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Interior Designer

Description:

Interior design involves all aspects of planning and execution of the task of decorating the interiors of a space, be it a home, or office or a temporary exhibit or a commercial establishment.

There is no well-defined career path or structure for interior design career.  Many interior designers are self employed and they are usually compensated either by hour or by a given project. They need to build reputation over a period, typically over a few years and a number of projects to command high compensation. However there are reputed firms and companies in the interior design field where the new entrants can work and gain experience.

Education:  Degree or diploma in relevant field like Interior Design, Architecture or Fashion and Interior Design.

Skills:

  1. Technical skills especially the ability to use design related tools like AutoCAD etc.
  2. Good creativity and imagination especially spatial awareness is a must.
  3. Ability to work under pressure and attention to detail.
  4. Client facing skills especially excellent communication and negotiation and persuasion skills are needed.

Disclaimer_DILO:

This is a fictitious calendar of an Interior Designer  work schedule and is meant to give an idea of the different tasks that the professional performs and different people that the professional needs to coordinate with.

This DILO or the Work Scheduleof an Interior Designer may differ from organization to organization and context.

Given below is a typical Day In The Life of an Interior Designer,

Context DILO:

 A freelance interior designer having her own boutique with a showroom in an upscale part of the town.

DILO, Day In The Life of:

Time Task
9:00 am – 10:00 am Check emails. Review interior design websites and magazines. Make notes on new trends
10:00am – 12:00 noon Meeting with a client getting their house remodeled. Plan is approved. Going over the catalogue and a few pieces of the furniture and the decorative items in the show room to finalize the fixtures in the house.
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm Working lunch with a new corporate client. Go over the previous work done for other corporate clients and discuss the needs of this new client.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Head to the show villa in a new development. Check the furniture that’s arrived. Identify the issues with the order. Get the furniture and fixtures arranged in the villa.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Meeting with the development manager to review the decoration plan for the proposed club house in the development. Discuss the European theme.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Head back to the show room. Sell a few items to tourists. Calls with vendors. Close the show room and head back home.

Career Ladder:

Exact career path, Interior Designer career ladder, i.e. career progression may change from organization to organization, but below is a typical path.

Sample career ladder for Interior Designer career path is given below.

Career Ladder Image:

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Description For Certifications:

Links to Certifications or Credentials for Interior Designer career path, that are usually offered by Professional Organizations that certify, can potentially help in climbing up the career ladder. A few Interior Designer certifications are given below,

Professional Certifications or Credentials:

Certification Description Career Level Certifying Body
NCIDQ Examination National Council for Interior Design Qualification Entry Level Council for Interior Design Qualification
C.I.D Certification Program Certified Interior Decorator Course Entry/Professional Certified Interior Decorators International

Description For Associations:

Links to Associations for Interior Designer career, that can also be identified as Professional Organizations, can potentially help in networking with other professional in the field and to learn the latest developments in the field. A few Interior Designer associations are given below.

Professional Associations or Organizations:

Association Description More Info
Bonfire INSTITUTE Of DESIGN Bonfire Institute of Design Bonfire INSTITUTE Of DESIGN
IIDA International Interior Design Association IIDA
IDS Interior Design Society IDS

Interior Designer Tools:

Links to a few Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) and Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Tool Purpose More info
Room Sketcher As their website describes, Room Sketcher is a powerful interior designer software that helps him/her design a space the way they wish. Room Sketcher
Home Designer Software This is yet another software that helps an interior designer create a space they like based on the project they’ve taken up. Home Designer Software
3D Dream An Online 3D room planner software that helps an interior designer get a more detailed idea about his/her plan. 3D Dream
Manual Tools • Triangular Scale Rule
• Parallel Motion Drawing Board
• A3 Portfolio Sleeves
• Tracing Paper
• White Paper
• Rotating Color Wheel
• Pastel Pencils
• Artists’ Pastels
• Professional Interior Designer Kit
• Hard Edge Rubber
• Pens/Pencils/Rulers/Sharpeners
• Tape
•Cutting Mat
• Foam Boards
• Set Squares etc.

Interior Designer Methods:

Links to a few Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) and Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Method Description
Planning Usually planning involves a simple layout of how and what goes where in the space that requires designing. Consider lighting, ventilation, flooring etc.
Evaluation and Consideration Review and verify the design to ensure that the plan adheres to safety and rules and regulations.
Designing Using the graphical tools, prepare a sketch of the rooms by showing where each piece of the furniture goes.

