Tips to Become a Better Design Student


Earning a degree in design can be a challenge. Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, graphic designer, or website designer, every area of emphasis requires a lot of hard work and dedication. We want to help make your design education as good as it possibly can be. In this blog, we’ll share a few of…

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Writing a killer cover letter

Are you starting the search to find an internship? Or looking for a new position at a new company? A cover letter is one of the first things your future employer sees when ‘weeding’ through candidates. Some applications may not require a cover letter, however I personally believe you should always take the time to…

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Meeting Etiquette and Board Room Advice


As a young professional, sitting in on client meetings can be intimidating, but invaluable experience. You will get to hear firsthand what the client’s perspective on the project is, what their main areas of focus and concern are, and any decisions made so you can hit the ground running on the production side. Also, you…

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Emerging Professionals Series: Productivity


Productivity Ahh, productivity. It has been the goal of businesses since the era of industrialization and specialization, so I wanted to spend a little time going over some tips on how to increase your productivity, work more effectively, and maintain your sanity!    Knock out the hard stuff first Have you heard of decision fatigue?…

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ID8 Professional Development Book List


At ID8 Architecture we value education, so much so that it’s listed as one of our core values. Our team is full of life long learners who pursue growth and constantly seek opportunities to learn new skills. We encourage one another and push each other towards becoming the best possible versions of ourselves. One way…

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Emerging Professionals Series: Interview Tips


Photo by mentatdgt from Pexels Our talented people are the heartbeat behind our work, and also the reason we don’t take interviewing lightly. The interview is one of the most important parts of the hiring process at ID8 Architecture. Before adding new members to our team we like to understand your strengths, learn about your…

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Emerging Professional Series: Portfolio Tips & Tricks


Getting a job or internship at ID8 Architecture (or any firm for that matter!) doesn’t only depend on your skills as an architect or interior designer. The way you present those skills also plays an essential role. This is why your portfolio is so important! We value education, which led us to gather our team…

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Emerging Professional Series: What are employers looking for?

Resume Graphic

Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels We’ve all been there. In search of the “perfect” internship or job, and getting a bit cross-eyed after looking over our cover letter, resume, and portfolio ONE more time before we upload and hit ‘SAVE’. But what happens to our submission materials after we upload? How do employers review…

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