Careers in furniture design

Become a furniture designer. Become a design consultant. Become a lighting designer. 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
  • Design consultant
  • Fixture and display designer

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

  • American Institute of Architects
  • David Trubridge Design
  • Dwell

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 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 | B.F.A., furniture design, 2012 | Cofounder of Edgewood Ave.

SCAD will see you to success

We support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the SCAD office of career and alumni success 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 help you kick-start 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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