Interior Designer Experts:

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Production Designer

Description:

Production Designer Job Description:Production Designers work mainly for the Film and Television Industry. Production design team is the one that ensures that the director’s vision is turned into a visual reality. They manage the art department and they are involved from pre-production to post-production stage, from estimating the budgets for art department to creating the sets to choosing the locations to making of video games and advertising. The director depends solely on the Production Designer and their team to create the look and feel of the film.

Production Designers usually work as freelancers and follow no set daily routines. This a very demanding career in terms of time and effort needed. But the creative aspect of the work is very appealing.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree focusing on film related fields such as ‘Fine Arts and Visual Arts’, ‘Graphic Design and Illustration”. ‘Interior Design’, ‘Theatre Design’, ‘3D Design’, or ‘Architecture’ etc. is very useful to become a Production Designer.

 

Skills:

Production Designers should

·         Have an aptitude for great visuals and should be an expert in art and design techniques like drawing, photography, lighting etc.

·         Should be able to use latest software applications like design programs etc.

·         Should be able to estimate the budgets for sets and location preparation and other related tasks.

·         Should be excellent leaders and must have the ability to put together a creative team and manage the entire art work for a project with-in budget.

Disclaimer_DILO:

This is a fictitious calendar of a Production Designer  work schedule and is meant to give an idea of the different tasks that the professional performs and different people that the professional needs to coordinate with.

This DILO or the Work Scheduleof a Production Designer may differ from organization to organization and context.

Given below is a typical Day In The Life of a Production Designer.

Context DILO:

A production designer working on a large project that is in pre-production stage.

DILO, Day In The Life of:

TIME TASK
8:00 AM -10:00 AM Research on the possible locations and props based on the script.
10:00 am -12 noon Preparing for the noon meeting. Sit with the senior members of the team and review the production plan.
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm Working lunch. Meeting with the director and producer to discuss the production plan and proposed locations and required sets and props.
02:00 PM-04:00 PM Draft estimate of the production budget.
04:0 PM-07:00 PM Meeting with the team and assigning the tasks. Discuss a few ideas about the design.
07:00 PM- 09:30 PM Working with the team and come up with a high level production design plan and schedule for set design and construction. Leave for home.

Career Ladder:

Exact career path, i.e. Production Designer career ladder, i.e. career progression may change from organization to organization.

Sample career ladder for Production Designer career path is given below.

Career Ladder Image:

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Description For Certifications:

Links to Certifications or Credentials for Production Designer career path, that are usually offered by Professional Organizations that certify, can potentially help in climbing up the career ladder. A few Production Designer certifications are given below.

Professional Certifications or Credentials:

Certification Description Career Level Certifying Body
M.F.A in Production Design Masters in Fine Arts in Production Design Entry Level/Expert/Professional Chapman University
MA in Production Design Masters in Production Design Professional National Film and Television School

Description For Associations:

Links to Associations for Production Designer career, that can also be identified as Professional Organizations, can potentially help in networking with other professional in the field and to learn the latest developments in the field. A few Production Designer associations are given below.

Professional Associations or Organizations:

Association Description More Info
ADG Art Director’s Guild ADG
Design in India Design in India Design in India
CSD Chartered Society Of Designers CSD

Production Designer Tools:

Links to a few Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) and Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Tool Purpose More info
Basic Tools like, pencils, Rulers, compasses, erasers, etc. These most basic tools are the best way for the production designer to explain in sketch his whole designs.
Visual Design Tools: Film, Photography, Sketches, etc. These kinds of tools are most helpful because they give the team the exact idea of what the story looks like. Like a picture can recall the exact location etc.
Verbal Tools: Metaphors, Descriptions, Calculations, Discussions etc. These help in creating an understanding of what an idea is among the entire Production Design Team. For example, discussions help the Production Designer gather more ideas and also help him put across his points.
Graphic Tools: • Computer Aided Design (CAD) •
Autodesk Inventor •
DSS SolidWorks •
Pro Engineer etc.

Production Designer Methods:

Links to a few Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) and Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Method Description
Script Review Read through the script, understand the visual aspects of the story.
Research Conduct a thorough research to plan the sets, locations and other visual aspects that the script requires to plan the budget, schedule and the tasks.
Designing Create overall look and feel of the project using technical drawings, color schemes, lighting schemes, sets designs etc. Should be able to put together a team with the relevant skills accordingly.
Leading the team through execution Lead and manage the team to finalize the locations, put together the sets etc….

Production Designer Experts:


Photography

Description:

Many photographers work as free lancers, but a few also work full time for big media outlets. Photographers tend to specialize in one vertical such as commercial, family, sports, films, travel, scientific, nature, weddings and more. With the advent of digital technology in photography, taking up Photography as a career requires additional effort to differentiate one from the amateurs. Photography as in integral field in art industry from Films to Media outlets. There is not set career path for photography, but one can start behind camera and grow into related fields like art direction etc. in some industries like Film.

