I’ve recently been doing an internship with an interior design company. I actually applied for the internship quite a while ago but a spot only just came up and I decided it would be a good way to find out more about the industry before I applied for permanent roles. The internship was four weeks and each week I would spend in a different department. I have just finished my first week with the designer bathroom department, I have been helping design modern practical bathrooms.
I’ve been along to a few sites, mainly checking out the kitchen renovation scene in the Bayside area to see the kind of work the company does. I suppose kitchens aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you think of interior designers. They actually are an excellent example of where interior design is essential. The perfect kitchen is unique to each person. Some want plenty of bench space while others are all about maximum space for appliances. Creating a beautiful designer kitchen is all about fitting function in with style, all in a compact space.
After some site visits I was allowed to assist with some drawings, a client had requested a carved stone sink and the interior designer was drawing out the measurements of the sink unit to see where best the basin would sit. There was so much engineering behind the scenes of interior design that I was previously unaware of. I imagined it was like going shopping on someone else’s credit card. I was wrong. Now my week with the kitchen renovators is over I am moving into office design next week. The interior designers work a lot with corporate groups to design new office buildings. From kitchen to offices, interior design is a bit of a whirlwind! I think I will stick to a slightly more slow paced industry, next up I am doing a two week internship with an accountancy firm! That could provide the slower pace I am looking for.