A smart thing to do while you train to become an interior designer is to specialise. You could always diversify later, but initially it is a good idea to find a niche for yourself.
If you would like to do residential interiors, focus on that for a few years. If commercial spaces are your cup of tea, gain experience in such contracts. If you think you want to stick to design and stay away from the rest of the madness, then stick to just design. If organisational skills are your forte, turn to project management. Find out what your skills are and then start honing them, until you reach a stage when you can start honing another skill.
A good interior designer should be able to work well with anyone from the architect to the civil contractor. If you just want to do your own thing regardless of their suggestions or requirements, the simplest project will turn into a nightmare. At the end of the day, if you, along with all the others involved in the project, including your client, cannot be a cohesive team, the whole thing will fall apart.
If your creative genius can be coupled with practical ability, you are well on your way to becoming a successful interior designer.
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