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INTERIOR DESIGNER: Infusing Residences & Restaurants With Global Designs

About this video 

Edward is an Interior Designer, originally from Malaysia. He describes his educational and career path that brought him around the world and eventually to the U.S. Now he incorporates influences from all over the globe into his art.

Degree: Interior Design
Job Title: Art Designer

Job Summary: Interior Designers

Job Description

Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful for almost every type of building: offices, homes, airport terminals, shopping malls, and restaurants. They select and specify colors, finishes, fabrics, furniture, flooring and wallcoverings, lighting, and other materials to create useful and stylish interiors for buildings.

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Additional Info

Licensure requirements vary by state. Many states have laws that restrict the use of the title “interior designer.” For example, in these states, both licensed and unlicensed designers may do interior design work. But only those who pass their state-approved exam, most commonly the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam, may call themselves registered interior designers.

The NCIDQ exam is the nationally recognized exam required for licensure. (California requires a different exam, administered by the California Council for Interior Design Certification.) Qualification to take the exam include a combination of education and experience. Typically, applicants have at least a bachelor’s degree in interior design plus 2 years of experience.

Certification Requirement
Voluntary certification in an interior design specialty, such as kitchens and baths, allows interior designers to demonstrate their expertise in a particular area of interior design.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Artistic, People skills, Organizational skills

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