5242 Interior Designers
Interior designers conceptualize and produce esthetic, functional and safe designs for interior spaces in residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and industrial buildings.
airplane interior designer
interior design technician
office space planner
project manager, interior design
retail space planner
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to create and produce esthetic and functional designs for interior spaces; may direct site work crews and subcontractors
- Spatial and form perception to develop detailed plans and 3-D models showing arrangements of walls, dividers, displays, lighting and other fixtures using computer-assisted design (CAD) software and graphics software
- Innovative interest in synthesizing information to develop plans, elevations, cross sections and detailed drawings, and advise on selection of colours, finishes and materials, floor and wall coverings, interior and exterior lighting, furniture and other items, taking into account ergonomic and occupational health standards
- Methodical interest in precision working with equipment to prepare plans and specifications for final interior designs in accordance with current practices and codes; and to estimate costs and materials required
- Social interest in consulting with clients to determine needs, preferences, safety requirements and purpose of space; may advise on leasing, real estate and marketing
3Near and far vision
3Sitting, standing, walking
1Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
- A university degree or college diploma in interior design is usually required.
- Creative ability and artistic talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work is required.
- Registration with the interior design association in the province of employment may be required.
- The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination may be required after six years of combined study and experience.
- Certification is offered in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, certain cities in Quebec, in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Hotel and restaurant chains
Interior design firms
Specialization in a particular field of interior design is possible through specific university or college training, or through experience.
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Interior designers may specialize in designing interiors for residential, commercial, institutional, cultural and industrial buildings and for aircraft, ships or trains, trade shows and exhibitions.