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Are Graphic Designers Becoming Interior Designers?

One of the greatest minds that the humanity ever gave to the world, a Greek philosopher Plato, claimed that in order for one to become a good ruler, they must become good at anything. If we further analyze this, we come to see just how accurate it is.

Every skill you acquire enhances your ability to do your job in some way, even if the two seem completely unrelated.

One of the most obvious crossovers is the connection between the worlds of graphic and interior design.

So, how close exactly are graphic designers getting to interior designers, and will they ever be able to completely push them out of the industry? Let’s find out!

Both Deal with Basic Aesthetic Principles


You see, some color combinations work well together and some just don’t. A beautiful design of a web page depends on things like the choice of hues, the way they are organized and the overall layout of the page.

As you can see, these are exactly the same aesthetic principles that interior designers have to deal with on a daily basis. Subsequently, this is why a transition between these two professions wouldn’t be so rough as some people assume it would be.

Graphic Display

Now, when it comes to graphic designers doing a job of interior designers, they have one major advantage. To be precise, they can easily find a platform which allows them to show their clients what exactly their home will look like when done, down to the last detail. This is particularly important since combining all the elements right doesn’t necessarily mean the result will be satisfactory.

Also, it is much easier to alter your plan on a tablet rather than to start working on the room from scratch. Not to mention it is much less expensive.

Looking at the Whole Picture


There are two types of people, field-dependent and field-independent.

Both graphic and interior designers need to be the first type. This means that they are not observing the world as a set of separate items but a combination of all elements they see.

You see, even the most beautiful detail can look out of place if randomly planted into the room, which is why you need a designer who won’t make such a mistake.

This too is one of the upsides of graphic designers.

Better Connected

Finally, even though this may seem as an exaggeration, graphic designers are usually better connected with the digital environment. This may not sound like much, but this often means they have a way to save you a substantial amount of money by buying online. For example, instead of going to a salon and spending a fortune on a carpet, they can browse rugs online and make a significant saving while having more choice.

Needless to say, they are more likely to browse online auctions than to go around garage sales and flea markets. This also saves a large amount of time.

Can they?


In the end, there is one more thing that must be taken into consideration.

While theoretically, a graphic designer could do a job of an interior designer, they often lack the experience of someone who’s been in this industry for ages.

On the other hand, deciding to be a graphic designer gives you much more versatility, since a greater array of jobs is available with this profession and interior design is just one example.

It is beyond doubt that humanity is taking huge leaps forward, but whether or not this will result in the merger of the aforementioned two lines of work, it is still early to tell.


Emma Joyce

Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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