CAREER

Interior Designers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$57,060

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-4.9% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Interior Designers Do

Plan, design, and furnish the internal space of rooms or buildings. Design interior environments or create physical layouts that are practical, aesthetic, and conducive to the intended purposes. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Other Job Titles Interior Designers May Have

Decorating Consultant, Designer, Interior Design Consultant, Interior Design Coordinator, Interior Designer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Interior Designer

I am an Interior Designer who integrates the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui into clients’ homes and businesses. My simple and elegant way of creating a special place is based on my life principles – joy, ease, and contentment.

Owner and Designer ,

Jason Martin Design

I run a business and like all business owners I pay bills, write orders, make schedules and run errands. I meet with clients to discuss their projects- it's my job to translate their ideas into a real working home. I meet with my craftspeople (builders, painters, furniture makers etc.) to keep the design on target. I work on new ideas in my studio and I go out looking for new materials/ideas to use in projects.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
  • Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
  • Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
  • Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.

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