Landscape designer is involved in decorating parks, gardens, and backyards. The main task of this specialist is to hide or transform all available on the plot shortages using plants, garden accessories and parts of the natural landscape, creating a harmonious and cozy atmosphere.
The profession of a landscape designer in addition to professional education, requires a good imagination and fantasy. It’s perfect for creative minds who love to create beauty around themselves and work with plants.
Place of work
Position of a landscape designer is in demand in studios of design and architecture, as well as in the companies that specialize in the construction of the cottages. Sometimes large resorts invite landscape designer who would create and maintain the original design of the territory belonging to the hotel.
Landscape designer also can work as a “free artist”, independently searching for customers. In this case, be sure to have a portfolio with your best works that you can show to potential customers.
Main duties of landscape designer:
- Implementation of landscape analysis of territory.
- Development of landscape-planning decisions
- Creation of conceptual sketches for the project.
- Participation in the development of architectural solutions.
- Participation in the implementation of landscape projects, including the installation of small architectural forms.
- Participation in conferences and exhibitions in the field of landscape design.
Ideally, the landscape designer develops all the details of a project, but is not engaged in planting plants and caring for them, this is the work of a professional gardener. Although in reality the same person is responsible for both landscape design and gardening — it all depends on the place of work, as well as the specialist skills and knowledge.
Many landscape designers have an interest and involvement with gardening, personally or professionally. Some integrate this scope with their design practice, informally or as licensed landscape contractors. Gardens are dynamic and not static after construction and planting is completed, and so in some ways are ‘never done.’
Landscape designer requirements:
- Higher specialized education.
- Knowledge of special graphics programs.
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