How do you know if making a career change is right for you? Rebecca of Studio Plumb made the transition to interior design after working as a graphic designer for over 20 years. Rebecca is a firm believer that it is never too late to change your path in life and she shares with us how her life has changed since making her big career move.
1. How did you get started in your industry? What led to your passion for your career?
I’m very affected by my environment and I was one of those kids that rearranged her bedroom several times a year and always loved leafing through home magazines. I decided to pursue graphic design in college and the first 20 years of my career was spent as a designer in marketing and eventually running a creative agency.
2. What were some of the bigger challenges you experienced in getting started?
I made a huge life and career shift 3.5 years ago and left my company and much of my network and decided to pursue interior design. I was in my early forties taking classes at the community college and getting the nerve to announce my new venture but I had no idea what I was doing. I had a major inferiority complex (I still do), the typical imposter syndrome on top of a steep learning curve.