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Interior DesignerInterior designers use their design talents to create attractive and functional interiors for buildings. Homes, hospitals, schools, shops, and restaurants are just a few examples of locations incorporating interior design. An interior designer will consider not only the decorative aspects of their work but also the installation of storage space, book shelves, lighting and non-load-bearing structures.

Interior designers consult with their clients to establish their requirements and then, often using computer software, draw up detailed plans for approval before proceeding to the actual design work. Interior design has not only to be esthetic and practical, it needs also to conform to laws on building standards and access.

What Skills do Interior Designers Need?

As an interior designer you need a strong sense of design and color, and good spatial awareness. You also need good communication skills. You must be able to combine esthetic and practical issues in design and to do so requires a wide knowledge of the component parts of interiors.

What training is required to become an Interior Designer?

With around half of US states requiring interior designers to be licensed (which requires success in the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam) education and training are of particular importance.

To sit the exam you require six years of combined experience and education, with at least two being spent in post-secondary learning. Even if you intend to work in a state which does not require licensing, completing the National Council exam will prove that you are a fully-trained professional.

What is my Job Outlook as an Interior Designer?

Design jobs in general should show average rates of growth over the next few years. Interior design opportunities will benefit from the growth in care facilities for older people and rising demand for design services in homes and a variety of commercial and retail establishments.

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