A Top Ranked Interior Design School

Experience how a specialized interior design school in California can prepare you for a successful career in interior design.

Founded in 1977, Design Institute of San Diego is devoted to a single purpose: providing a professional education in interior design. It's more than simply developing outstanding creative and technical skills. We teach our students to think and design critically, globally and sustainably.

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Alumni Spotlight

Meet our Alumni and explore their paths to success. Let their stories inspire you to pursue your passion.

JULES WILSON | 1997 DISD GRAD
Founder,
Jules Wilson Design Studio

"Be serious, be focused, and work hard..."
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RYAN GORDON JACKSON | 2004 DISD GRAD
Principal Designer,
Studio Jackson Inc

"Follow your dream and be yourself..."
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KELLY HINCHMAN | 2007 DISD GRAD
Founder / Design Principal,
Studio H Design Group

"Be observant to surroundings and details..."
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TATIANA MACHADO-ROSAS | 1998 DISD GRAD
Interior Design Department Head and Senior Designer,
Jackson Design & Remodeling

"Be open to starting from the bottom and be humble..."
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DOMINIKA BANDYK | 2011 DISD GRAD
Manager, Architectural and Designer Services,
Dunn-Edwards Corporation

"Get a job in the field while going to school..."
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ALISON GREEN | 2010 DISD GRAD
Senior Interior Designer,
Jackson Design & Remodeling

"Try to get as much hands-on experience while you can..."
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday,
March 19, 2019

CAMPUS TOUR AND WORKSHOP

We invite you to explore a career in interior design by joining us at our next Campus Tour and Workshop: 6PM - 8PM

Monday,
March 18, 2019

OPEN STUDIO SERIES: BEHIND THE WALL - ARCHITECTURE IN YUCATÁN

We’re excited to announce a visiting designer lecture and Q+A session for our next Open Studio Series: Behind the Wall - Architecture in the Yucatan. Co-Owners of Taller Estilo Arquitectura, architects Victor Cruz Dominguez and Atalhualpa Hernandez Salazar will be on campus to discuss the architecture along the Yucatan Peninsula. Join us for this engaging discussion. Lunch will be provided.

Monday,
April 8, 2019

SHIPPING CONTAINER + TINY HOME INTERIOR DESIGN CHALLENGE 2019

Are you a high school student and an aspiring designer up for a challenge? Test your creativity and win! Submissions due April 8, 2019

Monday,
July 15, 2019

YOUNG DESIGNERS SUMMER CAMP

DISD Summer Camp is an engaging and creative weeklong experience for High School students who want to learn more about interior design. Students will explore design fundamentals, visit notable interiors designed by DI alumni, and engage in a hands-on team design project. July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019