Oversee interior design projects.
What does an Interior Design Project Manager do?
An Interior Design Project Manager supervises an interior design project from start to finish, sometimes managing, training, and motivating an entire team of designers to get the project done. The Interior Design Project Manager acts as a leader – making decisions, delegating tasks to other members of the team, and stepping in to assist when one area of the project is falling behind.
In a typical workday as an Interior Design Project Manager, you might create the day’s action plan over coffee, hire a new Interior Designer for the project, and discuss your progress with the client over lunch. By the time you’ve hit mid-afternoon you’ll have contacted a prospective client about a potential project, and be in the middle of evaluating an Interior Design Consultant ‘s performance before heading home. In other words, your hands are kept pretty full when you’re an Interior Design Project Manager.
Managing all this requires interior design experience, along with supervisory and sales skills. You keep in contact with the customers to establish good relationships and increase customer satisfaction. You work hard to create and maintain a positive environment and help keep up everyone’s energy level and excitement about the project, in the hopes that it will improve your design team’s effectiveness and overall performance. And, you do all this while remaining current and up to date on the latest design techniques, fashionable color trends, and innovative design solutions.
You will be responsible for the project, from inception to completion; as the Interior Design Project Manager, you are held accountable for the outcome of the project. You also receive most of the glory when all of your planning, organizing, and managing pay off in the form of a completed project and happy customers.