An Interior Designer is One who plans, designs, and furnishes interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. She may specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
Depending on her job specification she may be called: Designer, Interior Design Coordinator, Interior Design Consultant, Interior Design Director, Certified Kitchen Designer, Color and Materials Designer, Commercial Interior Designer, Decorating Consultant, Director of Interiors.
This Occupation May Require: Diploma; Degree; Professional Certification, Training
Tasks, Duties, Responsibilities
- 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 or equipment, and color coordination.
- Coordinates with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
- Reviews and details shop drawings for construction plans.
- Estimates material requirements and costs, and presents design to client for approval.
- Subcontracts fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
- Formulates environmental design or plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
- Selects or designs, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories.
- Renders design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
- Uses computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents
Tools: Scales, Scanners, Tablet computers, Tape measures, Triangles
Technology: Computer aided design CAD software, Electronic mail software, Graphics or photo imaging software, Spreadsheet software, Video creation and editing software