Employment Information

Professionals with OSU Interior Design degrees plan the interiors of homes, public buildings and commercial establishments. The demand for interior designers is high. From entry-level designers to facilities management assistants, graduates have specialized in a particular aspect of design, such as kitchen design, space planning or lighting design. Graduates have also pursued careers as manufacturer's representatives who show lines to retail buyers.

Skills Needed for Career Field

  • Drafting & drawing skills
  • Organization
  • Budgeting & managing skills
  • Creativity
  • Eye for detail
  • Knowledge of design materials
  • Spatial awareness
  • Time management
  • Expertise in industry-specific computer programs
  • Social perceptiveness

Possible Careers

Interior Designer Residential Designer
Contract Designer Retail Store Manager
Computer-Aided Design Technician Visual Merchandiser
Home Furnishings Coordinator Textile Designer
Home Furnishings Product Manager Showroom Manager

Where Graduates Are Working

  • CH2MHill
  • Dull Olsen Weeks
  • Environments
  • FCC Commercial Furniture
  • Garrison Hullinger Design
  • Group Mackenzie
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery
  • Linn County General Services
  • Mid-Valley Tile
  • Neil Kelly
  • Northwest Design House
  • Office Interior Concepts
  • OSU Facility Services
  • SmithCFI
  • Willamette Neighborhood Housing Authority

Additional Resources

O*Net