What does a Senior 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_
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Interior Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£44,209 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£35K
Median: £44K
£55K
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Senior Interior Designer Career Path

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Invento RoboticsInvento Robotics
Design Consultant
21 Aug 2021

“You'll get to be part of teams and projects which are highly mission critical.”

Kiva DesignKiva Design
Interior Designer
27 Jan 2021

“The people are really nice and you get to be involved in all aspects of an active design project.”

JNID Studios
Interior Designer
13 Aug 2019

“My schedule is flexible and I enjoy getting paid overtime when I work long hours.”

Floor and DecorFloor and Decor
Design Consultant
28 Dec 2019

“The initial pay was low for what I was needed to compensate my bills with.”

Empire TodayEmpire Today
Flooring Design Consultant
17 May 2019

“No work/home balance :( I am "supposed" to be able to set my own schedule.”

A CONCEPT 2 DESIGN
Interior Designer
7 Jun 2021

“Flexible work schedule with a really fun laid back group of people to work with.”

Re-BathRe-Bath
Design Consultant
24 Jun 2021

“High mileage and gas however it was no secret when I started that I would be taking two appts a day to customers homes.”

Robert A.M. Stern ArchitectsRobert A.M. Stern Architects
Interior Designer
22 Oct 2020

“Good team to work with and great moral”

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