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Interior Design

What is Interior Design? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU School of Design & Human Environment

What is Interior Design?

Graduates of the School of Design and Human Environment at OSU mesh creative confidence, technical skill, evidence-based knowledge, and socially responsible ethics to effectively approach the design and merchandising processes from innovation/design solutions to market/user acceptance. Students work with award-winning faculty on research, internships, international experiences, professional development, and community service. Knowledge base is grounded in consumer behavior and management theory, the arts, humanities, and the social and physical sciences.

According to Google, interior design is "the art or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building."

Interior Design - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

3D Computer Graphic Artist Home Lighting Consultant
Architect Home Stager
Architect Drafter Illustrator
Architectural Detailer In-Store Designer
Civil Drafter Interior Decorator
Commercial/Industrial Designer Interior Designer
Computer Renderer Interior Space Coordinator
Computer-Aided Design Technician Journalist
Contract Designer Landscape Architect
Contractor Lighting Designer
Cost Estimator Magazine Designer
Custom Designer Merchandise Displayer
Design Assistant Packaging Designer
Design Consultant Product Developer
Design Contractor Professor
Development Model Designer Renovator
Drafter Residential Consultant
Engineer Residential Designer
Environmental Designer Retail Store Manager
Environmental Planner Sales Associate
Exhibit Designer Sales Manager
Facilities Planner Sales Representative
Floral Designer Set Designer
Furniture Designer Space Designer/Planner
Historic Preservationist Store/Home Consultant
Home Furnishings Coordinator Technical Writer
Home Furnishings Merchandiser
Textile Designer
Home Furnishings/Products Manager
Visual Merchandiser

Related Skills

Artistic Drafting & Drawing Skills Organized
Budgeting & Managing Skills Expertise in Industry Specific Computer Programs Spatial Awareness
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Eye for Detail Time Management
Creative Knowledge of Design Materials Work Well with Others

Job & Internship Search Links

Interior Design Jobs

Art Careers

Interior Design Career Opportunities

Architecture Internship

Graphic Design Internship

AIGA Design Jobs

Architect Jobs

Graphic Design Jobs

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Careers in Interior Design

Interior Design Career Zone

Interior Design Profession's Body of Knowledge

Professional Association Links

American Society of Interior Designers

National Council for Interior Design Qualification

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

International Interior Design Association

Interior Design Educators Council

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

The American Institute of Architects

Miscellaneous Links

Interior Design Magazine

Elle Decor's Idea Book

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