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Any Interior Designers here?
« on: June 01, 2011, 12:50:41 PM »
Hi mga sis, any interior design graduates or practicing ID?
Pls share from what school you graduated from, if your a board passer/taker, if you are  practicing ID or if you have pursued a different career path after graduating. AND WHY.

I graduated from UST and I immediately after that I was hired as a ID sales consultant/designer for a high end furniture importer/kitchen supplier. Pero I found that it was "malayo" sa course and I felt I wasn't learning anything there. So I got hired as an associate of a Professional ID. It was a homebased businsess, but I learned a lot and I was supposed to take the board this year pero due to unplanned pregnancy, I was forced to resign and take up residency in the province.

As we all know, walang market para sa talents natin sa province. There might be some who will build lavish homes there or commercial establishments pero halos sa metro pa rin nanggagaling mga un.

I'm giving birth on October and I'm hoping to start working again early next year. I just don't know if I will be getting a job here (malamang call center, HR or something ang bagsak ko) or go back to my previous job, which I really really love (malayo, sayang pera sa transpo, at di ko na makita baby ko). :(
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Re: Any Interior Designers here?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 01:05:56 PM »
I'm an ID grad sis from USC.  Di ako kumita sa pag-iinterior design kasi I had a business after graduation. On the side, naging Design Consultant pero kasi with friends yun, so lagi nalang na-t-ty services ko..... I had offers before pero mababa. Sobrang way below minimum. Nakakapagod kaya magdesign and di biro ang pagko-conceptualize. Most of my batchmates, may work sa furniture companies as designers or sa sales/marketing dept but they are underpaid pa rin. Kahit pa nanalo yung mga designs nila in Europe and US, they did not get a raise nor any credit for their designs. Nakaka-walang gana i-pursue kasi yung mga artists dito are often exploited.

ID is really my first love pero mahina ang kitaan lalo na if you're a struggling newbie, di siya nakakabuhay ng pamilya. I upgraded my skills nalang to Web Development & Design kasi mas in demand and the pay is good.

« Last Edit: June 02, 2011, 08:55:24 AM by tamarind26 »
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Re: Any Interior Designers here?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 01:42:52 PM »
I guess mahirap nga talaga sa umpisa. Lalo na yung mga furniture at kitchen jobs as designers. Lugi ka talaga.
Ok naman ang job ko dati. Good paying and love ko boss ko. I'm also learning much.
Isip ko nga rin na malaki massweldo ko kung pumasok na lang akong HR or mga marketing kasi at least dun may benefits pa ko. And may ITR pa ko and proofs of income.
Right now, puro dependent ako eh, at puro supplementary lang ako sa mga CC. kasi obviously, walang proof of income at wala din akong time para asikasuhin mga SSS, pagibig, philhealth at HMO.

meron naman mga nagpapatulong sakin and they ask kung magkano pero kung close ko syempre sinasabihan ko na lang na i-treat out ako. After all, diyan naman maguumpisa yan pag may ibang tao na nakakita ng works mo
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 08:58:14 AM »
Try mo rin homebased jobs sis. Ok din kita and I've worked freelance din after my stint at HSBC. Pay is higher and flexi hours pa. No need for you to leave home so you can take care of your baby. Downside lang , voluntary mong aasikasuhin yung benefits like SSS & Philhealth. Tiyagaan din sa pag apply. You can try Odesk, meron din dun employers dati na naghahanap ng writers reg Interior Designs.

