Garden Store Designer Career

Garden Store DesignerCareer Overview

Garden store designers are also interior designers who work in home and garden stores. They offer garden and interior design services. These services include helping clients select colors, styles, furniture, accessories, and lighting that fit their needs. They generally don’t visit client’s homes or locations and only utilize products available through their stores. They may also manage assistants who help to carry out client design projects. They may also be a store manager.  In this case, they may develop new business contacts, order products, and over see equipment and other operational needs.

Education Requirements

Associate’s Degree in Interior Design
Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

Garden store designers must have college training in interior design, landscape design, or another business related field. Colleges offer training programs that are 2 year, associate’s degree or a 4 year, bachelor’s degrees in both business and interior design fields. Most interior designers also complete a 1 to 3 year apprenticeship program. Most apprenticeships take place in architectural or design firms.

Coursework

CAD
Drawing
Spatial Planning
Coloring
Color and Fabrics
Furniture Design
Architecture
Ergonomics
Ethics

Licensing Requirements

Many states require those working in the field of interior design to be licensed. This can be done through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. They administer an exam for this purpose. To take the exam, applicants must have 6 years of experience in the interior design field, at least two of which must be educational in nature.

School Recommendations

Florence Design Academy
University of Phoenix
The Interior Design School
Vancouver College of Art & Design
University of Nevada

Employment Trends

Job Availability as of May 2008: 71,700
Projected Employment in 2018: 85,600
Average Annual Salary for Interior Designers in 2008: $44,950

 

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 

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