What does an Interior Designer do?
As an Interior Designer you will plan the design of living and commercial environments including structural alterations, furnishing, fixtures, lighting and color schemes. The position combines the efficient and functional use of space with an understanding of aesthetics. As an Interior Designer you will develop initial ideas and acquire key information about potential projects, understand clients needs and building usage.
An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in fine arts or related field and a minimum of 3 years as a junior designer. You will be proficient in CAD, be able to use a MAC and be well versed in design and 3D awareness. You will have experience in design consultancy and a mastery with visualizing concepts and explain it to others. You will need to travel to visit client sites.
Interior Designer Salaries
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Interior Designer Career Path
Learn how to become an Interior Designer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Interior Designer Insights
“You'll get to be part of teams and projects which are highly mission critical.”
“So good “commission and pay” at least what they say but you won’t actually see any of that money.”
“The people are really nice and you get to be involved in all aspects of an active design project.”
“It's a amazing place to work and explore new aspects to the word Interior.”
“My schedule is flexible and I enjoy getting paid overtime when I work long hours.”
“The initial pay was low for what I was needed to compensate my bills with.”
“West shore rewards your work with not only consistent compensation but most importantly with reciprocated respect.”
“4. Opportunity to directly interact with clients which a traditional design studio cannot offer.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an interior designer
When working as an interior designer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are AutoCAD, Indesign Photoshop, Revit, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Product Designer
- Design Manager
- Creative Manager
The most common qualifications to become an interior designer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.