Interior design career guide

Getting started

Interior Design

Within the interior design sector you could consider a number of occupations. Prospects has a useful list of job profiles each containing relevant information about key responsibilities, skill requirements, starting salaries, entry requirements, career prospects with links to major employers and current graduate vacancies.


Job roles

Job roles within interior design include:

Creating a portfolio

It's a good idea to start building up a portfolio of your interior design work while you're an undergraduate student. Your portfolio should:

  • provide examples of your own ideas as well as your coursework

  • demonstrate your evolving skills - so remember to add to this with any work experience you get.

Find out more about portfolios

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Keeping up to date

Below you will find some resources to help you explore the interior design sector further and keep up to date with industry trends and news.


  • British Institute of Interior Design – The professional organisation for interior designers in the UK. They have a monthly newsletter with news and events and also advertise job vacancies.
  • ScreenSkills – Is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses working in the creative industries.
  • Discover Creative Careers – An online service to provide the tools, knowledge and networks to support every individual and business to get in, and get on, in the creative industries and cultural sector.
  • Creative Boom – An online magazine and network community that aims to celebrate, inspire and support the creative industries throughout the UK and the rest of the world.
  • Design Council – Industry insights and news.
  • Design Week – Up to the minute design news, views and inspiration. Also has a directory of design consultancies and lists opportunities and job vacancies.
  • Interior Design – Coverage of ground-breaking projects, innovative new products, real-time design industry news, and exclusive in-depth research.

Explore the Interior Design Career Guide

Interior design

Your guide to building a career in interior design.

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Gaining experience in interior design

Find out how to gain experience in the industry during your studies.

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Finding a job in interior design

Explore different ways you can secure employment in interior design after your graduation.

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