Profession interior designer

Interior designers and decorators plan and design commercial, industrial, public, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, taking into consideration factors that enhance living and working environments and sales promotion. They coordinate and participate in their construction and decoration.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising
  • Artistic / Realistic

Related professions painting, scaffolding

  • Building painter-decorator
  • Construction spray-painter
  • House painter
  • Maintenance painter
  • Painter or plasterer helper
  • Paperhanger
  • Scaffolder
  • Ship painter

Skills

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

  • Monitor textile manufacturing developments

    Keep up to date with recent developments in textile manufacturing and processing techniques and technologies.

  • Perform project management

    Manage and plan various resources, such as human resources, budget, deadline, results, and quality necessary for a specific project, and monitor the project's progress in order to achieve a specific goal within a set time and budget.

  • Prepare detailed working drawings for interior design

    Prepare sufficiently detailed working drawings or digital images using software to convey a realistic preview of the interior design project.

  • Translate requirement concepts into visual design

    Develop visual design from given specifications and requirements, based on the analysis of the scope and target audience. Create a visual representation of ideas such as logos, website graphics, digital games and layouts.

  • Create mood boards

    Create mood boards for fashion or interior design collections, gathering different sources of inspirations, sensations, trends, and textures, discussing with the people involved in the project to make sure that the shape, design, colours, and the global genre of the collections fit the order or the related artistic project.

  • Collaborate with designers

    Communicate and collaborate with fellow designers in order to coordinate new products and designs.

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

  • Manage operational budgets

    Prepare, monitor and adjust operational budgets together with the economical/administrative manager/professionals in the arts institute/unit/project.

  • Receive key information about projects

    Develop initial ideas and discuss requirements in detail with clients (the brief) and set project schedules.

  • Monitor trends in interior design

    Monitor trends in interior design by any means including attending professional design fairs, dedicated magazines, classical and contemporary artistic creation in cinema, advertisement, theatre, circus, and visual arts.

  • Manage a team

    Ensure clear and effective channels of communication across all departments within the organisation and support functions, both internally and externally ensuring that the team is aware of the standards and objectives of the department/business unit. Implement the disciplinary and grievance procedures as required ensuring that a fair and consistent approach to managing performance is consistently achieved. Assist in the recruitment process and manage, train and motivate employees to achieve/exceed their potential using effective performance management techniques. Encourage and develop a team ethic amongst all employees.

  • Manage portfolio

    Maintain a personal portfolio by selecting your best photos or work and regularly adding new ones in order to show your professional skills and development.

  • Research new ideas

    Thorough research for information to develop new ideas and concepts for the design of a specific production based.

  • Use specialised design software

    Developing new designs mastering specialised software.

  • Present detailed design proposals

    Prepare and present detailed design suggestions for a specific production to a mixed group of people, including technical, artistic and management staff.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Monitor art scene developments

    Monitor artistic events, trends, and other developments. Read recent art publications in order to develop ideas and to keep in touch with relevant art world activities.

  • Monitor sociological trends

    Identify and investigate sociological trends and movements in society.

  • Develop a specific interior design

    Develop a conceptual interior design fitting the global mood the room(s) must convey, according to the quality standards agreed on. Adhere to the order of a client for a domestic area or to the concept of an artistic production, such as a movie or a theatre play.

Optional knowledge and skills

design materials for multimedia campaigns collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions understand artistic concepts develop design concept

Common job titles

  • Interior design assistant/ drafter
  • Junior designer - ff&e
  • Design assistant
  • Junior associate designer
  • Interior design assistant / store manager
  • Interior designer
  • Junior designer
  • Jr. interior designer
  • Environments designer, hatch studio
  • Residential remodeling designer