Interior designers make the interior spaces of any place functional, safe and beautiful by determining space requirements and then by selecting decorative items such as colors, lighting and materials. Interior designers read blueprints and they must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations and also be aware about universal accessibility standards.
Over the years the field of interior designing has become more specialized and employers give more importance to academic and professional background. Studying engineering or architecture before specializing in interior designing can be helpful to build a strong career in it.
Courses to be pursued
• The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
• B.F.A. and M.F.A. (Interior Designing)
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture).
• Three year Bachelor of Design (Environmental and Spatial Design)
Interior designers need to be able to develop designs that suit both the client and can meet the characteristics of a building or room. A designer can work in property and business services, or provide services in construction or retailing. These creative people may be self-employed or work with a design group. Interior designers can be expected to visit clients in their home or office, and can work long hours including weekends and evenings.
imagination and artistic flair • Good communication and listening skills • Good color sense and an eye for detail • An aptitude for illustration and technical drawing • To demonstrate flexibility in their approach to tasks • Excellent problem-solving skills • An understanding of building construction.