Interior Designer Duties
Performs professional and technical work involving the efficient
design of interiors to encourage maximum space utilization.
This individual is responsible for planning, designing, and
drafting detailed specifications for creating a pleasing and
functional interior environment. Work may also be performed in
collaboration with an architect or other designer. Duties
include consulting with individuals responsible for the space to
be designed regarding decisions on space planning, color and
fabric selections for wall, floor, and window coverings, paint
colors, and furniture, shelving, and cabinet selections.
Proposals for design work are prepared with regard to budgetary
restrictions and customer or user expectations. Work is
performed with considerable independence.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, design and supervise major renovations, remodeling and
Prepare construction documents, write specifications, review bid
Meet with department heads or representatives to determine
interior architecture needs including determining space
utilization and fabric and color selections of wall, floor, and
Maintains illustrative materials on available products and
materials for selection by the user.
Meets with vendors, suppliers and contractors. Review interior
needs with sales representatives and vendors to determine who
can provide the best service.
Procures furnishings, materials and equipment.
Prepares proposals for design work including sketches and costs
estimates for labor, equipment, and materials.
Prepares final designs and specifications within budgetary
Helps estimators with complex interior projects.
Performs necessary drafting work for projects.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree with major course work in interior design and
2 years of related experience or any equivalent combination of
training and experience; registration or application for
registration with the American Society of Interior Designers is
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the practices and principals of
Considerable knowledge of the preparation of proposals and
specifications for interior design work.
Knowledge of drafting procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with university personnel.
Skill in designing interior alterations, renovations, and new
Knowledge of CAD programs.