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
Turn your passion into your profession
At SCAD, you'll learn to thrive in an industry that requires acute technical skills, fresh creative vision and a knack for working with others. Discover your calling through the university for creative careers.
Joseph Willet (B.F.A. furniture design) 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
- Résumé development
- Portfolio building
- Mock interviews
- Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities
With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will stay with you to help you kick-start your creative career.