People often ask me how I decided to go into the interior design industry, what my path was and where it all started.
Today I would like to talk about how I realized in general that I wanted to do interior design and create art.
I can say right away that I certainly have not dreamed of it since childhood, but I remember that, as a child, I always rearranged the room, I liked it. I would block something off with a closet, or I would make up some kind of curtain. That is a subconscious desire to improve and transform something in the space where I am, was present.
Everything is more prosaic: at the age of 15 I realized that I should go to work. I found my first job in the «Iz Ruk v Ruki» newspaper, remember it? That was long before the popular HeadHunter service.
In general, I started out by handing out flyers at construction markets advertising plastic windows. So I got into the construction design environment quite early, and there were always architects, designers, and private clients wandering around. I climbed the career ladder there quite quickly, and at the age of 17 I was hired by a competing company, where I was already working with a client - bringing clients to the booth.
If a deal was done, you got a percentage. Plus I had hourly pay, so I ended up making good money. From there, the window managers were already fighting for me.
By the way, an interesting point: in sixth grade in high school, we went to a narrow discipline, and my mom insisted that I went to class with artistic and graphic bias. She already knew that this was what I should be doing. Although, of course, I did not even think about such things.