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I’m Studying Certificate in Design at ISCD

Certificate in Design at ISCD

For so long, I’ve been eager to become more than just someone who was utterly obsessed with interior design. Recently, while flicking through my Real Living magazine, I came across an advert for iscd (international school of colour + design). I took the first step toward my dream of becoming a fully-fledged stylist and shot them an email.

Certificate in Design at ISCD

The whole process was very exciting and pretty amazing. I went in to see the team at the North Sydney school and told them about my goals of moving beyond being a part-time stylist for friends to undergoing some real study that could help me realise my dreams of getting into interior design. Their student adviser, Aida, was so full of passion (she has completed the Certificate in Design at iscd herself) and took me through the Certificate IV in Design.

Certificate in Design at ISCD

There was never really any hesitation on my part about this course and the school. The moment the lift doors opened into their colourful foyer, I felt like I was home! Once Aida gave me a tour of the school and the lowdown on just what the course could do for me, I was sold. I couldn’t be happier to make 2013 my year for study, especially considering the whole thing fits in with my full-time job as a sub editor.

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Certificate in Design at ISCD

The most exciting part is being able to share my knowledge about styling on the blog. Granted, I do this already, but to have a complete understanding of what I am so passionate about it going to be beyond amazing. If you’re in the same boat as me and you’re eager to get into a course that you can do after work each week, iscd is definitely worth looking into.

Certificate in Design at ISCD

The study begins in May and runs to December, so it’s going to be a very busy – but very, very exciting – year. I can’t wait to immerse myself in this course and bring news, tips and more to you when I can throughout the second half of 2013. the life creative will run as normal, but it’s safe to say the blog is about to get so much better with the help of this course from iscd! Lock and load, creatives!

For more information on iscd and their courses, check out their website here.

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

  • melanie2880@hotmail.com


    Wow, how exciting! When you’re a big fancy stylish and need a PA think of me…I’m your gal. It would be so fun to work in a creative industry.

    14 March, 2013
  • Rebecca


    Well done you 🙂 It is always great to learn more, even though I already read your styling tips with awe.

    Good luck with the course I am sure you are going to be top of the class 🙂

    14 March, 2013
    • aww thanks Rebecca – that is very kind of you to say! I can’t wait to start the course and get a real foundation for the stuff I already love.

      15 March, 2013
  • Daisy


    Hi Chris, I have been contemplating studying or just working and getting more experience but like you wrote I too wanted to make this passion that I always did on the side a full time love. i was looking for the right course & just stumbled over ISDC and was excited by what I read but now reading your blog has made me even more excited! Your post just gave it that much more credence and now can’t wait to start! Now to contact them and decide on a course! So excited! Thanks for sharing. It helped a slightly confused creative creature like me. 😉 Have a great week. 🙂

    24 September, 2014
  • Would love to read a follow up on how you found the course, I’ve had my eye on it for about 12 months but it’s so expensive. I’ve been doing a few other online courses but still keep wondering about ISCD.

    31 December, 2014
      • That would be great! Funnily enough I was just sitting reading a magazine and reading about a Sydney designer who did the course and just hopped on the pc to remind myself of the prices when I got your message……….wonder if that’s a sign lol

        10 January, 2015
  • jeanie


    I know this is an old thread, but I would so appreciate an update on how ISCD turned out for you. I’m in the US and I just can’t find any school like this here! It sounds great, but not being able to physically be there in Australia to interact and paying a gazillion dollars for shipping books to me, etc…has be stymied 🙁

    10 March, 2016

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