Frequently Asked Questions
This intensive 1-week, How-To Design Certificate course is perfect for:
- Anyone wanting to build a design business from the ground up
- Emerging Flippers and Project Managers
- Real Estate Agents looking to expand into assisting clients with homes that need renovating while earning extra $$$
- DIY creative home owners seeking the skill set to remodel their own home(s)
- Anyone with a personal interest in design
The larger a metropolitan area is, and the higher the cost of living is, the more a designer can charge. Rates across the country range from a low of $75/hr – $250+/hr. In addition to hourly rates, as a Designer, there are several ways to earn mark-ups on purchases and vendors, potentially adding several thousand to your bottom line on each project. All facets of pricing and procuring additional commission monies are covered in the course.
The Academy’s course equips students with all the business documents and design and marketing knowledge to attract and take on clients immediately upon graduating the 5-day program.
While no short term program can replace 4 years of time investment studying a field, our real-world structured formulas are easily employed. With today’s digital world, complicated programs that used to take months to master have been replaced with intuitive programs and outsourcing firms. Our course focuses on the core design training needed to effectively design a home from the ground up, attracting and closing clients and all the business administration skills, documents and tools needed to get your business up and running immediately. Many of our students have taken on large design projects straight out of the program. In addition, ongoing coaching is available to ensure your success.
Former HGTV design show host and co-producer of the program, Wanda Colon, along with over 10 industry experts, guide your journey from simple decorating to full blown successful Interior Design business. Our collaborative efforts and decades of experience are downloaded to you in a concise, easy format with fool proof results.
While any prior exposure to the industry is helpful, no previous experience or training is needed to attend our program. Each student is coached and mentored through every phase and everything needed to launch a successful business is taught and/or provided to the student. Along with all the design and business training, this course also includes all the business documents needed to get started right away.