Plans, designs, and furnishes interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulates design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Design/Pre-Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Confers with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
- Advises client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
- Coordinates with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
- Reviews and details shop drawings for construction plans.
- Estimates material requirements and costs, and presents design to client for approval.
- Subcontracts fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
- Formulates environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
- Selects or designs, and purchases furnishings, art works, and accessories.
- Renders design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
- Uses computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
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