Glenn Lanson, a cabinet installer with Wilco Cabinets in Green Bay, cuts pieces of trim for kitchen cabinets in a new home Thursday in De Pere. Experts say the recovering home construction and commercial building markets, as well as heightened activity in home remodeling, is increasing demand for people with interior design skills.
Sixteen years working in retail was enough for Ross Proulx.
When he was considering a new career, he wanted a job that centered around his interest in design work and architecture. Proulx found it in interior design.
"Many years ago, I had considered going to architectural school but didn't," said Proulx, 39, of Appleton. While working full time, he reviewed programs at Fox Valley Technical College and was one of the first graduates of the school's commercial design program in 2011. ...