Retail Store Designer

A store planner plans and produces architectural drawings for new stores, design-builds, rehabs to suit, expansions, relocations, remodels, and refurbishments for various retail locations.  With design approval from the client, the store planner produces material takeoffs and communicates these, as well as the approved plan, to the construction team.  In addition to the technical building side, a store planner must also work with the store owner to understand their business plan, branding and marketing strategy, and make sure that the store designs conform to and reinforce the owner's business goals.  Thus, a store planner helps achieve bottom-line growth for stores after each project.

Retail Store Designer Salary Range:

Although no data on pay ranges is currently available, the skill set required of successful store planner is commensurate with those required of mid-level business executives and architects. Retail Store Designer Career and Job Outlook:Once again, although no data is currently available, logic suggests that demand for store planner is tied to the fluctuations of the economy – particularly those of the retail sector.

Retail Store Designer Career Qualifications:

Experience - Previous drafting experience is essential - preferably in retail facilities design, interior design or architecture.

Personal Characteristics/Skills - Creative thinker with applied problem-solving skills; strong written and verbal presentation skills; AutoCAD expertise; demonstrated hand sketching and rendering abilities; specialized knowledge of building construction and retail design; ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Retail Store Designer Career Path:

Store Planner Specialist > Senior Store Planner > Retail Store Designer

Learn More about Retail Store Designer Schools:

Start your career today by enrolling in an Interior Design or Retail Store Designing program from one of our highly respected interior design schools!

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