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Saturday, June 11, 2005

Interior design vs Jewelry design

Let me go back in time, three years ago it was a turning point in my life. I had to decide what my major will be. I had many options to choose from, my dad once being a doctor wanted me to study pharmacy. I hate memorizing so I was against this option and said NO to my dad for the first time in my life. My mom wanted me to study jewelry design which we don't have in Jordan. Ok I didn't know what to study at all. I like drawing I used to draw some stuff as a kid so I didn't mind studying design. But both dad and mom knew I am the kind of person who can live alone I cant go study abroad especially at that age 17yrs. So the best solution was to study something else but still under DESIGN category. So from here the idea of interior design came as a temporary option so when I finish I will be in a suitable age to go study jewelry design abroad.

Still in the summer before joining university as an interior designer I joined my uncles and took a course in "Diamond grading and classification". This course was presented by a Belgium professor who came to train Jordanian jewelers for one month. I knew nothing about Diamonds at the time; I was 17 the youngest and the only girl present with my three uncles. Now I have a certificate and I was one of the best students in the course taking into consideration it was my first experience with stones unlike others.

As you guys know, now I am a good interior designer and I love interior design. I don't know if I should stop here of continue the first plan. I still have one year to think but still I can't decide what I want. I am a good interior designer I am afraid I will not be as good if I gave up interior design and continued jewelry design. Or maybe jewelry design was the best option for me because it's easier and at least I can help my family. I feel I am facing another turning point in my life. I just can't choose I like both and in both cases I am a designer and I love this word.

Can anyone put himself in my place and help me decide?

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  • Mira... the good news is that many of us dont know what we want, the bad news no one can tell you what you want! I always wanted to be an interior designer, and a journalist and an architect and a social worker and a business woman! and do you know what i ended up doing? computer science!!!!!!

    But maybe you can do both, maybe you dont need to give up one for the other, i mean why dont you finish the interior design thing, and when you are done you can do this jewelery thing... if you like it.

    Actually this is what i have done, i started my own business which is work with youth, and so i have done both the business and social work together, I started writing articles to magazines, which took care of the journalist thing. The next thing would be the interior design... maybe i will do that one of these days:)


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/11/2005 1:22 PM  

  • Madas at the end I'm the one to decied but that doesnt mean ur opinions doesnt help :) I'm considering studing both but the problem is here "Is it better to know a bit in everything or to know everything about one thing?" ????

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 6/11/2005 1:54 PM  

  • 100% definetly a bit of everything.....specialized people are more difficult to find jobs, and they are very difficult to please or be please... I mean you can always specialize later on in life, once you know where there is money and where you are more comfortable.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/11/2005 4:07 PM  

  • 100% definetly a bit of everything I second that Mariam, I have BA political science, and working to have computer science one, but still have no job :D

    you can always try to link between the two professions you have, specially when both in design field.

    By Blogger Jad, at 6/11/2005 11:08 PM  

  • Yeah I cried today and guess where and in front of who in front of my jury......for his stupidity....He wanted me ....I couldn’t handle it anymore....

    I believe this is why your facing another turning point in your life!

    Don't let them play with ur mind. Just do what u like to do and this is how u become a successful Designer.

    By Anonymous Asfour, at 6/11/2005 11:31 PM  

  • Study what you like most, without taking into consideration anything else, the worst thing in the world is to devote your life to something you don't particularly like, you'll spend your whole life living in an internal struggle, regretting your path, and ignoring the constant itch to study or practice your passion.
    Believe me, I’ve been there and already made a huge mistake, which I’m having a very hard time fixing it.
    And don't mix between what you like and what you're good at, you could be master of jewelry design but yet don't like it that much.

    There's no clear winner between general study and specialized study, general study will let you easily change your work in the future if you get bored of certain thing, and allows you to easily find another job, but specialized work especially if you really like it will get you higher in the career path, let you earn more money, the current world favors the specialized people over general ones.

    But my advice to you, do what you like most regardless of anything else and I guarantee you that success will come later.
    If you’d like read this article “http://www.fastcompany.com/online/66/mylife.html” it’s a bit long but it’s worth it.
    I hope that helps you.

    By Blogger Baher, at 6/12/2005 12:00 AM  

  • Thank you all for ur great help but the problem is that i do like both and i cant choose. Even if i had to choose both there must be a major one so here we go again to the same point.In other words i have a problem which is that i have to take summer course and summer trainning in the same time i am considering to take extra programs to help me as an interier like maya and i wanna learn more how to use photoshop, sketch up, 3dmax and corel draw. All this will cost so much money, increase the load and will take alot of time and effort. In other words i cant do all that this summer and after i graduate to go kill myself again studing jewelry design and forgetting -even if it was a small part-wat i did learn in interior cause i have to concentrate on jewelry design.I am so lost. especially if i graduate i have to go study jewelry that means i didnt work for an interior which will increase the chance of mr losing what i learned.
    Over all that i still dont feel really comfortable to leave everything here in jordan and go study abroad or even continue interior design as a master. I dont want to push myself and regret it and i dont want to be a normal person or normal designer that once lived and died i wanna try to achieve smthn.

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 6/12/2005 2:16 AM  

  • Which major is easier to you to find a seat in a company after graduation?

    By Blogger Jad, at 6/12/2005 4:02 AM  

  • I guess both :s cause jewelry i will work with my family and i am a good interior i dont think i will have problems?????

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 6/12/2005 4:10 AM  

  • can you work with your family & as freelance interior designer?

    By Blogger Jad, at 6/12/2005 4:26 AM  

  • Maybe but interior design needs alot of time and concentration you know deadlines???

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 6/12/2005 6:06 AM  

  • If you like them exactly the same (IMO weird!!) you have to choose in a logical way, with taking into consideration all of those things:
    Effort (Which path is easir?)
    Time (Which path is shorter?)
    Fun (Which path is more fun?)

    You have to write down the positives and negatives of each path, and then compare them to each other, this will help you choose more carefully.

    I hope you choose the right one, Good luck.

    By Blogger Baher, at 6/12/2005 6:37 AM  

  • if I were you, I would just atjawaz wa ag3od bel bayt :D
    but then I would design my house and my own jewelry

    By Blogger Jad, at 6/12/2005 9:07 AM  

  • Hahahaha guys ur great :D
    you helped in a way or another :)Thx alot.
    The easier would be jewelry design btw :)

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 6/12/2005 9:35 AM  

  • Mira, I think you should go for it and continue with your first choice. First there's nothing wrong with more education. Second you're still very young. You can always apply what you study to other situations. What I'm trying to say is that there things that qualify as transferrable skills which you may use in many jobs or even life. And by studying jewelery design, you can probably approach interior design from a different angle, and perhaps have your signature designs. Go for it Mira, you got my full support.

    By Blogger Omar, at 6/12/2005 4:19 PM  

  • Oh Omar thx alot :) i will see wat will happen:)thx for the support

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