13th February 2024 | IN EXPERT INSIGHT | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Amin Goliri, Senior Interior Designer at Alkafaa Engineering Consultant has given his insights into the industry. Greeting to all of you, my name is Amin Goliri, I am from South Sudan, an Interior designer with more than ten years’ experience in Residential and Commercial interior design; especially interior design for office space, Professional in Architectural interior concept design and 3D modelling using design software’s site supervision experiences of over ten years. More than four years’ experience in Architectural photography. Recently I had a master degree in Art Design from Harbin University in China. Now I am working in UAE with Alkafaa Engineering Consultant as Senior Interior Designer. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant Why did you want to work in the interior design profession? In the beginning, I thank God for the talent of the interior designer. The designer’s profession or working as an interior designer in my personal opinion is a message and a humanitarian service that we provide to society as a whole, because the nature of our work as designers is to create the interior space and coordinate the interior elements so that a person can carry out his activity comfortably within the space. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant Which elements of your profession do you enjoy the most? In fact, all the elements and stages of design are very important to me, but if we want to be specific, I think that the initial stages of the interior design process are among the most enjoyable things I enjoy, especially the stage of collecting ideas and initial drawings. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant What has been your most memorable career highlight from the past year? The past year has included many beautiful years that have passed me through beautiful professional events, but there is what I call the most wonderful, which is the design of a new residence for newlyweds inside their parents’ house. The challenge was that the area of the apartment was very small, but despite that, I was able to provide all their basic requirements inside the apartment. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant What are your favorite types of projects to work on and why? I think that all projects are preferable to me, whether they are residential, commercial, or administrative, but to be honest, I always lean toward administrative projects (office design), for two basic reasons. The first reason is because this is what I specialise in. The second reason is that you are dealing with constant variables during the design stages and the speed of completion. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant What are the most challenging aspects of working in interior design? I believe that all aspects of the work in the interior design process are not without difficulties, but if we study each stage well there will be no problem, but if we want to determine the most difficult stage, it is the implementation stage, for sure. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant What do you wish you knew before working in the field? There are many things I wish I knew, but the most important of them is the moment I discovered that the design process requires a very long time to think deeply about the sequence of tasks, and it also requires a lot of mental effort to imagine the design and materials required for the project. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant If you could give one tip to aspiring designers, what would it be? If I had the opportunity to offer advice to designers, I think I would tell them that we are one of the pillars of civil service for a society, and our job is to make human life better within the environment in which they live, so we must always develop ourselves better so that we can carry out these mighty tasks. Alkafaa Engineering Consultant How do you see the interior design industry evolving in the year ahead? Being an interior designer, I have witnessed the technological development and the speed of the business market, especially in the field of modern technology, industry, modern technology for building materials, etc. I believe that in the coming years, the field of interior design will be more developed and will provide the best modern technologies and innovative solutions for all types of engineering projects. What does being an SBID Accredited Interior Designer mean to you? In fact, it is an indescribable feeling, but I will try to summarise it in a simple way. Firstly, being a certified interior designer is the biggest dream that has come true in my professional career. Secondly, I believe that my membership in the association is the gateway to reaching the international level in the field of interior design. Thirdly, my membership means gaining new experiences at the hands of great designers in the field. Amin Goliri, Senior Interior Designer at Alkafaa Engineering Consultant About ALKAFAA ENGINEERING CONSULTANT Alkafaa was established to provide engineering consultancy services at a high level of quality based on practical experience spanning more than 15 years with designing more than 500 projects in Fujairah. Alkafaa works on the use of the latest technologies in architectural design and project management, which are implementation of the lean principles, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) in supervising of projects. Visit Profile If you’d like to feature your news or stories on SBID.org, get in touch to find out more. 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