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Career Details :: Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design that is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving lifestyle. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Formulates environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
- Confers with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
- Advises client on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, and color coordination.
- Estimates material requirements and costs and presents design to client for approval.
- Renders design ideas in form of pasteups or drawings.
- Subcontracts fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
- Plans and designs interior environments for boats, planes, buses, trains, and other enclosed spaces.
- Selects or designs and purchases furnishings, art works, and accessories.
- Art Directors
- Civil Drafters
- Commercial and Industrial Designers
- Costume Attendants
- Custom Tailors
- Exhibit Designers
- Landscape Architects
- Set Designers
General Work Activities
- Thinking Creatively
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Drafting & Specifying Technical Devices, etc.
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
Frequent Work Context
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Consequence of Error
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate