Not signed up?


Exhibition designer: Career development

So you think you want to be a

Exhibition designer?

See how well you suit this job in Career Planner.

Try Career Planner

The way your career progresses will depend on whether or not you are self-employed and on the nature and size of your employer:

  • Freelance: you are more likely to work purely on exhibition design.
  • Medium to large company: you might start as a junior or a design assistant and work your way up the company's career ladder to a position such as team leader, senior designer, creative director or design manager.
  • Very large company: you may take increased responsibility for tendering for new work and finding new clients.

Your career path will also depend on your background and training. There are likely to be more opportunities open to you and you will have greater freedom to move into other areas and fields of work, if you have, for example:

  • architectural training;
  • a technical background;
  • specialist knowledge and experience in areas beyond pure design.

It is a good idea to get as much experience as possible, particularly in project management, in order to maximise your desirability as an employee. This is particularly important for work in smaller companies, where roles involving purely exhibition design are few and far between.


Further information


There are 27 jobs available in property and construction

View jobs >

Written by AGCAS editors
August 2015

Search graduate jobs


Sponsored links


This website is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with CSS enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets if you are able to do so.