"Interior Design is a very intimate job that requires me to know the client on a much more personal level than compared to other professions. "
Originally, I wanted to become an Architect, but it was via architecture that I discovered Interior Design and I’ve fallen in love with it since then! Primarily I gained experience of being an Interior Designer via an internship, but my time studying Architecture Design Technology and Interior Design university helped a little.
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What does a typical day at work look like for you?
No day is the same! There are days where it’s meetings all day long. On another day, it'll be on-site projects and other days it’s other project related engagements. Deliveries of Interior products and items are the biggest challenges I personally face at work. It’s the ‘make or break’ between a project finishing on time or finishing very late. Within my role, I work with people in other professions such as Architects, Interior Architects, Interior Decorators, CAD Specialists, Artists, Joiners, and Contractors.
"In my opinion, the best thing I like about my role is the discovery of furniture, materials and décor pieces. After that, it’s the client’s reaction to the transformation! Being a Woman working in my area profession is cool - I enjoy it! Interior Design is a space dominated by women."
Do you think there is a stigma or misconception preventing young women from joining the Construction Industry?
Definitely. I think it is the assumption that young women do not have knowledge. I think it is important to give young women a chance to grow and learn in fields they are not really accepted in so easily.
What advice would you give a young woman thinking about a career in your role?
Do it and be confident in your talent and what you can bring to the table. The only thing that stands in your way is you.
What do you aim to do next in your career?
I want to show young women like me that it is very possible to get into a space you want to be in. As I document the journey, my ultimate aim is to support and educate women whilst the documentation occurs on my social platforms.
@aurelietshiama @ati.uk @oure.co
Be confident in your talent and what you can bring to the table.”
Hey, my name is Aurelie Tshiama, I'm a 25 years old and I’m an Interior Designer & Founder of Aurelie Tshiama Interior’s London. I’ve been working within the industry for 2 and a half years.