What does a Project Designer do?

Project designers develop solutions for their client’s architectural complexities. They initiate and create project designs and plans with the responsibility for preparing presentations and designing drawings. They coordinate all trades and agencies related to a building's design while monitoring drawings and develop design documentation, technical specifications, and other project-related documents as needed. They attend meetings to discuss issues and new design ideas and analyze design issues while suggesting corrective actions.

Project designers oversee change order management and document filing activities and work with management to develop drawings according to company design standards while staying abreast of the latest developments in design technologies and techniques. Project designers need a bachelor's degree in interior design, interior architecture, or architecture, and proficiency with systems, including AutoCAD and Adobe suite.

What responsibilities are common for Project Designer jobs?
  • Use prior experience to convert system design concepts into specific layouts by interpreting information set forth in basis of design as well as information gathered from users, other consultants, field surveys and code research.
What are the typical qualifications for Project Designer jobs?
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, architecture, computer science, or information systems.
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3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Project Designer make near United States?

$74,685 /yr
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Project Designer Career Path

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Project Designer
Dec 30, 2021

“If you are a good worker you get harder job to do for almost the same salary.”

OTJ ArchitectsOTJ Architects
Senior Project Designer
Apr 11, 2022

“A healthy work / life balance is actively encouraged and I am able to fulfill my personal obligations while thriving in my professional life.”

McClelland Consulting EngineersMcClelland Consulting Engineers
Project Designer
Apr 21, 2022

“Encourages work and life balance.”

Studio ShedStudio Shed
Project Designer
Nov 16, 2021

“Dogs at work and friendly environment.”

Furniture Marketing GroupFurniture Marketing Group
Project Designer
Mar 10, 2022

“Nice people to work with”

Project Designer
Sep 15, 2021

“Relatively good work life balance”

Cushman & WakefieldCushman & Wakefield
Senior Project Designer
Mar 25, 2022

“Great people to work with”

Core States GroupCore States Group
Project Designer
Apr 13, 2021

“The pay is pretty good”

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