"Thank you so much for
designing such a wonderful course. Your lessons offered me a wealth of knowledge while maintaining a
consistent pace and strait forward nature. My passion for art and design is lifelong. However, it
was through the DTI Certification program that I learned what I know now. Each session made me
realize there was so much that I needed to learn. I am glad you, a professional and veteran in this
field, provided me with this opportunity.
With what I have learned here and my background in fashion and advertising, I feel my career possibilities are endless.
Again, I thank you for this fabulous opportunity."
K.H., Los Angeles, CA
“A thousand accolades
are not enough to express the value of your wonderful program. When I was only half way through the
course I had an opportunity to bid on a large project and I believe (due to the information in the
course book) I was able to win a large decorating project here in California. Now all the avenues
have opened up for me and I am very busy decorating”.
T. S. Graeagle, CA
“The program has
provided me with a wealth of practical application that will prove to be invaluable for my entry
into the Interior Decorating profession”.
J. P. Atlantic Highlands, NJ
“The DTI program and
CID certification has opened many doors for me”.
M.B. Barnstable, MA
“I have just finished
the DTI program. Not only was it a great review of the decorating profession, but also I found that
two parts of it were absolutely invaluable in continuing my business. The “History of
Furniture and Architectural Styles” was very concise and informative and exactly what I
needed. “Consulting Fees & Compensation” cleared up so much for me on exactly what I
should be charging. I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful program”.
S.W. Laguna Niguel, CA
"I enjoyed my time working
through the course. The most valuable parts to me were the "hands on" portions such as the Furniture
Layout, Material Choices, Window Treatment Elevation and Wall grouping. The templates and color
wheel are a valuable addition to the workbook and I found them very helpful. I look forward to your
review of the assignments enclosed".
T. C. Plano, TX
(Letter from an Interior Design Educator)
"We are in the process of
forming a certificate program in Interior Decorating at our university.
We have read some information on your organization and we were quite impressed with the efforts of Ron Renner and the organization to raise the standards in the industry for decorators and to distinguish the difference between the decorator and the designer. As an Interior Designer and educator, I am familiar with ASID, NCIDQ and appreciate these affiliations with Mr. Renner.
I have a Master’s degree in Interior Design and have taught at the Bachelor level for many years at several local colleges and universities. I observed, at almost every level, whether it was Associates or Bachelors, the instructors ignoring the competing decorators as if they did not exist, as if we ignore them they will go away. I believe, like Mr. Renner, that we have to make them accountable and hold them to a higher standard.
I have discontinued teaching the in the four year programs and have started teaching again in the certificate programs at an Art Institute and a university in general design classes. We at the university would like to distinguish our upcoming Certificate program from the rest by certification and accreditation by a recognized and thoughtful organization such as yours.We would appreciate some detailed info about the criteria by which you evaluate these programs.