There is a huge range of interior design and interior decoration roles, covering both commercial and residential improvements and upgrades. Find interior design jobs for businesses looking to create positive environments for their customers and employees, or help make living spaces more enjoyable to be in. Interior design careers combine your eye for aesthetics with client liaison and technical know-how.

Commercial Interior Designer

Plan functional interior spaces that meet business requirements and support brand strategies.

In collaboration with other entities such as architects and tradespeople, Commercial Interior Designers shape the spatial designs and functionality of business-based spaces. This role requires a focus on accessibility, safety, functionality and construction regulations in optimising commercial areas. You can find work in design studios and architectural firms.

What does a Commercial Interior Designer do?

  • Work within professional guidelines to ensure the scope of projects is both practical and affordable
  • Find creative approaches to practical solutions in design, accessibility, functionality and sustainability
  • Research the latest innovations and trends in the field to stay current
  • Maintain knowledge of local building regulations and council requirements

Residential Interior Designer

Plan meaningful interior spaces for residential requirements and activities.

Defining and shaping the character of homes, Residential Interior Designers collaborate with consultants, architects and tradespeople to exceed client expectations. These clients may include individual home owners, as well as private and governmental developers for multiple-unit housing solutions. Employment in this field can range from interior design studios to architectural firms, or launching your own business to work on luxury residences and housing projects.

What does a Residential Interior Designer do?

  • Work within professional guidelines to ensure the scope of projects is both practical and affordable
  • Find creative approaches to practical solutions in design, accessibility, functionality and sustainability
  • Research the latest innovations and trends in the field to stay current
  • Maintain knowledge of local building regulations and council requirements

Interior Decorator

Create atmosphere and identity through decor in both homes and commercial properties.

Wherever they work, Interior Decorators design settings to client specifications, using furniture, textiles and colour to create a mood or look. Reshape the living spaces of residential homes, design work environments to increase efficiency and comfort, and tell stories through space.

What does an Interior Decorator do?

  • Make clients’ vision come to life through custom-made decoration schemes
  • Plan and assist with colour, lighting options and layouts of residential or commercial entities
  • Arrange all aspects of decoration, including arts, fabrics and furnishings
  • Manage and supervise subcontractors such as painters and builders

Industry Suppliers Consultant

Represent cutting-edge products and services for the interior design and decoration industry.

In this role, you will lead the product specification experience through strategically designed and sourced products in showrooms, online or at designer and decorator studios. Specialise in furnishings, materials or architectural products, bringing the best industry goods to your clients and customers.

What does an Industry Suppliers Consultant do?

  • Strategise to specify products for positive, consumer-friendly environments
  • Guide the interiors industry through product displays, providing opportunity for interaction and education
  • Generate sales through a combination of industry service, product knowledge and atmosphere
  • Combine specialised product knowledge, eye for interior design and customer service to maximise sales potential

Virtual Environment Designer

Create digital worlds as part of designing real-life ones, to solve physical project issues and provide futuristic digital experiences.

In this role, you design spaces in virtual reality and augmented reality applications for companies who want to explore their new space before committing to the build. As design technology improves, so does the power to find solutions within virtual environments before expanding them into the real world. This work is also important during design development and client presentations.

What does a Virtual Environment Designer do?

  • Design and implement solutions using state-of-the-art computer applications
  • Help clients make the right decisions in construction and design by creating accurate computer model representations
  • Develop virtual environment plans into real-world builds
  • Use prototypes and concepts to evolve designs in interactive virtual spaces
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