Interior Designer Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

An Interior Designer, or a Residential Interior Designer, creates functional and fashionable spaces inside of a building. Their duties include creating designs based on client needs, working with suppliers and providing excellent customer service.

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Interior designer duties and responsibilities

An Interior Designer will work for a company in a way that helps expand their client base and builds its reputation. Their tasks typically include:

  • Conducting meetings to discuss plans and updates
  • Understanding the needs of the people using the space
  • Preparing sketches and mood boards for the client and team
  • Advising clients on the use of space
  • Delegating workloads in a fair and efficient manner to team members

Interior Designer Job Description Examples:

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Interior Designer

A boutique luxury interior design firm in Tampa is seeking an Administrator / Expediter to handle office administration and design merchandise purchasing. This role is the left-brain center hub in a right-brain creative office.

This position is ideal for an outstanding professional who has master project tracking and coordination skills and wants a stable and long-term position with a growing firm. This position is full-time and will work in the office with an outstanding and friendly team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Project Tracking and Data Entry

  • Manage the monthly time billing invoicing for office

  • Manage all purchasing and goods procurement for interior design projects

  • Coordinate all product deliveries

  • Manage product warehousing as needed

  • Coordinate shipping, deliveries and installations

  • Coordinate and schedule contractor installation work as needed

  • Enter all scheduling information in project tracking software – Studio Webware

  • Enter and manage all vendor information

  • Weekly order status reporting

  • Liaise with vendors and contractors to ensure they are providing goods and services as needed

  • Track and apply payments received from clients

  • Track payments to vendors

  • Coordinate with Bookkeeper regarding payments and receipts as needed

  • Administrative filing and general office upkeep

  • Design project installation preparation and assistance

    Bill pay

    Reconciling accounts

    Weekly accounts payable and accounts receivable reports

    Accounting

    Requirements Include:

  • 2 years of product procurement experience

  • 2 years of office administration experience

  • Experience in design showrooms, products or design industry procurement desired

  • Interior Design vendor knowledge a plus

  • Must live within a half hour of the South Tampa area

  • Must be a natural relationship builder and have a polished and personable communication style

  • Must have a professional, elegant and polished personal presence

  • Must have personal stability and long term career potential

  • Must be highly motivated, mature and driven to excel

    Character Strengths:

  • Professional and polished phone presence

  • Gifted at building and maintaining professional relationships

  • Expert grammar and spelling skills

  • Highly organized, process and detail oriented

  • Must have a track record of precision in your work

  • Must be technically savvy

  • Old school work ethic

  • Extremely skilled at coordinating interdependent processes and timing

  • Gifted in multi-tasking in a fast paced environment

  • Must be effectual at coordinating and communicating with vendors

  • Must have a high level of personal stability

    Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

    Qualified applicants only please. All others will not be responded to.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $45,000.00 /year

    Experience:

  • Office Management: 2 years (Required)

    Work Location:

  • One location

    Benefits:

  • None

    This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking

  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented

  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture

  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes

  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

    Schedule:

  • Monday to No
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    Interior Designer

  • Assists lead designer with project related tasks

  • Perform drafting assignments in Auto CAD and SketchUp

  • Develop, modify and/or review production drawings according to established code standards

  • Assist designers source materials and products

  • Visit showrooms in Houston to collect samples or return merchandise

  • Keep the design resource library and design studio organized and clean

  • Meet with product vendors to learn about product sourcing and pricing

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

    Salary: $35,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year

    Experience:

  • Interior Design: 2 years (Required)

    Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

    Contract Length:

  • Varies

    Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

    Additional Compensation:

  • Commission

    Work Location:

  • One location

    Benefits:

  • Work from home

  • Flexible schedule

    Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off

  • Employee discounts

  • Flexible schedules

  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

    Typical start time:

  • 9AM

    Typical end time:

  • 5PM

    Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

    Company's website:

  • [website]

    Company's Facebook page:

  • Temporarily due to Covid-19
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    Interior Designer

    Interior Designer - Beachy Boheme

    We’re looking to hire a contract Interior Designer to join our growing team here in Encinitas. This would be primarily a remote job with client on-site meetings in the North County San Diego and weekly catch-up meetings at various coffee shops around town.

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    Beachy Bohème is a boutique Interior Design firm in Encinitas, serving busy people who want to live in elevated comfort. We help our clients update their space in smart ways that saves them time and energy and leaves them loving their home. Whether it be a single room or a whole house, we can bring them out of the “overwhelm” and into a space they’ll love.

