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INTERIOR DESIGNERS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design. Excludes "Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers" (27-1026).
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
  • Design spaces to be environmentally friendly, using sustainable, recycled materials when feasible.
  • Research and explore the use of new materials, technologies, and products to incorporate into designs.
  • Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
  • Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
  • Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture..
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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License Authority for Interior Designer:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $61,994.00 $29.80 $15.30 $17.13 - $30.31
Danbury $38,419.00 $18.47 $12.03 $12.71 - $21.84
Hartford $57,305.00 $27.55 $16.85 $18.16 - $32.73
New Haven $49,569.00 $23.83 $17.14 $17.35 - $30.10
Waterbury $45,670.00 $21.96 $20.74 $20.70 - $23.89
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 1,040 1,080 0.3% 29
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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