How to become an exhibition designer


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How to become an exhibition designer?

Exhibition Design is an art of communication as well as storytelling that is performed in such a way that it informs and entertains the end users. Exhibition Design is a design specialisation that requires mastery of spatial planning, narrative, image manipulation, colour, lighting and multimedia. It also requires knowledge of structures, typography along with understanding of audience and human factors.

The job profile of an Exhibition Designer is such that he/ she needs to create displays as well as fixtures for large exhibitions, businesses, shows, libraries, museums, and galleries. 

Employers may accept work experience related to exhibit design in place of formal education, provided you can provide a strong portfolio that demonstrates your competence in design. 

Some designers also have responsibility for overseeing the implementation and building of the exhibition or display stand, while others will specialise in just one specific area.

Steps to become an exhibition designer

Complete your class 12th

Earn bachelor degree

Do an internship

Earn master degree

Gain some experience while doing internship


Candidates can pursue a UG degree in Exhibition Design if they have completed their 10+2 from a recognised board with passing marks. Aspirants from any stream (Science/ Commerce/ Arts) are eligible to apply for admission in an Exhibition Design course.


BDes in Exhibition Design

Diploma in in Exhibition Design

Pgdm in Exhibition Design

Skills required

Excellent technical drawing abilities

Proficient with computer-aided design (CAD) software

Able to visualize how exhibition plans might look

Able to develop innovative designs

Excellent understanding of visual communication

Able to effectively deal with frequent work interruptions 

good commercial understanding

the ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge

knowledge of computer-based design programs, such as QuarkXPress, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and FreeHand.


An early career Exhibit Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,880.

In India is between 2 to 6 lacs per annum.

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