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Interior Designer

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Interior designers create ideas for the design and decoration of the insides of new and existing buildings. They work on houses, offices, civic buildings, leisure centres, hotels, restaurants, shops, ships and aircraft. They make sure the designs are both attractive and practical.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for qualified interior designers in the UK tend to be in the range of £18,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £25,000 to £40,000 a year. Senior designers can earn £60,000 and over a year.

Some interior designers work freelance. They charge a fee, which varies depending on the work and their reputation. The better known they are, the more they can charge.

Conditions

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Getting In

For art school courses you need to apply through UCAS. 

There is a lot of competition for jobs. You might find work with a design consultancy, or with building companies and architects. There are also opportunities with hotel and retail companies and office, kitchen and bathroom design companies. You can find jobs advertised online or in the specialist press.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1740
2.9 %
RISE
2029
1791
  United Kingdom
2024
18913
4 %
RISE
2029
19661

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Getting work as a freelance designer depends on becoming well known and established. This can take some time. You need to build up a good portfolio of work and build up a network of contacts.

More Information

For more information on creative careers see the Discover Creative Careers Finder website

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Design Council
Tel: 020 7420 5200
E-mail: info@designcouncil.org.uk
Website: http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/
Twitter: @designcouncil
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignCouncil

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