The Interior Designer confers with clients to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budge, architectural preferences, and purpose and function. The Interior Designer advises clients on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination. The Interior Designer coordinates with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success. The Interior Designer reviews and details shop drawings for construction plans. The Interior Designer estimates material requirements and costs, and presents design to client for approval. The Interior Designer subcontracts fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items. The Interior Designer formulates environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conductive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise. The Interior Designer selects or designs, and purchases furnishings, art works, and accessories in order to properly do their job function. The Interior Designer renders design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings. The Interior Designer uses computer aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
The Interior Designer needs the skill to give 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. This is a vital part of their job function which enables them to determine the type of interior design that the client is looking for in order to complete the atmosphere for their project. The Interior Designer needs the skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. The Interior Designer needs the skill to determine how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. The Interior Designer especially needs the skill to talk to others to convey information effectively. They also need the skill to persuade others to change their mind or behavior and still remain satisfied with the end results. The Interior Designer needs the skill to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience that it is intended. The power of persuasion is vital part of the Interior Designers job function.
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