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.

  • Determine scope of work
  • Negotiate fees clients and vendors
  • Set project schedules
  • Research plans to ensure they are technically feasible
  • Produce rough sketches and storyboards
  • Use CAD software to develop detailed designs
  • Select appropriate material for the design and budget
  • Advise clients on project progress
  • Proficient in CAD
  • 3+ years of experience as a junior designer
  • Well versed in design and 3D awareness
  • Mastery with visualizing concepts and explaining to others
  • Able to use a MAC
  • Experience in design consultancy
  • Skilled at inspecting and surveying buildings
  • Forward thinking in design concepts
  • Willingness to travel to client sites_

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
16%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
16%
8+
22%

Common Skill Sets

AutoCAD
Indesign Photoshop
Revit
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Creative Suite
Exceptional Communication
Quick Learner
3D Rendering

Interior Designer Seniority Levels

L2
Interior Designer
£32,217/yr
Product Designer
3% made the transition
Design Manager
14% made the transition
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Interior Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£32,217 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£20K
Median: £32K
£53K
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