A restaurant interior designer helps to design the way restaurants look, and this can often be a balance between making the space safe and functional, and making it visually appealing. A restaurant designer also needs to keep up with trends such as improvements in lighting, the move towards minimalist design, and more use of sustainable construction. To work in this field, you’ll generally need to study restaurant design or something related. It’s a job for anyone who has a creative side to them; a lot of the work will be carried out on the site, although it also calls for computer skills and familiarity with various software. Other aspects of the job include meeting with clients and determining their needs, often working to a deadline or a clearly defined budget, and a willingness to be adaptable. Restaurant designers earn an average of about $60,000.