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Set Yourself Up for a Successful Design Career

Creativity, technical knowledge and collaboration are essential parts of successful interior design careers — and so is understanding your role in designer/architect partnerships. These distinct-yet-inextricably-intertwined professions have complementary, specialized areas of expertise. As the designer, you’re not just focused on aesthetics or furnishings. You’re trained to look beyond the shell of a structure and identify ways to enhance occupants’ quality of life, offer insight into code and regulatory requirements, and much more. Leveraging your unique perspective early on helps avoid costly errors — and creates safer spaces for everyone.


As you begin your journey, look for firms that champion an integrated approach to projects and opportunities to work in regulated jurisdictions. That ensures you’re able to practice to the full extent of your capabilities — and realize your full potential. 

Promote Your Skills

For 50 years, clients and employers have regarded NCIDQ Certification as the global standard of highly qualified and knowledgeable interior designers. Earning this credential helps distinguish yourself by instantly demonstrating a specific set of core interior design competencies. Plus, you’ll also be included in the CIDQ public directory of certified designers and unlock benefits that open up exciting possibilities for your career.




Maximize your efforts by following these tips!


Utilize Hashtags: Using hashtags increases visibility and connects relevant conversations. We suggest posting with these hashtags: #NCIDQ #NCIDQCertified #BuildBetterTogether #AdvocateforCollaboration #InteriorDesignersandArchitects


Reposting: Want to stay active on a more regular basis? Re-share content already posted to the NCIDQ channels. Don’t forget to add a personal touch to the caption and tag us!


Lead the Way: Even when you're creating your own original posts, it's a good idea to tag @NCIDQ so your network can learn more about CIDQ, and potentially like/follow us.


Use Different Platforms: Post across various sites — like Facebook, Reddit, LinkedIn, Instagram and even TikTok — to reach more people in your community!


Share the Latest News: Keep up on new announcements and content by visiting NCIDQ at


Suggested Posts: Pair the suggested captions with the pre-made graphics below to instantly create engaging posts that highlight the need for a collaboration-focused future.

  • I am a Designer. Collaborator. Innovator. I stand for integrated interior designer-architect partnerships.

  • Interior Designers 🤝 Architects: Creating safer spaces together.

Interior Design advocacy
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Become an Advocate for Public Protection

CIDQ Advocacy Action Center
 NCARB | CIDQ Joint Report
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