There's a separate thread about homebased jobs din here in GT.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 10:29:36 AM »
ay talaga sis? meron ba sa odesk ng ganon? I've been interested in that dati kaso pansin ko parang walang koneksyon sa course? puro about finance etc. tapos meron yung parang hire a freelancer- forgot the name- pero puro 3d andun.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 02:39:44 PM »
nako sis,  i feel your pain. merong kaming project mag2years na, malaki naman kaso OA ang tagal. paiba iba nga kasi gusto tapos ayaw magcommit sa isang bagay. Pag may design, gusto paquote sa sampung supplier. Minsan kakahiya din tuloy sa mga supplier mo.
We also did sa 2 kapaitd niya (isang malaking property kasi) tapos na, last year pa. Okay sana kaso waste of time and energy din. tapos siyempre paano mo sisingilin yung extended time na un?
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 02:46:53 PM »
graduated id sa ust, magtatake ako boards this year, sana kung di ako ganun kabusy, the past years kasi busy [textspeak!] ako eh! hopefully ngayon sana matapos ko na agad project ko, so makakapagreview nako! ang pinaka nakakainis pa, magtetext relatives mo magtatanung ng kulay ng gagamitin nila para sa walls o furniture, eh di mo pa nakikita [textspeak!] place! parang ganun! sobrang nakakainis yung magpapaconsult sayo through phone lang, tapos di nila maexplain anung gusto nila mangyari, or wala naman silang colorizer! sasabihin mo red! muted na red, coral blue, di naman gets ng pintor nila! hay naku! pet peeves ko talaga un, di bale sana kung meron silang colorizer kahit anung brand eh,,



sakin sis pag friends or relatives man, when they ask help, I always tell them upfront na they send me plans or drawings. kung wala they should measure the area. Minsan kasi di naman talaga nila kailangan ng tulong mo and they just want confirmation sa gusto nila.
E.g.
Tita: Ano ba magandang kulay dito. okay ba yellow? o blue kaya?
ID: kahit ano okay lang diyan
Tita: o? kasi gusto ko yellow
...ayos...

sa mga nagpapatulong talaga, as in di lang pagpilli ng color. If they give you the plans or invite you sa house or give you measurements- dyan mo makikita na seryoso na tulog gusto nila. Ang daming friends/relatives gusto magpatulong sa renovation or whatever pero iilan lang ang nagpadala ng plans. My own sister nga, tagal nang gusto parenovate bahay nila, hinihingi ko plans- wala. lakas din ng loob mangulit. pano ko naman uumpisahan un kung wala man lang plans
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Re: Any Interior Designers here?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 11:53:58 AM »
graduate of id ako last year from st.scho..i took the boards din last year unfortunately i didn't pass.. tapos nagpahinga lang ako ng one month after the boards dahil nadepress ako..

after nun nagaral ako sa microcadd..and for 6months now i've been jobhunting and sa totoo lang hirap na hirqp nako dahil lahat sila hanap nila may experience na..ayoko man maging choosy pero ayoko kasi magsales eh..dun napunta iba ko kabatch..pero kung wala pa rin talaga baka patulan ko na rin.. ayoko rin naman magend up sa call center..hindi ko kaya

mga sis baka may alam kayo na hiring na tumatanggap ng walang experience..

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2011, 01:29:21 PM »
@sis snix taga san ka ba? Maybe I can help you.

Nako based from experience, sayang sa utak talaga at pagod maging sales designer. Parang nawala pinagaralan mo at wala ka naman naggain na experience. Siguro kung pera lang habol mo, pwede kasi may mga commission diba pero kung un lang din, sana nga nagcall center ka na lang.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2011, 03:57:31 PM »
^sis tagacaloocan ako grabe next week puro ganun nanaman ang interviews ko hindiko alam kung papatulan ko ba pag natanggap ako or hindi.. kasi im after experience talaga and more on knowledge para mapractice ko naman pinagaralan ko and para maprepare din sa board pag nagtake ulit ako..

ayoko talaga ng sales ang dami ko na tinanggihan parang naubusan na rin ako ng maapplyan.. kahit yung board passer sa batch namin eh nagsales na lang rin ako nanghinayang para sa kanya..

mahina kasi ko sa perspective basta mgafreehand drawing so yun yung gusto ko sana maimprove pero panu ko matutunan yun sa sales..

haay parang nawawalan na rin ako gana talga magapply

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Re: Any Interior Designers here?
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011, 04:32:21 PM »
sa dati kong office sis, nagquite na kasi ako eh, ask ko ha. naghihire boss ko ng no experience taga gawa ng concept board at taga canvass ng materials dati before i left, wala akong balita kung nakakuha sya bago , dati kasi may ihihire na sya kabatch ko sa college, nagcall center yung girl kaya di na alam pany magcad, sabi sakin ng boss ko gagawin daw nya na taga concept board at materials hehe
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2011, 04:34:04 PM »
PMd you sis snix, may kilala ka ba palang Dane Externon? alam taga st. scho siya eh. 2008 batch ata
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2011, 04:41:45 PM »
Mga sis, baka may kilala kayo may gusto- naghahanap ako ng kapalit kong associate designer. pero dapat taga south (pque/laspinas/muntinlupa/alabang). Very nice ang boss ko at madami talagang matututunan. wish ko lang I didn't have to leave her..
*fresh graduates are welcome to apply, pls pm me lang kung interested.
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2011, 04:48:04 PM »
meron ba ditong magtatake ng boards this year? san kayo magrereview?
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2011, 06:26:45 PM »
balita ko cdep is good kaysa [textspeak!] sa may manila.. i forgot the name
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2011, 07:14:41 PM »
Hi sis snix,

