Authored by: Ar. Anju Ahirwal, HOD In-charge, School of Architecture and Design, Noida International University.
As remarkable interiors have become one of the prerequisites for a workplace or home, the demand for interior designers are increasing day by day. They are the ones, who through their creativity, technical knowledge and professional & industrial skills on building, architecture and human lifestyle create one’s dream space. They are also the experts in creating more spaces, improving the space efficiency, improving the functional usage of space, improving the lighting effect, improving the colour effects, improving the textures, patterns, scale, size among others.
With the changing times, the interior designers also specialize in sustainability, where they incorporate environment friendly techniques to complete their work. According to a report by Brandongaille, interior design jobs are expected to see an estimated increase by 13 percent in the next decade.
If you possess all the above-mentioned qualities, then you are just apt to take up interior designing course as it will lead to many avenues for you:
Residential Interior Designer
It is the residential interior designer who makes a house home. Their work begins from where the architect’s job stops. They work on the interiors of houses, apartments, condos, and anywhere else where people reside, thereby creating a liveable space. If you’re someone who loves strolling through home-furnishing stores and looking at their pre-designed bedroom ideas, then you might be suited to become a residential interior designer as it involves working on exciting interior spaces.
Healthcare Interior Designer
The interior designs of healthcare centres are crucial as they help a patient to improve their mood, speed up their recovery and help them to feel better. For this as a career opportunity, a person needs to have a creative bent of mind and little research. One needs to use the evidence-based design process in designing and renovating healthcare centres, clinics, doctor’s offices, hospitals, and residential care facilities. You can right away select this as your career after completing an interior designing course.
Sustainable interior designer
As our society is becoming aware of having environmentally friendly buildings and its interiors, the responsibility of sustainable interior designers are increasing because the clients want their interiors to have sustainable principles. A sustainable interior designer’s job involves designing spaces with waste reduction, low environmental impact and energy efficiency. It also involves furnishing homes with products made from recycled materials.
The job of an industrial designer involves developing the concepts for cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Their primary responsibilities involve communication with clients, creating designs accordingly, managing project budgets and troubleshooting design issues during production.
Senior interior designer
In a corporate set-up, they work closely with the project manager to lead the design projects. It’s a higher position and to get their job done they need to collaborate with other professionals, such as the project manager, other interior designers and contractors. In order to become a senior interior designer, one also needs to have a working knowledge of working knowledge of design software programs such as PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, and MicroStation.
Universal interior designers
Universal interior designers are the ones who create spaces that are accessible to all including vulnerable communities like people with disabilities, elderly people, children. A perfect universal design is intuitive, simplistic, and easy to navigate. It’s welcoming for all. They are in demand now-a-days.