What's it like to be an Interior Designer?
Interior Designers are creative professionals who focus on introducing design elements into inside spaces to make them more aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.
Tasks and duties
- Consult with clients on creative briefs and use design principles to fulfil the brief.
- Create design, style and mood concepts that fit with architectural plans, select colour schemes, source furniture and fixtures, and ensure all work fits within the client’s budget.
- Use computer programs such as AutoCad and Photoshop to design and create professional concept drawings of what a space will look like.
Interior Designers have an eye for design and flair for putting together colours, materials, furnishings, fixtures and artwork that create a particular impression within a particular space.
Interior Designers often supervise tradespeople to ensure that concept designs within places like homes, businesses, shops and hospitals are brought to life.
What can I earn as an Interior Designer?
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How to become an Interior Designer
- Undertake a qualification in interior design. This may be vocational (such as Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration (MSF50213)), or undergraduate (such as a Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential)).
- Interior designers who want to further their career, or specialise, have numerous options. These include working in production design in the film industry, kitchen design, textile design or pursuing further study such as a Master of Design.
What skills are employers looking for?
- Contracts administration
- Collaborative skills
- Self motivation
- Ms office proficiency