On the Job
Interior Designers plan, design, and furnish the inside of buildings. They may work with homes, businesses, or industrial buildings. They decide on what design will look and function best for the intended purposes. They may specialize in a particular style.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
- Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
- Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
- Plan facility layouts or designs.
- Review details of technical drawings or specifications.
- Select materials or props.
- Confer with clients to determine needs.
- Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
- Estimate costs for projects or productions.
- Coordinate construction or installation activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- High levels of competition.
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