advisor advice: JOB TYPES

March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

What kind of jobs and industries can interior architecture students pursue?

  • Junior designer for a interior design firm
  • Junior designer for an architectural firm
  • Interior details draftsperson for an architecture or interiors  firm
  • Interior products sales person, ie carpet, Wallcovering, furnishings
  • Furniture designer
  • Textile/carpet -finishes designer
  • In-house designer for a large corporation (typically with their facilities department)
  • Retail sales, (i.e. Store House, Rooms to Go)
  • In-house designer for a builder/developer
  • In-house designer for a hospitality/hotel group (i.e. Marriott, Hyatt Regency)
  • Room staging- for home sales or realty firm
  • Movie/stage set design

Nancy Borum, ID Collaborative


“In my opinion I think you can get a job anywhere that someone wants to hire a passionate, fresh space creating, open to learning individual.  It seems that the better question should be what kind of design do you want to be involved with?  What types of spaces bother you?  Have you ever said, “I wish someone would design these spaces in this way or that way!”  You may very well be the person that is here to improve it!  What type of spaces excites you? What type of design do you want to learn more about?  What talents/skills do you feel that you are blessed with?  What areas of design and jobs/industries are those talents/skills most needed?  Maybe you can create a job/service that you know that you can provide but, don’t see anyone doing it yet.”

Paula Carr, tvsdesign

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