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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

  • Certified Kitchen Designer
  • Color and Materials Designer
  • Commercial Interior Designer
  • Decorating Consultant
  • Designer
  • Director of Interiors
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Design Coordinator
  • Interior Design Director
  • Interior Designer

SOC Occupation Groups

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plan and design interior environments for boats, planes, buses, trains, and other enclosed spaces.
  • Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • 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