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Get fresh tips from the budget decorating guru, Betsy Helmuth. Each episode is packed with secrets the other pros don't want you to know. 

Betsy is an NYC-based designer, owner of Affordable Interior Design, and has been featured on DIY Network, NBC's "Today Show", HGTV, Lifetime, and more. She is the author of the best-selling book, Big Design, Small Budget. Get a signed copy of Betsy's book here


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May 4, 2023

I am joined today by special guest, Shannon Major, alumna of the Academy and Uploft Interior Design designer here to share her journey with you.  


This episode, we discuss…

[1:01] About Shannon Major 

[1:22] How long it took Shannon to become an interior designer after joining the Academy

[1:52] What inspired Shannon to join the Academy

[2:45] What made Shannon look into interior design

[3:53] Other career paths Shannon was exploring

[4:35] Shannon’s experience with the Academy

[7:27] What the process was like from student to interior designer

[8:29] What Shannon’s day to day looks like as an interior designer

[12:57] The most valuable thing Shannon learned in the Academy

[16:45] Does Shannon still use the resources from the Academy?

[19:39] Advice Shannon would give someone who is skeptical about pursuing a career in interior design

[21:49] The positive changes Shannon has seen from taking the Academy

[24:56] Skills Shannon was able to transfer from teaching to interior design

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