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 metdevelop designs that are appropriate, functional and aesthetically pleasingprepare working drawings and specifications for interior construction, materials, finishes, space planning, lighting, furnishings and equipmentestimate costs of materials, labour and time, and give estimates to clients for approvalorganise supplies and prepare detailed instructions for tradespeopleinspect the work of suppliers and tradespeople, and maintain time, cost and quality controlswork with specialists in technical areas concerned with fire, hydraulics, and mechanical, electrical and structural design, ensuring industry regulations are metprepare and administer tenders and contract documentsre-design the interiors of old buildings and design furnishings to be made by cabinetmakers, antique furniture restorers and other tradespeopledesign 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.