Interns get hands-on experience with interior design

on Tuesday,September 06,2011 18:09


Students from the South Dakota State University had the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional interior designer in their area for the summer. Joanie Tassi owns an interior design company in Sioux Falls, and hired Kassie Mansfield and Alyssa Tieszen as interns this past summer, according to the Argus Leader.

The interns had the opportunity to help on various projects, including aiding in the design process of a lake cabin remodel on top of many more.

"If I was working on a tile project for a bathroom, I had them put together a plan, pick out sample tile and figure out how much we need," Tassi told the news source. "I sent them out to find furniture for a specific room. It was fun to see what they would select. It gave me insight as to what a younger client might want."

Prospective interior designers may want to know what the job market will look like once they graduate from their design programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for professionals in this field is expected to increase by 19 percent between 2008 and 2018. 

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