This was a topic brought up by one of my subscribers. Raise your hand if you’ve ever spent far too much time exporting PDFs individually when it’s time to send the drawings to the client or the printers? 🙋 Me. I’ve done that. When I was first working on projects in a firm, we always"How to create multi-page PDFs directly from AutoCAD – Batch Plotting"
As much as I advocate for the use of design software like Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Revit, and Sketchup, I admit pretty whole heartedly that Microsoft Office products should have a place in your software skills repertoire as well. The big three: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel frankly just have a pretty firm place in most"Make Good Design Easier in the Software You Use Everyday: Theme fonts and colors in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint"
There are a whole lot of interior design skills that will become easier and faster with more and more practice. I mean I’m a big advocate of consistent practice with all the CAD programs. It will almost automatically make you faster and more effective. One aspect of a designer’s job that’s really difficult to make"How to Use Pinterest like a Pro for Interior Design Project Research"
Today, we’re going to do something a little bit different. So much of this blog focuses on the digital side of being an interior design. Well the reality is that there’s a great deal of physical skills needed in succeeding in this business. No, you’re not doing any building or tile laying yourself, but you"Anatomy of a Materials Presentation"
One of my favorite things on the internet is this monologue from the perspective of Comic Sans (NSFW). It’s a font that receives a lot of hate (and it definitely is far too ubiquitous in my opinion). (Another favorite is the SNL skit devoted to the choice of Papyrus for the Avatar poster). But the"Font Combinations: Don’t Just Use Default Fonts"
Digital file organization is just as if not more important than the organization within the files themselves. Too many designers do the thing of saving things like thisisthefinalonePLEASELETITWORK.pdf. It’s pretty satisfying to name a file that in a stressful moment, but it’s pretty impossible to search and find that file or even know what’s on"How to Organize the Digital Files for your Interior Design Business"
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