Retail Designer

Elevating the retail experience with thoughtful and impactful design


A retail designer is a professional who designs and creates the interior and exterior environment of retail stores and commercial spaces. Retail designers work to create spaces that are visually appealing, functional, and reflective of the brand's identity and values. 

Retail designers must be knowledgeable about materials, finishes and construction methods to select the right materials and finishes for their designs along with ensuring that they are implemented correctly. Successful retail designers must have a good understanding of the retail industry, market trends, consumer behaviour as well as business skills such as budgeting, project management and marketing.


  • For a junior level position, candidates can opt for a diploma or certificate course in retail designing. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in fashion field help students to gain expertise and in-depth knowledge
  • A Master's degree is not mandatory in this field.
  • No age limit or entrance exam is required.

Job Roles

The field of designing aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the designing field presents innumerable job roles:  

  • Trainee/Assistant
  • Coordinating with clients
  • Researching

Employment Sector

  • Clothing Stores
  • Footwear Stores
  • Design Stores
  • Bookstores
  • Supermarkets
  • Malls
  • Salons
  • Libraries
  • Jewellery Houses
  • Shopping Areas

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the Retail Designing field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Swarovski
  • Lifestyle
  • Bata
  • Raymond
  • Pantaloons
  • Allen Solly
  • Liberty Shoes
  • ITC Wills Lifestyle
  • Spykar


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a retail designer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,50,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹4,60,000

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹10,94,000


  • Active Listening
  • Product Knowledge
  • Retail Industry Knowledge
  • Expertise in Maths
  • Retail Tech Experience
  • Customer Service


The scope of retail designing is broad with many opportunities for designers to work in various industries such as fashion, hospitality as well as commercial real estate. As the retail industry evolves and introduces newer technologies along with consumer preferences emerge, the demand for innovative and functional retail design solutions is likely to grow providing ample opportunities for retail designers to contribute to the industry. 


  • High in Demand
  • Creative mind
  • Opportunity to prove their ability


  • Beginner’s salary is low
  • Hectic job
  • Need to meet deadlines
  • High competition
  • Monotonous job