The average pay for a Furniture Designer with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills is $49,261 per year.
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Job Description for Furniture Designer
A furniture designer is a profession that can include both artistic flair and in-depth understanding of industrial function in conceiving and introducing designs. Employers of furniture designers may use them in wide roles; for instance, a home furnishings company may employ a furniture designer to create furniture with creative and decorative elements for homeowners. Some designers also work for furniture companies which create chairs and desks for classrooms or office/cubicle use. In this latter case, furniture designers are tasked with seeking function over form.Read More...
In either case, the main tool of a furniture designer is computer-assisted drawing software, or CAD; such programs are industry-standard across a variety of conceptual disciplines, including furniture design. Using the program, the designer can experiment with various design prototypes and drawings that incorporate required specs and elements. They typically work with a project manager to help establish parameters for designs, but may also consult with a decorator. In some high-end furnishing companies, the designer may earn the right to a great deal of creative freedom within particular product lines. Part of the furniture design process also involves materials, including the use of particular patterned fabrics and colors for upholstered furniture items, as well as weight-bearing considerations, exposed supports, and the use of certain woods, metals, and plastics in the fabrication process.
Many furniture designers have pursued training through technical schools or community colleges in using CAD, as well as apprenticeships and internships for furniture companies. Most furniture designers work in a design workshop atmosphere, which typically combines computers and work materials. Furniture designers usually work during traditional business hours. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Furniture Designer Tasks
- Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
- Responsible for material selection and recommendation.
- Research, draft, and design furniture items.
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