Interior Designer Jobs

How to Enter

To due to the complex nature of this role, you may need a degree or diploma in Interior Design, Spatial Design, or Interior Architecture to secure an Interior Designer role in New Zealand. In some cases, employers may also accept candidates with degrees in related areas such as Architecture or Industrial Design.


The personal requirements of an Interior Designer can include any of the following:

  • Imaginative and creative
  • Highly accurate with a great eye for detail
  • Excellent communicator
  • Able to inspire confidence in their clients
  • Able to take criticism onboard


Typical Responsibilities

A typical day for an Interior Designer could include any of the following job responsibilities:

  • Discussing and understanding clients’ requirements
  • Designing the interior of buildings like rooms, shops, and residential and leisure spaces
  • Planning lighting, air-conditioning and communication cabling
  • Preparing drawings, samples and decorating instructions
  • Helping with hiring tradespeople
  • Designing and ordering furniture and fittings
  • Working with Architects and contractors to deliver clients’ requirements



Interior Designers can progress their careers by moving into a management position or start their own design business. Alternatively, they can also choose to specialise in Commercial or Contract Interior Design, or Residential Interior Design.


Salary Range

Entry: 45K – 65K per annum (NZD)

Senior (5+ years): 65K – 95K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427