Interior Designers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:52)
Mary Ryan Berzinsky works in an office with other designers and architects. They work on commercial, educational, and residential projects.
Interior Designers: Career Beginnings (01:57)
Berzinsky was interested in art, drawing, building, and designing things. Her high school art teacher mentored and directed her towards her current career.
Interior Designers: Keys for Success (01:15)
Berzinsky explains that it is important to take time to develop a good understanding of what the client wants. There is a huge difference between corporate and residential work.
Interior Designers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:53)
Berzinsky went to a design school that offered an interiors program. There are large colleges that offer educations in design.
Interior Designers: Workplace Atmosphere (02:00)
Berzinsky made the decisions to keep her office space open and airy. There is a neutral backdrop to inspire creativity.
Interior Designers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:03)
Berzinsky encourages people to take courses that give them a more worldly experience. She also recommends taking a psychology course and learning how to sketch.
Interior Designers: Day on the Job (01:56)
Berzinsky describes a typical day that involves collaboration with coworkers. When going out to see a client, it is important to take the right things to the presentation.
Interior Designers: Industry Goals and Services (01:33)
As an interior designer Berzinsky would take a space and visually make it look better. She would determine the interior layout to make it functional.
Interior Designers: Industry Challenges (01:53)
The average person takes on more do-it-yourself projects because of home shows on television. Berzinsky thinks professional designers and architects should be involved in home renovations for safety reasons.
Interior Designers: Looking at the Future (01:28)
Berzinsky foresees more commercial and public work in the future. There is a big push in the industry to use recycled material.
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