A guide to securing work

By Elspeth Pridham
October 15, 2020

In With The Interior Design Crowd is a new book offering both graduates and junior interior designers a complete insider’s guide to securing work within the design industry.

Written by Lucy Painter, the director of recruitment agency Studio Recruitment, the book is filled with real world wisdom from leading industry experts on how to succeed as an interior designer. Advice ranges from how to write a stand out CV and interview successfully, to negotiating salaries and venturing into the world of freelance.

With over 15 years of recruiting within the interior design industry Painter wrote the book after noticing a fundamental flaw in the way new designers were venturing into the business. “This book is a response to the hundreds of CVs and portfolios I get from junior designers that are not presented in the way a client wants,” she says. “There are so many opportunities out there, but I realised there wasn’t anything to help guide graduates into the working world.”