Ellen Fisher

Ellen Fisher
Dean, New York School of Interior Design

Just in time for school, we have Ellen Fisher, the dean of New York School of Interior Design! We are going to talk about the creating of designers and piggy-back off of the discussions from the past couple of weeks on how to make the experience for either an in college intern or a new graduate.

Ellen Fisher has been with New York School of Interior Design since 1999, beginning her career at the College as a member of the faculty, and later becoming lower division area coordinator, associate vice president for academic affairs, and ultimately, vice president of academic affairs and dean in 2012. Fisher is a New York State certified interior designer, with graduate degrees in teaching with technology, and architectural studies. She earned a Ph.D. in Architectural Studies/Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri in 2011. For many years, she maintained an active design practice in New York metropolitan area. Her many areas of expertise include evidence- based design, design and literacy, and digital learning.

Show Notes

  • Does she believe students are being taught enough about the business part of interior design?
  • What are some of the tools being taught at New York School of Design?
  • Have a sense of momentum!
  • What would be the first thing she would want a new graduate to understand?
  • Why are only 10 percent staying in interior design from graduation?
  • How do interns find a job at NYSID?
  • How does a job board work?
  • Would she tell a new student the same advice as a graduating student?


212-472-1500 Career Services
Symposium: Interior Design: The Essential Profession
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the New York School of Interior Design
Friday, October 7th 9am-5pm
For details and tickets: https://nysid.edu/symposium

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