Career Guides for Art & Design Professionals
As the world's leading online art and design school, we strive to serve creative professionals all over the world. Our art and design career guides are written by professional designers, planners and stylists which offer you free information and career advice so that you can succeed as a pro in your field of study.
Interior Design Career Guide
From training and certification to job hunting or starting your own business, there are plenty of topics to explore before becoming an interior designer.
AutoCAD Designer’s Career Guide
Whether you’re just starting out in AutoCAD or are looking to expand your professional capabilities, our career guide answers important questions about this rewarding field.
Wedding and Event Planning Career Guide
If you're interested in pursuing a professional wedding or event planning career, here's a comprehensive guide on how to get started.
Student Success Stories
Ever since she was young, Sandra Mijan has been drawn to interior design. She has memories of being 5 years old, mentally rearranging and redecorating rooms in her head as her imagination wandered to the field of staging and design. When she was 20 years old, her family moved from Yugoslavia to the United States as refugees. After completing years…
After working in the museum industry as an exhibition designer and project manager for 18 years, Mary Plouffe became frustrated with the slow production process and limitations of the field. Having always been interested in art and design (plus always wanting to start her own business), she soon enrolled in NYIAD’s online interior design course. Today, she runs her own…
After Linda Huber read the quote, “To our homes and workspaces- may they be our personal paradises,” she knew she wanted to learn more about the art of Feng Shui. Soon discovering NYIAD, she enrolled and began to use her knowledge designing spaces in the lives of herself, her family, and friends. Since then, she’s continued her education whenever possible,…