INTERIOR DESIGN AS INNATE SKILL

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2010/01/21/1AA_CLERK21-jan._21_ART_01-21-10_D3_ERGC2O7.html?sid=101

Ohio is a state in which anybody with a pulse can call themselves an interior designer. The above is an example of a nice lady who feels that she was born with the skills and knowledge to proclaim herself an interior designer.  To wit;

Q: Was it difficult to learn about interior design?

A: No, I was always interested in it. I truly believe you have a gift for this; it’s not necessarily something that can be taught from a textbook.

True it is a free country (at least in Ohio). And as I said she is probably a very nice person and she may in fact have a good sense of creativity.  However, proponents of Interior Design as a  technical skill with a body of knowledge that must be learned via accredited education, practice as a journeyman and proven via an industry standard examination get a wee bit perturbed by the decorators claim of professional status as birthright.

Good grief.

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