Education:

Although one can become a professional photographer based on personal efforts and relevant certifications, Bachelors degree in Arts with major in photography can help in providing more options for a career and for advancement;

Skills:

Professional Photographers should have both technical as well as non-technical skills.

  •  Technical skills like knowing camera, understanding lighting and color techniques etc. is a must.
  •  Editing skills. Digital photography opened many opportunities for the photographers to create fabulous photos using digital editing techniques.
  •  Marketing skills is a must for freelance photographers. Should be able to present the portfolio in different formats. Online presence is expected. Should be able to  utilize social media like Instagram, YouTube etc. for marketing.
  • People skills. Photographers should have good listening skills to understand the needs of the customers and work with them to create a product that is satisfying.  Should be able to offer post instructions.

Disclaimer_DILO:

This is a fictitious calendar of a Photography  work schedule and is meant to give an idea of the different tasks that the professional performs and different people that the professional needs to coordinate with.

This DILO or the Work Scheduleof a Photography may differ from organization to organization and context.

Given below is a typical Day In The Life of a Photography

Context DILO:

A freelance photographer working with a school for family portrait day.

DILO, Day In The Life of:

Time Task
8:00 am-9:00 am Get the camera equipment ready. Check with the assistant photographer the schedule for the day
9:00 am -10:00 am Reach school. Set up the photography room. Check background and lighting and prepare 2 sets, one for the family pictures and the other for the solo kids pictures.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Take pictures of the families giving pose instructions and taking pictures in multiple angles.
4:00 pm Leave for home
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Select the pictures for further editing. Edit pictures. Upload the selected few to the website for the customers to choose, pay and download.

Career Ladder:

Exact career path, Photography career ladder, i.e. career progression may change from organization to organization, but below is a typical path. Sample career ladder for Photography career path is given below.

Career Ladder Image:

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Description For Certifications:

Links to Certifications or Credentials for Photography career path, that are usually offered by Professional Organizations that certify, can potentially help in climbing up the career ladder. A few Photography certifications are given below,

Professional Certifications or Credentials:

Certification Description Career Level Certifying Body
BDA Bachelor in Digital Cinematography Entry Level It include film making foundations, digital video technology, and video output.
BIACP Bachelor of fine Arts Commercial Photography Entry Level A degree in fine arts can prepare students for careers in the visual arts or the performing arts.
MSFP Master of Fine Arts in Film Production Professional developed for aspiring professionals who want to discover strategies and production planning procedures for creating high-quality films

Description For Associations:

Links to Associations for Photography career, that can also be identified as Professional Organizations, can potentially help in networking with other professional in the field and to learn the latest developments in the field. A few Photography associations are given below.

Professional Associations or Organizations:

Association Description More Info
APHE Association for Photography in higher Education APHE
AOP Association of Photographers AOP
AIPP Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP
BIPP British Institute of Professional Photography BIPP
IAPP International Association of Panoramic Photographer IAPP

Photography Tools:

Links to a few Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) and Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Tool Purpose More info
Tripod & Ball Head Most new photographers understand what a tripod is: a set of legs that can be attached to the bottom of your camera body or the bottom of your lens to support your gear while you shoot.
Camera GEAR
Cameras A camera is an optical instrument for recording images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both.
Editing software Applications like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Creative Suite allow photographers to transform images to different colors, edit the backgrounds etc.

Photography Methods:

Links to a few Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) and Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Method Description
HDR HDR is an extremely sought out effect used by photographers. It allows a greater dynamic range of exposures, which is the range of values between light and dark areas, than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods.
High speed photography High speed photography is basically a technique of capturing pictures with a remarkably quick shutter speed. For an average everyday shooting with standard zooms, a speed over 1/20 to 1/125 second will prevent camera shake.
Bokeh Photography This technique consists in producing subjectively pleasing blur and out-of-focus areas by playing with focus and the way lens renders out-of-focus points of light.
Soft Focused Photography Soft focus is produced by using a special lens that creates soft outlines in a slightly blurred image that retains sharp edges. This style is often described as a dreamy or glamorous style that’s widely used for fashion and wedding photos.
Fisheye Photography Utilizing a circular fisheye lens with a 180° view, photographers can produce some really interesting and intriguing results with a highly unusual perspective on small or inaccessible spaces.
Pinhole Photography This technique can go without any high-end costly equipment to get beautiful results. A pinhole camera is actually a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture.

