Kelly Hoppen MBE is the nation’s best-known interior designer.After four decades in the business, she stands out for having created and developed a unique style, and for refusing to follow prevailing trends.She also works as a creative director for the Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.Interior designers had better watch their backs if the raft of fashion designers stepping on to their turf is anything to go by.SNAG AN INTERNSHIP: Have your college career center help match you up with a design firm for an internship.You'll gain valuable experience (like learning Auto CAD, an interior design and architecture software program) and make potential job contacts. How much you make depends on whether you design residential properties(like homes for individuals) or commercial properties (stores, hotels,or other business-related spaces). ASSISTANT DESIGNER: Starting out at an established firm,you can expect to make about ,000–,000 a year.
The dresses are then made in my atelier so I can follow it beginning to end.She began her career working for Christopher Homes in Las Vegas and created gorgeous interior designs.After two successful years she launched her own full-service interior design company in Chicago and Las Vegas, Alison Victoria Interiors, Inc.Call the chapter and say, "I'm interested in shadowing a working interior designer for a day. " CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE: The Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (fider.org) accredits schools that meet its standards.Getting a bachelor's in fine arts from one of them will make you more desirable to design firms.