Interior Design as a Career

An Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to design functional, safe and beautiful interior environments in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner. Interior Designers integrate diverse knowledge, both technical and theoretical, to design interior spaces that enhance human comfort, creativity and productivity.

Interior Designers work on projects in a diverse range that include commercial offices, residential, food and hospitality, health care, retail and institutional, just to name a few.

Some of the services an interior designer can provide include:

  • analyse client needs, goals and context, both social and environmental;
  • develop a program based on information gathered;
  • integrate program information with knowledge of interior design to create preliminary   design concepts;
  • develop design concepts from preliminary through to final designs integrating client input;
  • present design recommendations through various presentation media, both visual and written;
  • prepare contract drawings and documents for interior construction as well as furnishings and equipment;
  • collaborate with other related professionals such as architects, engineers, exhibit designers, graphic designers, etc. to create fully integrated projects;
  • adhere to building, fire, accessibility and other applicable codes and submit contract documents to building officials for approval;
  • administer tendering processes for construction and/or furniture and equipment as clients representative;
  • provide site inspections during construction and monitor contractors progress to ensure a high quality result;
  • conduct post occupancy evaluations.


Besides working in an interior design firm, Interior Designers are employed in a variety of other work environments including architectural firms, government offices, health care facilities, financial institutes and numerous facilities departments in larger corporations.

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