Photography Experts:


Fashion Design

Description:

Fashion design is a very rewarding career from creative stand point. Fashion designers create apparel and accessories for a company’s target customer.  Competition can be fierce. Fashion designers tend to work either as free lancers or full time for big retail brands.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or related filed is required.

Skills: Fashion Designers

·         Are required to be creative,

·         Should have strong technical foundation in textile design, color, detail and style.

·         Drawing and computer drafting skills are necessary for fashion sketching, and

·          Knowledge of sewing and tailoring is required for explaining the design process to manufacturers.

Disclaimer_DILO:

This is a fictitious calendar of a Fasion Designer work schedule and is meant to give an idea of the different tasks that the professional performs and different people that the professional needs to coordinate with.

This DILO or the Work Scheduleof a Fasion Designer may differ from organization to organization and context.

Given below is a typical Day In The Life of a Fasion Designer

Context DILO:

A freelance fashion designer who owns a small boutique in medium-to-upscale part of the town.

DILO, Day In The Life of:

TIME TASK
8:00 am – 9:00 am Finalize a few sketches to show to a client, an event manager looking for concept designs for artists for an upcoming music festival in the town.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Over-see the sewing work for a school uniform order.
10:00 am – 10: 30 am Calls and emails with the clients and vendors regarding payments and invoices
10:30 am – 2: 00 pm Attend textile exhibition taking place in a neighborhood mail and make notes on new trends, designs, colors and fabrics. Take pictures and collect samples.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Meeting with the client for the music festival and go over the designs and finalize the design. Take the order.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Work with the webmaster on portfolio updates. This is a very important task for a fashion designer. To maintain an up to date and interesting portfolio.
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Work at boutique. Oversee the retail sales and upcoming order taking process.

Career Ladder:

Exact career path, Fasion Designer career ladder, i.e. career progression may change from organization to organization, but below is a typical path.

Sample career ladder for Fasion Designer career path is given below.

Career Ladder Image:

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Description For Certifications:

Links to Certifications or Credentials for Fasion Designer career path, that are usually offered by Professional Organizations that certify, can potentially help in climbing up the career ladder. A few Fasion Designer certifications are given below,

Professional Certifications or Credentials:

Certification Description Career Level Certifying Body
Vogue Fashion Certificate 10-week intensive course focusing on: The Culture and Context of Fashion, Fashion Media, and Fashion Business and Marketing. Basic Level Condé Nast College, UK
CAD for Fashion Design – Art The purpose of the program is to enable designers to create and produce various fashion design presentation products, such as digital trend and concept boards, textile color developments, and digital spec sheets for a portfolio. Basic Level Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
Boutique Management 3 month program leading to a certification in boutique management. Basic Level National Institute of Fashion Technology, India

Description For Associations:

Links to Associations for Fasion Designer career, that can also be identified as Professional Organizations, can potentially help in networking with other professional in the field and to learn the latest developments in the field. A few Fasion Designer associations are given below.

Professional Associations or Organizations:

Association Description More Info
CIFD Council of International Fashion Designers CIFD
InDeAs Indian Design Association InDeAs
FDCI Fashion Design Council of India FDCI

Fashion Design Tools:

Links to a few Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) and Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Tool Purpose More info
MEASURING TOOLS Fashion designers always need measurements to create sewing patterns. MEASURING TOOLS
CUTTING TOOLS You’ll need cutting tools to make your patterns and your fit samples – but remember, your paper scissors and fabric shears are NOT the same thing. CUTTING TOOLS
MARKING TOOLS The key to marking your fabric is having the right marking tools, and I always suggest people start a bit of a collection MARKING TOOLS
HAND TOOLS HAND SEWING NEEDLES, MAGNETS, THIMBLES, PIN CUSHIONS,etc… HAND TOOLS
PRESSING EQUIPMENT It starts with preshrinking the fabric prior to cutting the fabric, but also the pressing which takes place in the process of sewing the garment. PRESSING EQUIPMENT

Fashion Design Methods:

Links to a few Methods (Also called Career Method Tools or Techniques) and Tools/Techniques (Also called Career Management Tools or Career Tools) that the professionals in that career path tend to use, like this:

Method Description
Get inspired Look for fabrics, objects or people who inspire you to create a new piece of clothing
Begin to draw You can draw on paper, or with a computer software. Either way, start with a basic human form.
Add color A lot of the success of your design can depend on what colors you use.
Learn to sew Acquire basic sewing skills so that you can bring your designs to life.
Promote your designs When you’re confident that your designs are good and your garments are wearable, consider submitting your work to sites that share fashion designs

Fashion Design Experts: