3432-Interior designers and decorators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Interior designers and decorators
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Job Description: 
Interior designers and decorators plan and design commercial, industrial, public, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, taking into consideration factors that enhance living and working environments and sales promotion. They coordinate and participate in their construction and decoration.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • (b) researching and analysing spatial, functional, efficiency, safety and aesthetic requirements
  • (c) formulating design concepts for the interiors of buildings
  • (d) preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and plans to communicate design concepts
  • (e) negotiating design solutions with clients, management, suppliers and construction staff
  • (f) selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, furniture and products for interiors
  • (g) detailing and documenting selected design for construction
  • (h) coordinating the construction and the decoration of interiors
  • (i) designing and painting stage scenery
  • (j) designing and decorating show windows and other display areas to promote products and services.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Display decorator
- Interior decorator
- Set designer
- Window dresser
- Visual merchandiser


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Interior architect - 2161

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