Designing Commercial Real Estate

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Designing Commercial Real Estate

What exactly is a designer? According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, a designer is “a person who creates things for people or for another such that they satisfy the needs of their users.” A designer is more than just a “person who creates things,” he or she is a designer with a very specific job description and field of expertise. A designer must be able to visualize his or her work from a client’s perspective, which involves knowing how the end product will look and what aspects clients would like to have. In other words, the client must be “treated” and the end product “created” in a way that satisfies the needs and desires of the client.

Some designers range widely in their areas of expertise, while others specialize in a particular field. An experienced designer will typically work with a handful of different clients, assisting them on a project from the initial proposal to the finished product. A designer working for a boutique designer may be responsible for helping to design and conceptualize a line of clothing for a single individual, as well as assisting another designer on every stage of the process from idea generation to conceptualization to launch. In a large corporation, a designer may be responsible for designing the entire business logo, while a graphic designer may be involved in the creation of advertising campaigns and even concept development. Many designers range into a number of different fields, depending upon their experience, education and area of specialization.

Interior designers often work in conjunction with designers to complete large-scale projects such as furniture collections or floor plans for commercial buildings. Interior designers may be called upon to take a client’s vision and turn it into a reality, working with fabricators, masons, carpenters and woodworkers to build or remodel a home or building. The principal designer has the responsibility of coming up with the initial concept for the project and turning that idea into a three dimensional reality by putting together all the materials and components needed to bring the project to life. Some designers are specialized only in one or two areas of interior design work, while others have broad experience in many different fields.