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The demand for design services tends to track with the fortunes of the economy at large. In the current International scenario, demand has been high, and many design firms are finding it difficult to attract and retain talented and experienced employees, especially at the junior level. Statistics projects that employment of designers of all types is likely to grow faster than the average for all occupations in the coming years. Nonetheless, competitions for better-paying design jobs will be keen. Those designers, who are better educated and have b business skills, as well as talent and perseverance, are likely to fare best.
Indian Interior Designers are in great demand because of the growing market and increasing consciousness for style and decor all across the globe. They are not only considered to be creative, but also technically sound professionals. In addition to this, Indians are renowned for their ability of understanding various attitudes, lifestyles and cultural preferences.
Since, Interior design is one of the fastest growing professional fields, there are lots of employment opportunities for Indian professionals in various fields. Indian interior designers can find employment with International architects or architectural firms, builders, public works department, International hotel and resort chains, hospitals, town planning bureau, regional and metropolitan development works, private consultancies, studios & theaters and International exhibition organizers etc.
They have the option to work as Interior Co-ordinators, Freelance designers with well-known architects or as an Independent Practitioner.
The Job Demands
The position is a combination of engineer and artist, and it takes a unique type of mind to handle both of those concepts well.
Interior designers can work in homes, office buildings, airport terminals, hospitals, manufacturing plants, government institutions, etc. and must be prepared to: analyze client's needs, goals, and safety requirements; create working illustrations and specifications in compliance with universal accessibility guidelines and other applicable codes; work closely with other licensed professionals such as mechanics, electricians, and load-bearing designers.
The Employers Look For : The Must Have's
- Artistic skills & technical skills.
- Good interpersonal and management skills.
- Imagination, creativity, self-motivation and a good listener.
- Aesthetic sense and self- confidence. Ability to sketch.
- A good eyesight and normal Color vision.
A candidate with bachelors degree in fine Arts and specialization in Interior Design is what most of the International Agencies prefer. The aspirants should possess high level of technical knowledge about past and present styles of architecture, computer-aided design skills, artworks, building materials and infrastructure, texture and lighting