CAREERS IN DESIGN

Interior and spatial designers are involved in the design or renovation of internal spaces, including structural alterations, furnishings, fixtures and fittings, lighting and colour schemes.

You may work in a range of commercial, leisure or domestic settings. The job combines the efficient and functional use of space with an understanding of aesthetics.

EXPLORE A CAREER IN DESIGN

For most organisations, including merchants and their suppliers, designers are responsible for:
  • Developing ideas for potential projects
  • Liaising with clients and suppliers
  • Working out costs for materials and remaining within budget
  • Identify new business opportunities and potential clients
  • Keep up with new developments within the design industry.
It is common for people working in this career to specialise in a certain field. A few specialist roles relating to design include:
  • Interior/spatial designer
  • Product designer
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Design



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'Prior to joining Ridgeons, I really didn’t know very much about the builders merchant industry. I certainly didn’t realise how broad and interesting it was and how much fun you can have working for them; the day to day interactions you have with your customers and the projects they are up to'. – Gwen Bergius

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • Of course you would need to be creative and have an eye for detail. You must be innovative and open to new ideas.
  • Not necessarily! Many do go to university so they have a degree to help them on their way to a career in design, however, this isn’t the only route. You can be a trainee or do an apprenticeship to help you start your career.
  • You could be looking at an average salary of £25,000. Of course this is dependent on experience and where you work.
  • People who have gone down this career route have said there is always something new to learn. You are constantly adapting as trends change and customers want new and different things.

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