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Interior Designers - 27-1025.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Decorating Consultant
  • Design Manager
  • Designer
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Design Coordinator
  • Interior Design Director
  • Interior Design Principal
  • Interior Design Project Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Showroom Executive Director

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
  • Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
  • Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Design spaces to be environmentally friendly, using sustainable, recycled materials when feasible.
  • Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
  • Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
  • Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
  • Plan and design interior environments for boats, planes, buses, trains, and other enclosed spaces.
  • Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
  • Research and explore the use of new materials, technologies, and products to incorporate into designs.
  • Review and detail shop drawings for construction plans.
  • Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories.
  • Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
  • Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Coordinate construction or installation activities.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Estimate costs for projects or productions.
  • Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Plan facility layouts or designs.
  • Present work to clients for approval.
  • Review details of technical drawings or specifications.
  • Select materials or props.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Interior Designer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Color Expert
  • Interior Designer