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Exploring a Career in Interior Design

Exploring a career in INTERIOR DESIGN Interior design is the art of turning a space into an effective setting for the range of human activities taking place. These designers apply the science behind working, sleeping, sitting, and eating in comfort and style. The industry is taking off, and so too, could your career. So, what is it? • INDUSTRY BREAKDOWN • 19 t A 2012 ANNUAL REVENUE OF 10 BILLION DOLLARS PROJECTED GROWTH RATE INTERIOR DESIGN Vs. NATIONAL AVERAGE 2012 2014 2016 2018 The number of jobs in Interior Design is predicted to grow 19% between 2010-2020, while the national average job growth is predicted at 14%. This one is $100 Million! The average annual wage of an Interior Designer is $47,600 BUT THE TOP 10% MAKE AN AVERAGE OF $86,900 Where can your artistic vision flourish? TOP STATES BY EMPLOYMENT SALARIES California Washington D.C. Texas Rhode Island New York Massachusetts Florida Connecticut Georgia New York TOP CITIES BY EMPLOYMENT SALARIES New York City San Francisco Los Angeles Santa Rosa Atlanta Hartford Washington D.C. Columbus Chicago Boston A broad spectrum of specializations A DAY IN THE LIFE SUSTAINABLE DESIGNERS Use strategies to improve energy and water efficiencies and indoor air quality, and they specify environmentally preferable products such as bamboo or cork for floors. 9AM - DETERMINE CLIENT GOALS 11AM - CONSIDER USE OF SPACE KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNERS Specialize in kitchens and bathrooms, with expert knowledge of varieties of cabinets, fixtures, appliances, plumbing, and electrical solutions for these rooms. NOON LUNCH DATE :) LIGHTING DESIGNERS Focus on the effect of lighting for home, office, or public spaces, such as stage productions, galleries, or health care facilities to find appropriate light fixtures and effects. 1PM SPECIFY MATERIALS & FURNISHINGS 2:30PM - SKETCH SOME DESIGNS UNIVERSAL DESIGNERS Renovate spaces to make them more accessible, especially to benefit the elderly or those with special needs. 3:30PM - PREPARE THE RENDERINGS CLOSET DESIGNERS 5:15PM - CREATE THE TIMELINE + ESTIMATE Design closet space and stand-alone storage systems to maximize storage and increase orderliness in the home or office. 4% 4% CONSTRUCTION BUILDING MATERIALS SUPPLY 8% 47% НОМЕ FURNISHINGS GENERALISTS FORGE YOUR FORTÉ 14% ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING, ETC. 27% SPECIALIZED Discover the Colorado Advantage THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS THE 4TH HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF INTERIOR DESIGN JOBS IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES SALARY COMPARISON $59,925 per year $52,970 per year COLORADO NATIONAL AVERAGE The Interior Design Program at RM CAD IS HOME TO Rocky Mountain College of Art OF 150 and Design is one of about 150 RmcaD bachelor's and master's programs accredited by the Council of est. 1963 ACCREDITED PR OGRAMS Interior Design Accreditation. DENVER, CO RmcaD SOURCES • Pile, J, 2003, Interior Design, 3rd edn, Pearson, New Jersey, USA • United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics IBIS World http://ibisworld.com/industry/default.aspx?indid=1410 Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Interested in pursuing a career in Interior Design? RMCAD offers an accredited interior design degree program to build a foundation and sharpen your skills. Get your degree online or in person at our beautiful Denver campus. • The Council for Interior Design Accreditation TAKE THE NEXT STEP VISIT WWW.RMCAD.EDU/INTERIORDESIGN OR CALL 800-888- ARTS GE OF ART + DESIGN OUNTAIN 0 ROCKY

Exploring a Career in Interior Design

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RMCAD prepares students for a variety of artistic jobs. Find out what a career in interior design can offer you: www.rmcad.edu/interiordesign

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