Interior Designer Duties and Tasks 1) Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval. 2) Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function. 3) Advise client on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, and color coordination. 4) Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories. 5) Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise. 6) Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items. 7) Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings. 8) Plan and design interior environments for boats, planes, buses, trains, and other enclosed spaces. 9) Link or chart suspects to criminal organizations or events to determine activities and interrelationships.
Activities 1) Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 2) Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. 3) Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. 4) Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 5) Selling or Influencing Others -- Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. 6) Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to
choose the best solution and solve problems. 7) Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. 8) Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. 9) Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 10) Performing for or Working Directly with the Public -- Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. 11) Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. 12) Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 13) Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. 14) Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. 15) Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 16) Scheduling Work and Activities -- Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 17) Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 18) Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. 19) Communicating with Persons Outside Organization -- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
20) Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. 21) Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 22) Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. 23) Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. 24) Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. 25) Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Skills 1) Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 2) Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. 3) Management of Financial Resources -- Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. 4) Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively. 5) Persuasion -- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 6) Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 7) Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others. 8) Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. 9) Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and
future problem-solving and decision-making. 10) Installation -- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. 11) Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 12) Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 13) Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people. 14) Operations Analysis -- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. 15) Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 16) Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 17) Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. 18) Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. 19) Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. 20) Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. 21) Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 22) Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something. 23) Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 24) Technology Design -- Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Abilities 1) Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. 2) Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. 3) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 4) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 5) Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). 6) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 7) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 8) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 9) Visual Color Discrimination -- The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. 10) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). 11) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). 12) Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. 13) Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. 14) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 15) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
16) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Knowledge, Experience, Education 1) Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 2) Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 3) Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 4) Sales and Marketing -- Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. 5) English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 6) Clerical -- Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. 7) Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 8) Building and Construction -- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 9) Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 10) Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 11) Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.