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Corporate Interior Designer

5:30 p.m.: Technically, time to go home, but there is still a stack of orders to be reviewed and e-mails to return. Since work usually requires 4-6 overtime hours a week, might as well try and catch up some tonight.

Design Assistant for Interior Design Firm

10:00 a.m.: Speak with the head designer. Receive instructions on several tasks, such as picking up fabric samples from design center, contacting dealers regarding memo items (pieces on loan for display only) for a client meeting, dictation of a letter for a potential client that must be messengered by noon.

Graphic Designer/Art Director

A Day in the Life: Graphic Designer/Art Director

Project Manager for Interior Design Firm

1:30 p.m.: Arrive at the site meeting right on time. The clients are running late. Walk through the construction site, take note of door widths and heights to ensure furniture will fit through spaces at the final installation, and adjust measurements as necessary.