Interior Designer

Duties and Responsibilities

An Interior Designer is responsible for designing and creating aesthetically pleasing and functional indoor spaces. They undertake design projects from conception to completion, liaising with stakeholders and managing the execution of the design. The following are some of the specific duties and responsibilities of an Interior Designer:

  • Undertake design projects from concept to completion
  • Define project requirements and schedule during the “brief” phase
  • Interpret and translate customer needs into rough plans
  • Set costs and project fees according to budget
  • Research and decide on materials and products sourcing
  • Produce “sample” and “mood products”
  • Supervise work progress
  • Work closely with designers, decorators, architects and constructors
  • Research and follow industry changes, evolutions and best practices

Simple Description

An Interior Designer is responsible for designing indoor spaces that are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and within budget. They work with stakeholders to create designs from conception to completion, and are involved in every aspect of the project, from choosing materials to supervising construction.

Skills Needed

To be a successful Interior Designer, you need the following skills:

  • Proven working experience in decorating interior spaces (consultations, renovations, space planning and new constructions)
  • Expertise in layout, colour, lighting, materials selection, custom furniture and all installations
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3D Max, Illustrator or other design programs
  • Excellent portfolio of previous works
  • Creative talent, imagination and eye for design
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • BS degree in Interior Design or similar

If you possess these skills and are passionate about designing indoor spaces, then you may be the right fit for a career as an Interior Designer.

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