Work for a small custom upholstery company. You will get hands-on experience daily by working with clients, designers, sales representatives, etc. Put your design knowledge/aesthetic to work by designing custom furniture pieces & selecting & coordinating textiles for many projects and managing projects from start to finish. Build prototypes of custom-designed sustainable pieces of furniture, etc. They are looking for someone for 15 hours a week and are very flexible. To apply, email resume and cover letter to Cary Weinstein at email@example.com.