Career Profile of an Event Designer

An event designer is someone who will design and execute events such as weddings, product launches, fashion shows, conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners, corporate functions & festivals.

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What is an Event Designer?

An event designer is someone who will design and execute an overall look for an event. The type of events they work on can include: weddings, product launches, fashion shows, conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners, corporate functions & festivals. Some designers will also plan, consult and coordinate but more often than not, they will limit their services to design and decor.

Personality Requirements

You need to be creative with a good eye for colour. The ability to think outside the box and look at a venue as a blank canvass is a must, so you can effectively create something out of nothing. Working to deadlines under pressure is helpful as is being organized and having great attention to detail.

Quick Facts

Event designers are used for their creative flair and often work alongside event planners and event managers. It is the combination of many skills such as window & set dressing, fashion design, merchandising & styling, interior design & décor and colour management.

Event design will see you working with many different elements including:

  • Backdrops and Props
  • lowers
  • Fabrics
  • Balloons
  • Lighting
  • Entertainment, Signage, and Food
  • Candles, Ice, Pyrotechnics
  • Event Design software such as Vivien

Education

Most companies will expect you to be well versed in the use of a basic CAD design program such as Vivien 2.0 virtual event design software. It is also desirable to have a good knowledge in event planning and be able to combine this skill with event design. Courses such as the Cert in Event Design cover all the basics you need to help you get into the industry at the ground level. The Academy of Wedding and Event Planning offers this course.

Basic Job Description

The primary job responsibilities of an Event Designer include: overseeing and directing all aspects of a scenic décor project’s planning, production and design – from conception, proposal creation and budgeting through project pre-production, installation and completion.

Related Jobs

Event Producer, Event Manager, Event Planner, Audio Visual Technician, Floor Plan Designer, Set Designer, Event Marketer & Exhibition Designer. Earning Capacity. $40,000 – $90,000 – it really does depend on how far you’re prepared to travel and how much experience you have as well.

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