Interior Architectural Design Careers
Interior designers draw upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. Their main concerns are with how different colors, textures, furniture, lighting, and space work together to meet the needs of the end users. Designers plan interior spaces of almost every type of building, including offices, airport terminals, theaters, retail spaces, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, and private residences. Good design can boost office productivity, increase sales, provide a better healing environment, increase a building’s market value, or move large number of people quickly and safely from one destination to next.
Interior designers must be able to read blueprints, understand building and fire codes, and know how to make space accessible to those with special needs. Designers frequently collaborate with architects, engineers, and building contractors to ensure that designs are safe and meet construction requirements.
Employers increasingly prefer interior designers who are familiar with computer-aided design software. In addition to possessing technical knowledge, interior designers must be creative, imaginative, and persistent and must be able to communicate their ideas. Problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and in teams are additional important traits. People in this field need self-discipline to start projects on their own, to budget their time, and to meet deadlines and production schedules. Good business sense and sales ability also are important, especially for those who freelance or run their own business.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) provides excellent career information for prospective designers.
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Residential Interior Designer
Commercial Interior Designer (Hospitality,
Corporate, Healthcare, Education, Entertainment)
Residential Kitchen and Bath Designer
Commercial Kitchen Consultant
Digital and Manual Renderers
Showroom or Product Sales Representative
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For more information about Design Technology graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information regarding gainful employment, please visit the Gainful Employment Webpage