Design directors for interior design are responsible for directing design duties in interior spaces for their organization. They are in charge of making important decisions regarding project design based on interior design knowledge and requirements. It is essential that they follow strict safety procedures when modifying existing interior construction. In addition, they must have an advanced understanding and knowledge of construction techniques as it relates to interior design.
Design directors for interior design participate in the review of submissions and recommend changes before completion. They are responsible for deciding on and managing the furniture and interior fittings packages they will utilize. They are also responsible for completing site surveys, field verification and test fit plans. Design directors for interior design actively participate in budgeting and scheduling design tasks, develop strong business relationships with customers and outside partners, and use a personal computer with design software to preview interior design changes before they are completed. Additionally, these professionals coordinate with design professionals to reach all projects goals in a timely manner.
A bachelor's degree in interior design or a related field is required for this position. Previous experience in interior design is needed as well. Design directors for interior design must have strong interpersonal skills to convey design ideas to client and vendors. They should be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Design Director, Interior Design Tasks
Create and train the organization on interior design standards and policies.
Manage and oversee upgrades and changes in design strategy.
Work with senior management and marketing to fit interior design strategy to organizational vision.
Inspect properties, work with clients, advise on installation matters, and ensure compliance.
Create design specifications and work with other departments for pricing, safety, and delivery assurance.