Design consultants, often called interior designers, design spaces large and small – from rooms in houses to hotels to airports. If you have an eye for color, texture, and lighting and enjoy working with people, becoming a design consultant might be a good option for you. Keep reading to learn more about this occupation and what type of education you’ll need.
Whether working for a consulting firm or as an independent consultant, your first task will be to meet with your clients in order to find out what their needs are. After this, you might provide blueprints or drawings based on your clients’ ideas and your design knowledge. You would suggest and provide samples of flooring, paint, wallpaper, furniture, room accents, window coverings, and lighting. You would provide cost and budget information to your clients and, if necessary, hire subcontractors to work on plumbing, electricity, or drywall.