Responsible for indoor spaces, interior designers ensure functionality, aesthetic, and safety of an area by verifying space requirements and choosing both essential and ornamental items including materials, colors, and lighting. Working closely with architects, qualifications include being well-versed in inspection regulations, building codes, and other specifications such as accessibility standards. Ability to draw, read and edit blueprints are a must.
- Pursue and bid on new projects.
- Understand and determine how a space will be used and how people will move through it.
- Draw preliminary design plans with both electrical and partition layouts.
- Determine materials and furnishings including furniture, lighting, wall finishes, plumbing fixtures, and flooring.
- Establish each client’s goals and necessary project requirements.
- Develop timelines for design projects and estimate respective costs.
- Manage construction while coordinating with the general building contractors to execute the project plans and specifications.
- Place materials orders and oversee all design elements installations.
- Conduct site visits after the project is complete to ensure 100% client satisfaction.
- Bachelor's degree in interior design or related field
- Design portfolio
- Computational design experience
- Strong project management skills
- Exceptionally creative and visually inclined; artistic
- Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
- Detail-oriented and deadline-driven
- Polished, professional, and well-spoken