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  • Work with interior design team to develop design solutions

  • Research concepts and materials to support design team on technical issues influencing concept development

  • Work within timely schedules to coordinate the completion of tasks through to final project completion

  • Conduct on-site observations and provide recommendations to help streamline ongoing design projects

  • Prepare and participate in client presentations

  • Select furniture, materials, decor and finishes while keeping within budget

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related discipline

  • 2+ years’ relevant interior design experience

  • In-depth knowledge of furniture systems and finishes

  • Demonstrated understanding of basic principles of space planning

  • Able to develop and present design concepts

  • AutoCAD (or something similar) proficiency required - We use Chief Architect

  • Nkba accreditation an asset

    The Commitment…

    The work is hourly and project based. You make your own hours and set your own deadlines. We just want to do the very best we can for our customers and create an environment where you can do your best work.

    Job Types: Part-time, Contract

    Salary: $30.00 to $40.00 /hour

    Experience:

  • Interior Design: 2 years (Preferred)

    Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

    Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

    Benefits:

  • Work from home

  • Flexible schedule

    Hours per week:

  • 10-19

  • 20-29

    This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

    Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

    Company's

  • What does an Interior Designer do?

    An Interior Designer plans and designs the layout of an indoor space so that it is functional and fashionable. Their duties include overseeing large scale projects, preparing cost estimates and presenting those costs and plans to their clients. An Interior Designer usually works a traditional 40-hour work week, though flexibility is necessary as many appointments are dependent on client schedules.

    Interior designer skills and qualifications

    A large part of an Interior Designer’s job is communicating the big picture and the minute details to clients, suppliers and fellow team members. A successful Interior Designer Candidate will have various prerequisite skills that include:

    • Ability to keep up to date with the latest design trends
    • Thorough attention to detail
    • The ability to accept and give constructive criticism
    • In-depth knowledge of furniture systems and finishes 
    • The ability to work under pressure and within time constraints
    • Understanding of and familiarity with design software such as AutoCAD
    • The ability to work within budget constraints
    • Demonstrable understanding of the basic principles of spatial planning 
    • Problem-solving skills and the ability to find a new way of doing things

    Interior Designer experience requirements

    Most companies will expect a few years of experience within the industry. Candidates should have a portfolio to demonstrate their style and and technical skills.  In addition to this, they should also have good standing with their previous clients and a list of references is a good way to confirm the candidate’s professionalism and their ability to retain a positive relationship with clients.

    Some Interior Designers might be just out of university with little real-world experience. In this case, look for a candidate who has completed an apprenticeship or acted as an Assistant Designer in a previous job. They should though, have a portfolio of their school projects to present as proof of their potential.

    Interior Designer education and training requirements

    Most people become an Interior Designer through university studies or a combination of higher education colleges and an apprenticeship. Those who go to university for interior design usually receive a degree in one of the following subjects: interior design, art and design, interior architecture, spatial design or something similar. Those who only attend a higher education college usually receive a Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design or an A-Level in Art in Design, followed by an apprenticeship as an Assistant Designer.

    Interior Designer salary expectations

    According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary for an Interior Designer is £35,981 per year. Salary varies depending on experience, geographical location and the company.

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    Interior Designer job description FAQs

    What is the difference between an Interior Designer and an Architect?

    The main difference between these two relate to what they design and create. An Interior Designer focuses on the inside of a space by using furniture, tiles and other materials to fit the desired look and function. An Architect focuses on the actual structure and outside and designs the facade of a building. Frequently, these two positions often work together and may have overlapping responsibilities.

    Do Interior Designers have different responsibilities in different industries?

    Interior Designers definitely need different skills and knowledge in different industries. An Interior Designer who has mainly worked on designing the interiors of upscale hotels will have different skills and perspectives than someone who has mainly designed educational facilities. An ideal candidate may be the one who has worked in a variety of different industries, or one who has years of specialized experience in one area depending upon the sector.

    Who does an Interior Designer report to?

    An Interior Designer usually works as a collaborative group along with other Designers, suppliers, Architects and the client. Depending on the company, an Interior Designer may only have to report their progress to the client. Or there may be a Project Manager who the Designer must report to and ask for approval before making purchases or decisions. A candidate should be comfortable and prepared to work in either environment.

    How can you make your Interior Designer job description stand out?

    Its best to explain what industry the company works in to give the job candidate a clearer picture of their expectations. A company that focuses on luxury spaces is looking for different qualities than one that mainly designs functional office spaces. Focus on what makes the company unique. Also, highlight areas like room for growth within the company as well as benefits that may not be offered at other design companies.

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