Is attending design school still worth the time, effort, and money it takes? And are the schools teaching the right things? Should the focus be on principles or practicalities? In this episode, the president of the New York School of Interior Design, David Sprouls, is joined by two of the school’s distinguished alumni, Penny Drue Baird and Drew McGukin, to talk about whether techniques or technology should prevail, why they only hire design school graduates, how schools can help diversify and expand the student body, and why nobody seems to know design history these days.
In this episode, our guests discuss:
Why design schools are worth the time and money Are students actually learning what they need to know for the real world?How the curricula at NYSID has kept up with changing lifestyles and the increasing use of technologyHow to keep up with new technology while balancing traditional design tactics like sketching and hand drawingThe most important skills Penny and Drew learned while at design school Why firms prefer hiring people who went to design schoolHow the NYSID decides its curriculum and coursework
10 Things You Should Know About Becoming an Interior Designer on MyMove15 Interior Design Schools Worth Applying to on Architectural DigestBecome An Interior Designer on ASID Meet Our New Scholarship Winner on ChairishNew York School of Interior DesignDessins LLC.Drew McGukin Interiors
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Chairish: @chairishcoMichael Boodro: @michaelboodroNYSID: @nysidPenny Drue Baird: @pennydessinsDrew McGukin: @drewmcgukinDavid Sprouls: @david.sprouls
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