Join us... for the only live online Jewish Interior Design course
- Interiors Planning & Drafting: hand drawing, surveys, perspective, scale, professional drawings, (introduction to) details.
- Essential IT skills: AutoCAD, Sketchup 3D and Photoshop (to enhance computer renderings).
- Materials, Finishes & Furnishings: Understanding colour, light and space and their application. Some materials explored in the course: wood, glass, the 'new age' textiles.
- Building Construction & Details: Understanding building systems, services, regulations, specifications, detail/section drawings.
- Design Theory, Context & Principles: Putting design in context, design project stages, interior principles (studio classes), presentation techniques, professional studies.
For employment opportunities for graduating students see Opportunites at the bottom of the page
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Interior Design Instructor
Tatyana Albinder holds dual degree in Computer Science and Interior Architecture and Design, and has over 14 years of combined experience as an engineer and an interior architect. Among others, she worked for such prominent firms as Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Carlene Anderson Design in the United States, and had a pleasure to work on a wide variety of projects all over the world, including Harvard Law School, RDV lounge in Meatpacking district of New York City, a resort in Korea, a luxury flat in The Plaza Hotel in New York City, and others. In 2004 she was featured in a design show "Designer Finals" on Home and Garden TV network. Ms. Albinder enjoys solving complex construction and design problems and is eager to share the knowledge with young designers who are eager to learn and take on new challenges.
Sheri-Ann (Tovit) Kelly
Interior Design Instructor
Having gained her Interior Design qualifications through graduate studies from the Architectural Interior Design program with Montreal’s Academy of Arts and Design School in 2003, Sheri-Ann has since cultivated an extensive background in residential and corporate interiors.
In 2010 Sheri-Ann was chosen as the sole Canadian winner of the California Paints Colour Challenge. Her winning color combinations are featured and published in California Paints’ exclusive 2011 interior/exterior color cards and online gallery.
With her passion for art, design and architecture, Sheri-Ann continues to upgrade her skills and create new visions with training, teaching and offering mini-design workshops. Sheri-Ann’s incredible artistic vision and strong technical background has enabled her to build a thriving practice as an independent Interior Architect within Canada and the U.S.A.
Sheri-Ann draws upon her expertise in architectural and building technology, as well as, design elements and trends to meet challenges, respect constraints and find the right solutions for all her clients. From initial contact through to completion of the project, Sheri-Ann is directly involved in all stages of projects. Her roles encompass working with clients, architects, engineers, and contractors. She is proficient in design, working drawings, contract administration, and design implementation.
Her unique philosophy proudly ensures designs that meet the functional and aesthetic needs of her clients today, while providing long term sustainability for tomorrow.
Michal Landau has a dual degree in Business Administration and Interior Design. She uses her unique combination of knowledge to manage and oversee the design process efficiently. For the past 4 years she has focused solely on residential design and project management and enjoys the logistical aspects of project coordination as much as the design process itself. She is fluent in AutoCad and uses it to create all her construction documents and plans. She has created a comprehensive class that transmits AutoCad fundamentals in an easy to understand manner, so students can quickly apply their knowledge.
Opportunities after the course include:
For all the list below, work experience is recommended before employment. A portfolio - which will be produced during the courses is also required to show the employers your talents, plus a good eye (for design) and creative flair.
- Interior designer or decorator working for a company or for another Interior Designer or starting your own freelance practice.
- Buying- involved in buying the right merchandise for stores or department stores. Sectors include fashion, footwear, accessories, electrical, lighting and furniture or home - which would be most relevant.
- Visual merchandising- the presentation of the merchandise in stores, for example; designing shop fronts. You can work in the office doing the drawings or been an in store visual merchandiser sorting the displays to maximise sales and promote trends.
- Museum or exhibition design
- Property Management - working for a company that maintain and look after properties
- Property Development - refurbishing properties in order to increase their resale value
- Bathroom/Kitchen Designer- this could be doing the space planning work or working in the showroom advising customers
- Set Design- designing back drops for television shows and other media. like theater
- Advertising (marketing) - visual display for promoting & to achieve the correct impact. This area is very wide and there are lots of opportunities in different departments.
Interior Design Program
2013-2014 course begins August 15, 2013
In this intensive 1+ year course, students will learn to evaluate, formulate and implement creative design solutions to meet the functional and aesthetic needs of the client. They will also explore the relationship of interior design to decorative styles, materials and finishes, crafts, technology, international standards and professional practice. Students will be introduced to both traditional and computer aided drafting skills using AutoCAD and Sketchup, which introduces students to basic information, skills, and concepts related to drafting and design. Special attention is given to sketching, measurement, room planning, auxiliary views. Students receive a thorough grounding in the practical and technical aspects of the subject. They will be equipped to draw plans, create models and work with contractors in the market.
I highly recommend the interior design course at Design Alive.
The teachers are highly professional, very acommodating and the classes are enjoyable and informative. The curriculum is all encompassing and definately prepares you for a career in the field.
Interior Designer at Icon Interiors inc.
Commercial design company
Having gained a job in the Interior Design field after completing the Design Alive Interior Design Program, I can attest that the training I received is a good tool to be successful in this industry. The lessons were very stimulating and educational, (and very similar to a traditional classroom environment.) The staff at Design Alive were eager to help me
succeed and were very accommodating. The icing on the cake was the fact that I could join the course wherever I was in the world and could always catchup on missed classes.
Chaya Grosskopf (Adler)
Interior Designer at Oaklever - Architecture and Interior Design Services
The portfolios are honestly the most impressive that i've seen from any program out there...
A potential student