As a digital publication we show the success of design and the professionals in the business. It can seem glamorous, uncomplicated and exciting. But the reality is that the work of interior design can require many developed skills beyond just being creative. It takes equal parts vision to business acumen. We talked to 3 of the industry’s top designers (Kate Lester, Jess Cooney, and Maureen Stevens) to ask them questions about their business and trajectory as professionals. Hint: this article can help seasoned designers and those looking to enter the field alike.