Interior Designer

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Interior Designer
By: Angela Xiao
Description
• produce functional and safe designs for interior spaces in
inhabited, profitable, cultural, organized and developed
buildings
• work for architectural and interior design firms, retail
establishments, construction companies, hospitals, airlines,
hotels and restaurant chains, or they may be self-employed.
• Money made per year: average- $40,670
What this job entails
• consulting to determine needs, preferences, safety
requirements, how to use the space.
• develop detailed plans and 3D motels to show the usage of
the walls, dividers, displays, lighting etc. using computerassisted design software and graphics software.
• develop plans, elevations, cross sections and detailed
drawings
• advise their customers on colors, materials, floor and wall
coverings, window treatments, interior and exterior lighting,
furniture and etc.
What this job entails
• involve in a little real estate planning, estimating costs and
materials required for advising on leasing, real estate and
marketing
• Prepare plans and specifications for the final interior designs
according to practices and codes
• Works in environment that combines several branches of
learning and fields of expertise/team that includes engineers,
architects, and builders
What this job entails
• Experienced in areas of interior architecture, construction
material, building codes
• Specialize designing interiors for residential, commercial,
institutional, cultural, industrial buildings for aircraft, ships,
trains, trade shows, exhibitions etc.
• Specialize decorating residential/commercial interior spaces,
home staging, color consulting, home organizing
Education necessary in order to be
hired in the field
Interior designers:
• University degree/college diploma in interior design
• The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
examination (required after six years of combined study and
experience)
• For Canada: Certification by provincial institute/Assicoation
required to use the designated Interior Design Consultant
(IDC)
Education necessary in order to be
hired in the field
• DEC, AEC in interior design (offered in various colleges/ school
boards)
• DEP in interior decoration and display/bachelor’s degree in
design (interior/environmental)
• Association professionnelle des designers d’interieur du
Quebec (APDIQ): must have DEC in interior design/ one of two
bachelor’s degrees
Education necessary in order to be
hired in the field
• Other types: bachelor’s degree in architecture/ DEC in
architectural technology
• Portfolio illustrating talent and accomplishments may be
required
Schools Suitable for Learning
Interior Designing (Canada)
• CENTRE FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Kelowna, British Columbia
Fredericton, New Brunswick
• THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER
Vancouver, British Columbia
• VISUAL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Vancouver, BC
• ASHWORTH COLLEGE
Online & Distance Learning
• STRATFORD CAREER INSTITUTE
Distance Learning
What work experience would be
valuable for this career?
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At least 2-4 years of work experience
Drawing
Math calculations
Structure design
Colors
Planning
Interaction
What skills should a person who is
entering this field have?
• Academic education
• Pleasing, considerable imagination
• Good listening skills given due regarding client’s personality,
lifestyle, needs and financial situation
• Management and team skills: often work with architects and
supervise crews such as- carpenters, carpet layers,
electricians, plumbers etc.
• Empathy, creativity, negotiating skills, dexterity, attention to
detail, ability to visualize in three dimensions
• Preferably bilingual
Why would you be well suited for
this career?
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Well-rounded: needs basic skills of art, math
Good listening skills
Management skills
Work well with others
Bilingual
What interests you most about this
career?
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Well-rounded
Not very stressing
Interesting
Can have fun in
Different
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Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job
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<http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/NOC/2011/QuickSearch.asp
x?val65=5242#tphp>.
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Training." Canadian Schools Directory | Canada Trade School Guide.
N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2012. <http://www.tradeschools.ca/programs/interior-design.asp>.
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• program, enrolling in an Associate of Advertising Design,
newspapers, print shops, art agencies, graphic design, and
basic fundamentals of pertinent computer design applications
will hone. "Interior Designer Careers: Salary Info & Job
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