Metropolitan gave me a solid foundation on which I have built my interior design firm. My teachers were really top rate - it was an intensive 144 hours of design coursework. They encourage me to reach higher than even I had planned for myself. My career has been on a fast track, and I use the knowledge that I gained at MID everyday in my business.
- Marlaina Teich
Marlaina Teich Designs, Corp.
I chose to go to the Metropolitan Institute of Design to pursue my creative passion and to fulfill my desire to become an interior designer. I began classes in 2003 and graduated in 2005, immediately opening my freelance interior design corporation, Creative Design by Ellen Sender Inc. MID is great because it offers many elective classes to suit ones interests. The programs are great for anyone with a busy schedule, especially for family oriented mothers such s myself. This summer I will complete my degree with an advance diploma and become an allied ASID member. MID Helped Me Gain the self-esteem and confidence needed to become a successful interior designer.
- Ellen Sender
Creative Design by Ellen Sender, Inc.
The Metropolitan Institute Of Design helped turn us from passionate students to professional designers. Our top-notch education gave us the skills and visionary thinking required to create beautiful spaces that reflect individual needs.
- Rena Apotsos and Holly Bilello
Owners, Creative Home Interiors
One of the decisions I ever made in my life was to enroll in classes at the Metropolitan Institute of Design. Having an interest in interior design, I had previously enrolled in classes at my countys community college. It was okay, but I didn't feel confident to pursue a career in the industry afterward. I used the experience for my own personal use after I purchased my first home. It still didn't save me from making costly errors. The educators at MID were amazing! They nurtured my creativity, taught me great skills, offered wonderful resources and prepared me for a career in commercial and residential design. Today I own a successful full-service interior design firm which offers commercial and residential services, celebrating our 25th year with two locations. I know I could not have had this success without the education I received from the Metropolitan Institute of Design.
- Deborah Vasser
Owner, Deborah Vasser Interiors
I learned so much about the world of interior design at the Metropolitan Institute of Design. The professors were inspirational, and shared a wealth of knowledge about the industry. The course offering and schedules allowed me to attend classes in the evenings, and work as an assistant designer during the day. The Bath Design course I took while at the school was the best preparation for the NKBA Certified Bath Designer exam! I actually used some notes from that class when I was preparing for the exam. Today, I am a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer, and run my own design business in South Florida. It all started with a dream, and an education....at the Metropolitan Institute of Design!
- Alena Capra, CKD, CBD, Green AP
Alena Capra Designs, LLC
I'm a former student and graduate of MID, June 2001. I created Annie B. Interiors, Inc. that same year and have been designing ever since. I probably should have written this letter years ago but it wouldn't have had the same meaning as it has now. With time to mellow and grow as a designer I realize how lucky I was to have chosen MID.
I'm always amazed at how well prepared I was after completion of the three
part program and the business practices class to just forge ahead and do
what I love . I remember bouncing around the D & D Building way back then
with tons of confidence because I knew I was armed with the right
information to say and do the right thing. I've always considered MID as
having been the right choice to learn the necessary aspects of my
This past year I moved to NYC. My younger son and I have joined
forces and created our company which you can view at www.broderfrauenglassinteriors.com.The website was launched a couple of
months ago so we're still adding pictures and tweaking our way through the
site. We welcome all comments neg/pos so we can really make our site worth
Sometimes it takes years for someone to realize they've gotten where they
are simply because they made the right choice somewhere down the line . .
. . for me it was the MIID curriculum, staff and faculty. Thank you for a
Annie B. Interiors, Inc.
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