Essay On Interior Designer

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Interior Designer Planning and designing, furnish and decorate; all in the daily life of an interior designer. “Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards” ("Interior Designers." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). They can be responsible for: finding new projects, understanding the client’s want and needs, considering the space and how it will flow, sketching designs, choosing/ buying furnishings and materials, creating timelines, working closely with the contractor, and visiting…show more content…
Bureau of Labor Statistics). They will be designing, creating, and working with others. The starting salary of an interior designer is about $26,000 annually. An experienced interior designer earns about $48,000 annually. An a top end designer can earn up to about $91,000 annually (“Interior Design Careers | Salary | Information | Education.”). The prediction for growth of employment from 2012 to 2024 is about 4%, which is below average ("Interior Designers." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). In 2012 about 1 in 4 interior designers were self-employed. Interior designers may also work in large or small design firms (“Interior Designers - What Do Interior Designers Do?”). Many interior designers specialize in certain area. They do this to promote…show more content…
Being a designer is very rewarding when you hear how happy your clients are. Also you have flexible hours, but you may need to work this around clients needs. Specifically, if you are self employed you can move around hours as you wish more than most jobs. Similarly you could work out of home, if you are self employed, which is certainly a perk. There are also some maybe not so obvious downfalls to this career. You will not be decorating spaces all the time; most of your time will be spent communicating, planning, and budgeting. Interior design is not necessary the type of career you can jump into and make a living off of. You need to gain lots of experience and work up your reputation. You could however do fine working for a larger company full time. And of course a larger disadvantage of this job is unpleasant clients. You will always run the risk of working for clients who could be rude, demanding, or unobedient (Blog, About
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