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Top 25 Interior Designer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 28
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Question 2 of 28
Tell me about some of your past design projects from your portfolio.
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The interviewer wants to hear that you enjoy being a part of a team and that you contribute to the success of the team. Start off by sharing the last time you contributed to a team effort. Discuss how you personally made efforts to contribute to the team, and be sure to mention how successful the team was! Finally, be sure to mention that you enjoy working on a team from time-to-time because your collaborative efforts often result in a fantastic outcome! It is also great to learn from other designers and building professionals to help further your career through gained expertise.
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Question 3 of 28
Do you find working with teams in interior design is better or worse than working alone?
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We recommend that you carefully review the job description and company website before arriving for your interview to gain an understanding of the role. This will allow you to see if the role requires working individually or in teams. When asked this question, express that you are open to working in teams or individually. If you have a strong preference for one environment over the other, be sure to mention which you prefer still sharing that you will happily work in either environment on a day-to-day basis.
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Question 4 of 28
Tell me about your ideal job.
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"My dream job would be doing the interior design for a luxury hotel in Dubai! I would love to travel to Dubai exploring the culture and designing an exquisite stay experience for guests! Of course, this is my dream, and I look forward to all of the design experiences that I am offered in my career. Someday, I will achieve my dream! For now, gaining experience is my hope!"
There are many factors to consider here. Where are you working? Are you designing for homes or a commercial setting? Would you like to travel? Who are your clients? What hours are you working? Do you have free reign, or is there customer input? Share your details of the perfect job! Be sure to express that you will happily work as an Interior Designer in any setting, but if you could design the perfect situation, this is what it would look like. For example, you might share, "My dream job would be doing the interior design for a luxury hotel in Dubai! I would love to travel to Dubai exploring the culture and designing an exquisite stay experience for guests! Of course, this is my dream, and I look forward to all of the design experiences that I am offered in my career. Someday, I will achieve my dream! For now, gaining experience is my hope!"
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Question 5 of 28
Tell me about a time when you stepped into a leadership role.
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The interviewer wants to hear about a positive experience you have had with leadership. Think about a time during college when you led a sports team, led a collegiate organization, led a college project, managed a store, or coached a little league team. These are all great examples! Start off by giving the interviewer a high-level overview of what you were leading, and share that you enjoyed the experience. Discuss the positive outcome that the group had, and explain that you would gladly lead again!
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Question 6 of 28
What makes your style unique?
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Question 7 of 28
What are your career goals as an Interior Designer?
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Question 8 of 28
What made you choose to become an Interior Designer?
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Question 9 of 28
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 10 of 28
Did you bring a portfolio with you?
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Question 11 of 28
In what ways do you keep current with new trends?
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Question 12 of 28
How would you voice your opinion if you were working on a project and disagreed with someone on the team?
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Question 13 of 28
In what ways, do you get the client motivated and excited for the upcoming project? And why is that important?
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Question 14 of 28
Describe a team project that you worked on.
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Question 15 of 28
What do you think is the most unique thing in your portfolio?
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Question 16 of 28
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 17 of 28
What do you love most about being an interior designer?
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Question 18 of 28
Do you have any sales experience?
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Question 19 of 28
How well do you collaborate with a team on ideas?
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Question 20 of 28
When did you realize you wanted to be an interior designer?
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Question 21 of 28
Tell me about a time when a client was upset with a design choice you made. How did you handle the situation?
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Question 22 of 28
Tell me about a time when your design idea clashed with another team members.
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Question 23 of 28
How do you handle a difficult client?
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Question 24 of 28
What is an interior design style you dislike?
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Question 25 of 28
Tell me about your career goals.
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Question 26 of 28
Tell me a situation in which you had to work with a difficult personality. How did you handle it?
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Question 27 of 28
How do you market yourself? How will those skills help you market our company?
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Question 28 of 28
How will you make a positive contribution to our firm?
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About Interior Designer

August 30th, 2017

Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.

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