Careers in furniture design

Become a furniture designer. Become a design consultant. Become a product engineer. As a student at SCAD, you will gain valuable experience by participating in industry-sponsored projects with brands like Urban Outfitters, Steelcase, C.H. Briggs, Davis Furniture and Hickory Business Furniture. These opportunities help students hone their strategic design expertise and build their portfolios, often leading to internships and careers.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Contract or residential furniture designer
  • Hospitality furniture designer
  • Design consultant

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • American Institute of Architects
  • David Trubridge Design
  • Dwell

Joseph Willet (B.F.A., furniture design, 2012) is the cofounder of e-commerce and design consulting group Edgewood Ave. The Atlanta-based company showcases a curated selection of designers and brands, inviting people to discover, share and shop. As vice president and chief design officer, Willet oversees all creative initiatives as well as the product design, graphic design and Web design teams. He credits his mentors at SCAD with giving him all the industry knowledge and connections he needed to launch his own business.

“My professors networked me into a lot of my early internships, ones that would dramatically change my perspective and approach to design.”

Joseph Willet | Cofounder of Edgewood Ave.

SCAD will see you to success

We make it a point to support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the office of career and alumni success at SCAD offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will stay with you to help you kickstart your creative career.

Take the next step

Begin your career in furniture design with a B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. from SCAD, available at our Savannah location.

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