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  1. Interior Designer By: Angela Xiao

  2. 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

  3. 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 computer-assisted 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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)

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Schools Suitable for Learning Interior Designing (Canada) • CENTRE FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGYKelowna, British Columbia Fredericton, New Brunswick • THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVERVancouver, British Columbia • VISUAL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGNVancouver, BC • ASHWORTH COLLEGEOnline & Distance Learning • STRATFORD CAREER INSTITUTEDistance Learning

  10. What work experience would be valuable for this career? • At least 2-4 years of work experience • Drawing • Math calculations • Structure design • Colors • Planning • Interaction

  11. 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

  12. Why would you be well suited for this career? • Well-rounded: needs basic skills of art, math • Good listening skills • Management skills • Work well with others • Bilingual

  13. What interests you most about this career? • Well-rounded • Not very stressing • Interesting • Can have fun in • Different

  14. Works Cited • " Interior Designer Job Description, Career as an Interior Designer, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job - ." Job Descriptions and Careers, Career and Job Opportunities, Career Search, and Career Choices and Profiles - StateUniversity. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2012. <>. • " Quick Search - Results." Page d'accueil | Welcome Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2012. <>. • "Canadian Interior Design Schools Directory | Interior Designer Training." Canadian Schools Directory | Canada Trade School Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2012. <>.

  15. Works Cited • "Interior Designers." Bienvenue à Service Canada | Welcome to Service Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2012. <>. • 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 Description." Your guide to a high school diploma or GED, college degrees & diplomas, and career research for after graduation. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2012. <>.