site lists design related jobs for architecture, interior design, graphic design jobs and other related employment opportunities.

To locate interior design jobs, click on “Search Jobs” on the top navigation bar, select “Other” from the “Job Category Search” pull-down menu, and type “interior design” in the “Keyword” box.

No Experience? Tips on Finding a Design Job
A helpful article with tips on looking for your first job.

Portfolio Advice
Good advice on creating a design portfolio and the skills most needed by design professionals.

Rita Sue Siegel Resources
A New York recruiting and executive search firm for the design industry. Browse job postings listed by design specialty, look at info on writing job descriptions, and read advice on putting together a resume.

Starting a Design Career
Good info from Dezignare on career starting points, NCIDQ Exams, professional journals, typical workdays, opportunities, and pros and cons of the job.

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