Interior designers design and redevelop building interiors.
Duties & Tasks
Interior designers may perform the following tasks:speak to clients and architects to determine clients' needs and intentions, and to ensure safety requirements are met
develop designs that are appropriate, functional and aesthetically pleasing
prepare working drawings and specifications for interior construction, materials, finishes, space planning, lighting, furnishings and equipment
estimate costs of materials, labour and time, and give estimates to clients for approval
organise supplies and prepare detailed instructions for tradespeople
inspect the work of suppliers and tradespeople, and maintain time, cost and quality controls
work with specialists in technical areas concerned with fire, hydraulics, and mechanical, electrical and structural design, ensuring industry regulations are met
prepare and administer tenders and contract documents
re-design the interiors of old buildings and design furnishings to be made by cabinetmakers, antique furniture restorers and other tradespeople
design exhibitions, commercial display stands or stage, film and television production sets.
Interior design requires an understanding of building construction, lighting, colour and furniture.par Interior designers may work individually as consultants or with a design group. They visit clients in their homes and offices, and can often work long hours, including evenings and weekends. They usually work for clients on an agreed fee basis.
creative and artistic flair
good at problem-solving and lateral thinking
able to work independently or as part of a team
good communication skills
aptitude for technical drawing and illustration.