What Do Interior Designers Do?

Interior designers advance the quality of life for the public by identifying, researching, and creatively solving problems about the built environment to achieve an aesthetically pleasing, functional, safe, and building code compliant interior.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the interior design profession will grow an additional 5 percent over the next 10 years – faster than architecture – meaning designers and professionals in associated roles will be in demand.



The Economic Impact of Interior Design
The total annual economic impact of the interior design sector is estimated to be over $96 billion. Get the facts on interior design's economic and fiscal impact on the United States and within each state.
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Perspective Fall/Winter 2017: Next-Gen Vision
Four students sound off on the state of the industry – and how they plan to make their mark. Students in the classroom will have a role in how design morphs in coming years.
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From Student to Professional
You graduated from your interior design program. Now it’s time to tackle the next challenge: preparing for your career as a professional designer.
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The State of Interior Design Education
Recently, a group of educators from design programs around the country joined experienced and emerging practitioners, including recent graduates and a current student, for a thought-provoking conversation about where the profession is headed.
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IIDA Student Conference
The annual conference brings together an array of top students, educators, and design industry professionals for a multi-day professional enrichment experience including tours, mock interviews, and networking.
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IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries.

We advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

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