What does a Interior Designer do?
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An interior designer assists people decorate their homes, offices, restaurants, stores, and businesses to create the most functional and beautiful decor in a space for the client as possible. They would determine color schemes, lighting, and materials for the project and be able to give expert advice on any possible building codes or inspection regulations that might be needed for the job.
How to Become an Interior Designer
Interior designers usually need a bachelor’s degree with a focus on interior design. Many employer’s want several years of work-related experience as well as on-the-job training. A recognized vocational school would also be helpful.
Job Description of an Interior Designer
An interior designer helps clients obtain the ideal environment for their circumstances. Whether the client needs a positive selling environment, a more pleasing place to eat, or simply a nice space to come home to. To be successful in this career field, instructional designers must be capable and confident when meeting with customers to assess the needs for a project, such as planning the desired design, costs, architectural issues, furnishings, layouts, or color coordination.
Interior designers meet with any contractors that may be needed as well in order to achieve the desired outcome. If any additional sub-contracting is needed for wall coverings, carpets, flooring, tiling or any other related need, the interior designer would make those arrangements and oversee the job. Skills in (CAD) computer-aided drafting or related software to get construction documents would be used as well as scanners, tape measures, graphics tablets or photo imaging software.
Some knowledge of building and construction would be needed as well as public safety and security. Communication skills are very valuable as the need to speak with and listen to a client from the beginning to the completion of the designed project is critical for the success of the job. An interior designer should have sales and marketing skills that would enable them to encourage new business for themselves, their employer or their customers.