We might be hiring new Interior Designers starting next week since  I will be resigning na by July. Home office sya pero we have lots of projects and minsan may opportunity din to travel. You'll learn a lot-from conceptualization to project management. Office is in QC. =) If you're interested, send me pm.


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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2011, 07:42:41 PM »
usually wala talaga silang plan, kasi taga probinsya kame, tinatamad silang magsukat. tapos pag magsusuggest ka itiles or something, sasabihin wala silang grinder! kaya pintura nalang, alam mo un! sana di nalang sila magpaconsult! LOL! puede na nga tile cutter lang eh kung malalambot na tiles! [textspeak!] ba yan! nakakaloka tlaga relatives ko pag magtatanung, alam mo yung di naman talaga kailangan ng ID kasi wala din silang budget, pero nangungulit sila! haha, di sa walang budget pambayad sa ID kundi walang budget pambili ng materyales na issusuggest ko

minsan nga pag nalaman na id ka kung ano ano tinatanong, pero wala naman [textspeak!] pera. minsan feeling close [textspeak!] din eh o para lang may masabi
yung dad ko nung nalaman na ngpapagawa ng condo tita ko, cnbi na pdeng magpatulong sakin. so sige nman ako kasi kamaganak. pumunta ko site, sumama magsourcing. walang bayad un. tiyaga [textspeak!].  after ko bigay lahat, di na ko kinontact uli. tapos malalaman ko na kumuha pala ng arkitekto para gumawa ng bagong design. to think ginawan ko pa ng 3d perspectives un. napagod lang ako!
ok [textspeak!] naman sa kin, kumbaga kung ayaw niya, di wag. pero nung kinamusta nung kasi siya ng dad ko, sabihin daw ba na di ko daw sinasagot mga tawag niya? ako pa ngayon masama at nasermonan. sana from the start na lang sinabi niya na ayaw niya magpatulong. ok lang naman sakin. di sana di ko na kinailangan magleave ng madami at bumiyahe ng malayo. hello! taga pque ako [textspeak!] condo asa cubao. inis!

sori mga sis, ranting lang
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2011, 08:10:37 AM »
haha, oo nga eh, tapos pag may mameet kapa bagong tao palagi sasabihin nila papadesign sila, then pag nakausap mo na ayun wala naman pala pera, paraparaan lang para makakuha ng ideya! haha. ang daming ganyan nameet ko na, ayun naman pala gusto lang magtanung [textspeak!] tingin sa house nila,

 i know someone, kunwari design nya, sabi nya sa friend ko na design nya yun hotel. pero totoo nagmeet sila ng friend ko dun sa hotel na yun  . etong friend ko sobrang nagagandahan diba, so kinuha sya magdesign ng friend ko, then nung kausap ko na friend ko, sabi ng friend ko

 "ayan si _____ , sya nagdesign nung _____ hotel!" di nalang ako umiimik kasi sa loob loob ko, alam ko kasi contractor employer nya dun.alam ko kasi ang designer nun eh si msa! parang ganun. kahit designer ka in profession pero wag mong angkinin ang design ng msa! alam mo yun, nakakainis yung ganun tao, oo na ikaw na ang magaling!
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2011, 12:14:00 PM »
sobra naman un! angkinin daw ba ang gawa ng iba
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2011, 03:24:22 PM »
oo nga eh, actually nainis nga ako eh, kasi office namen isa sa mga designer nung hotel, pero di nalang ako nagsalita sa friend ko kasi friend nya yung nagyayabang ng design ng iba eh, nakakatawa kung nagsalita ako siguro pahiya siya! hehe
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