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‘In with the Interior Design Crowd’ by Lucy Painter


*Free for all NDA Students!*

The author Lucy Painter is kindly offering “In with the Interior Design Crowd” free for all National Design Academy students! Only shipping costs apply.

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With so many opportunities out there, embarking on a career or making a move in interior design can be daunting. In with the Interior Design Crowd is an insider’s guide to getting your foot in the door, on site, and under the desk of your dreams. Filled with expert advice from industry leaders, you’ll discover how to find a job you love, transition somewhere new, or venture into freelancing.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Advice on how to whip your CV into shape and prepare your portfolio like a pro
  • Tips on how to hunt for the job you want, ace your interviews,and negotiate the salary you deserve
  • In-depth designer profiles, including sneak peeks at their portfolios
  • Details of 250 companies and their specialities

No matter what stage you’re at, this book is brimming with real-world wisdom about the skills and experience you’ll need to climb the ladder that looks best to you. Get ready to design a career that counts with advice that can help get you there.

Recommended as one of the Top 5 Books for Interior Designers by National Design Academy

  • “No faff, practical, succinct and most importantly a true overview of what is expected and what is achievable in your interior design career”
  • “By far the most helpful careers book I’ve read”
  • “Fantastic interior design business points”
  • “We’ve read it, we love it and we’ve put it in our library for recommended reading for interior designers”

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