ROOM DESIGNER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

WHAT THEY DO

  • plan and/or design interior spaces
  • arrange furnishings
  • make living spaces functional & attractive
  • uses lighting, colors, textures, & balance to make space appealing to the eye
  • determine clients style/needs/goals

REQUIREMENTS

what they need to know :
  • design
  • construction
  • customer service
  • management
  • building codes/inspection regulations
  • read blueprints

things they need to be able to do/have
  • creative thinking
  • listening & speaking skills
  • organization
  • artistic abilities (sketch)
  • imagination
  • communicate
  • business skills
  • solve problems

PREPARATION

education :

  • four-year bachelors degree
  • classes in interior design, drawing, & computer

SCHOOLS


  • California College of the Arts
-San Francisco, California
-tuition : $40,300



  • The New School
-New York, New York
-tuition : $40,000



  • Seattle Pacific University
-Seattle, Washington
-tuition : $33,800


http://www.cacareerzone.org

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Magnolia Farms, Chip and Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper on HGTV

Joanna and I have the same style and I love the way she decorates and designs rooms. Her sense of style inspires me.


http://www.magnoliahomes.net

SOURCES

Burea of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov


Career Internet

http://www.career-internet.org


Career Zone

http://www.cacareerzone.org