Does the thought of a career in design bring to mind the catwalks in Milan and New York? Stage sets in Hollywood? The glossy pages of the world’s most renown publications in fashion, décor & architecture?

Or alternatively, the allure of being an entrepreneur running and building your own creative business? Making people feel amazing wearing designer clothes, or turning houses into homes, and offices into aesthetically beautiful work tanks!

As a creative, the world is your oyster! It can be considered one of the most rewarding careers and a great way to spend your working life. No two seasons, projects or clients are the same and diversity is the name of the game.

During her 25 plus years of experience in the creative world as a designer and lecturer, Alex Asman, principal and owner of Xela College of Design has seen time and again young talented adults being herded away from creative careers under the false belief that “you will never be able to make money”.  They are encouraged to pursue careers in academics such as accounting, business management, etc, where it is believed they will have a far greater financial reward. Alex has seen that success comes to those whose careers are aligned with their passion, desire and personality.

We are often approached by “stifled” designers in their late thirties and forties who have finally decided to take the plunge and follow their dreams! Artisan careers such as fashion design and interior design require passion! This does not fade over time. Alex would like to encourage parents to allow their children to spread their wings, follow their dreams and passion without the debilitating fear that as a creative they will never be successful.

An artisan should know no boundaries in their thoughts and skills, neither should their qualification! Artisans are about doing and any course should be a hands-on practical course, which is exactly what Xela College of Design offers.

With a range of full time study, part time study, short courses and an online course in either Fashion or Interior Design, there is something to suit everyone from age 18 – 80. Their Full time courses are internationally issued qualifications along with career-based and practical training. They pride themselves on their small facilitator run classes of only 16 students in their brand new Stellenbosch Campus. So why not give them a call or drop them an email to find where to enrol for their July or January intake, and your dream and passion into a career that you would love?