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What are the steps I need to take to become a Interior designer without an degree?

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Rama’s Answer

You can join interior design company as an intern probably without much salary and benefits. Start from the bottom, Learn and master the work as quickly as possible. Once you know the work, you can survive even without formal degree in interior design field. When you are confident, you can start your own interior design company. There are lot of online help to achieve your goals and the following is one of them

https://www.jdinstitute.edu.in/how-to-become-an-interior-designer-without-a-degree-and-with-no-experience/
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much Rama. This means a lot. Anthony Jr
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Anthony’s Answer

Realistically, companies will not hire you unless you have some academic credentials. An associate's degree from a community college is an good 1st step.
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Melanie’s Answer

Network - ask friends if they know someone in that field or even in ask in stores / read lot of books - I just met an interior designer through a friend. She is hosting a bible study this summer based on a book she wrote: Renew by Valerie Griffin
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Rose’s Answer

Realistically it will be tough to acquire interior design gigs without credentials or degree but not to say it can't be done. As someone who studied interior design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, I say the best way is to start building your portfolio. Start doing projects around your home or for friends and family, then document the before and after for your portfolio. Network with someone in that field or home stagers even to gain the foundational skills and insights to interior design. There are also many youtube videos available from interior designer professionals that you can learn from.
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Grant’s Answer

check out being an interior designer with Havenly.com - you don't need a degree: https://havenly.com/interior-design-careers
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Raelyn’s Answer

Apply for an entry level or apprentice position with an interior design firm. Then get an interior design certification. Do both simultaneously to gain some exposure to the industry and experience while gaining that certification.
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Prachi’s Answer

Apart from internships and gigs, which is a great place to start from, Social media is a good place to start from. Say Instagram page or Pinterest account, where you can showcase your talent. Share some of your personal work, share some tips on how your audience can decorate their house/garden/dining/rooms/kitchen, etc. You can even capture some of the best interiors from your neighbourhood and put a picture describing how it can be done. Variety and consistency to post is the key to success on social media (learn how to use hashtags too). You might be lucky to get some work or be featured with a brand if you have an adequate no. of followers. And you can always show this page to firms where you want to apply for internships. This will act as a portfolio.

Remember: Don't keep social media as the only option. Simultaneously, try out other places too :)
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Katie’s Answer

Build a portfolio! Start to offer your services for friends and family and start to build a collection of photos and create a social media account. Word of mouth and networking is great way to start out.
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Brandon’s Answer

See what internships you can get from other people who dont require a degree. Then try to network with other interior designers who may need to extra assistance and learn that way so you can get used to seeing someone else work and learn all you can from them. As others have stated, build your portfolio and once others see your work, that may open up more opportunities for you.
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