Interior/ Wall Designer

Amanda Brown Period 7/8

Career Description

Interior designers plan and design the interiors of buildings. They work for interior design firms, architectural firms, retail stores, and the design departments of large industries or institutions. Some have their own businesses. Interior designers often specialize in homes, hospitals, hotels, or banks. Some specialize in restaurants, stage sets, or the interiors of ships or airplanes.


Job Responsibilities

  • Determine the client’s goals and requirements of the project
  • Consider how the space will be used and how people will move through the space
  • Sketch preliminary design plans
  • Specify materials and furnishings, such as lighting, furniture, wallcoverings, flooring, equipment, and artwork
  • Prepare final plans using computer applications
  • Create a timeline for the interior design project and estimate project costs
  • Oversee installing the design elements
  • Visit after the project to ensure that the client is satisfied
  • Search for and bid on new projects

Median Salary

$46,280 per year
$22.25 per hour

Education Needed

A bachelor’s degree is usually required, as are classes in interior design, drawing, and computer-aided design (CAD). A bachelor’s degree in any field is acceptable, and interior design programs are available at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.



Similar Occupations

  • Architects
  • Art Directors
  • Craft and fine artists
  • Fashion Designers
  • Floral Designers
  • Industrial Designer
  • landscape architects

Job Outlook

Employment of interior designers is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Interior Design