Whether you are a design professional or a student, here are some common design problems you are bound to experience at some point. What have been some of your own #InteriorDesignProblems? Leave a comment!
# Realizing you’ve drafted your floor plan, or built your 3D model in the wrong scale
# Thinking you are finally done with your design and then noticing something you need to fix… and then another thing…. and then another thing…
# Seeing your reflection through the AutoCAD background as you struggle through another file
# When your client now wants changes after you’ve gone through with the decisions previously agreed upon
# When you go onsite to check the progress of the construction and things are being built different from the detailed plans that were given
# When the fabrics you pulled at the design center look different under the lighting at your office
# When your friends think you are having fun making things look pretty but you’re actually on your 5th internal meltdown of the hour (lol)
# Getting AutoCAD commands mixed up with Revit commands
# When your layout looks great… and then you render it… different story…
# When you have to do a project by hand, you wish you could just use a program. When you have to use a program you wish you could just force quit and do it by hand.
# When it’s 5 AM and you are working on a project that is due for your 8 AM class
# When your 3 hour classes aren’t credit hours but literal hours
# Hearing “I really like this design but can I suggest…”
# When the one moment you don’t have a measuring tape with you is the same moment you need it for everything
# When your brain is working faster than your design software
# All nighters… enough said
# Not being able to go anywhere without noticing something you can incorporate in a design
# When everything that you would love for the project is over budget
# When your dwg files won’t upload correctly, so you spend all of your time trying to fix something that should have only taken a few seconds
# Realizing your drafting bar or straight edge isn’t straight after you’ve already been working
# When you are finally done with a project but now technology is against you and you are battling with the plotters for 2 hours on something you thought would take 5 minutes
# Trying to choose between 10 tints and shades of one color
# When the client is pushing a new idea that doesn’t fit the design & asks what you think about it…
….yet after all of these #InteriorDesignProblems, you still enjoy what you do and manage to get the job done! Share your #DesignProb experiences below!
Trying to find a job to get that one to two years experience. Thank you for speaking the truth
#When you can’t get an entry level interior design job right out of school because you don’t have 1-2 years professional experience and aren’t proficient in every single design software made.