Furniture designers must be adept at both dreaming big and fitting ideas into a pre-existing set of conditions. Designers are able to understand a room, its possibilities and its limitations when drawing up concepts for tables, chairs, sofas and much more. They must have a keen understanding of color, texture and fabric. Furniture designers are makers and creators that manifest an idea and bring it to life. They need a creative mind and an eye for detail to excel in the industry, as well as having some artistic ability. Furniture designers are responsible for drafting models and prototypes, maintain a safe working environment, and actually building their products. While many designers will have experience drafting or with hands-on craft at technical schools or community colleges, no higher education is required for this profession. Job growth for furniture designers is projected below the national average labour market growth in the coming years.