Professional Practice for Interior Designers

Professional Practice for Interior Designers
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781118090794
Release: 2013-08-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This updated edition of the most comprehensive business guide for designers covers the interior design profession in a clear and well-organized style. From establishing a practice to managing a project, the reader progresses through all aspects of the business, whether in a small or large firm. The new edition includes additional information on ethics, as well as a companion website containing sample forms and other resources. This book is recommended by the NCIDQ as preparation for their professional registration examination.

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

Professional Practice for Interior Designers
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781119554516
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The leading guide to the business practice of the interior design profession, updated to reflect the latest trends For nearly thirty years, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has been a must-have resource for aspiring designers and practicing professionals. This revised and updated Sixth Edition continues to offer authoritative guidance related to the business of the interior design profession—from the basics to the latest topics and tools essential for planning, building, and maintaining a successful commercial or residential interior design business. Filled with business tips and best practices, illustrative scenarios, and other pedagogical tools, this revised edition contains new chapters on interior design in the global environment, building client relationships, and online marketing communications. The author also includes updated information on web and social media marketing, branding, and prospecting for global projects. Recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation, this Sixth Edition is an invaluable resource for early career designers or those studying to enter the profession. This important book: Contains three new chapters that focus on client relationships, marketing communications, and interior design in the global marketplace. Includes new or updated sections that reflect the recent trends related to social media, branding, sustainable design practice and more Offers invaluable pedagogical tools in every chapter, including chapter objectives and material relevant for the NCIDQ Instructors have access to an Instructor's Manual through the book's companion website

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

Professional Practice for Interior Designers
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780471221043
Release: 2001-10-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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Professional Practice for Interior Designers

Professional Practice for Interior Designers
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781119554554
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The leading guide to the business practice of the interior design profession, updated to reflect the latest trends For nearly thirty years, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has been a must-have resource for aspiring designers and practicing professionals. This revised and updated Sixth Edition continues to offer authoritative guidance related to the business of the interior design profession—from the basics to the latest topics and tools essential for planning, building, and maintaining a successful commercial or residential interior design business. Filled with business tips and best practices, illustrative scenarios, and other pedagogical tools, this revised edition contains new chapters on interior design in the global environment, building client relationships, and online marketing communications. The author also includes updated information on web and social media marketing, branding, and prospecting for global projects. Recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation, this Sixth Edition is an invaluable resource for early career designers or those studying to enter the profession. This important book: Contains three new chapters that focus on client relationships, marketing communications, and interior design in the global marketplace. Includes new or updated sections that reflect the recent trends related to social media, branding, sustainable design practice and more Offers invaluable pedagogical tools in every chapter, including chapter objectives and material relevant for the NCIDQ Instructors have access to an Instructor's Manual through the book's companion website

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

Professional Practice for Interior Designers
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0471285978
Release: 1994-09-16
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This definitive book provides information on establishing and managing an interior design practice. Equally relevant for commercial and residential designers, it covers all the basics from legal responsibilities to financial management, personnel management, licensing, marketing, and general business issues. The First Edition was the winner of the prestigious Joel Polsky award from ASID.

Professional Practice for Interior Design in the Global Marketplace

Professional Practice for Interior Design in the Global Marketplace
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Author: Susan M. Winchip
Pages: 560
ISBN: 1609011384
Release: 2012-06-13
Editor: Fairchild Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The interior designers of tomorrow require a professional practice text that is contemporary and innovative enough to prepare them for the rapidly evolving landscape of the 21st century workplace. Professional Practice for Interior Designers in the Global Marketplace arms students of the Millennial Generation with the know-how they'll need to launch and evolve their careers. It emphasizes the essential skills and knowledge required to work in a firm as an entry-level designer, while providing an overview of what is involved in starting, owning, and operating an interior design business. Although rooted in fundamentals, the book incorporates up-to-the-minute developments including globalization, changing demographics, the rise of networking technologies, sustainable design, social responsibility, and global economics.

Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice

Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice
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Author: Cindy Coleman,Interior Design Magazine
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780071416030
Release: 2001-10-11
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Everything you need to know about the practice and business of interior design -- from McGraw-Hill and Interior Design magazine Let today's most admired design professionals share with you their priceless insights, step-by-step guidelines, and real-life examples drawn from their own highly successful practices. Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice packs fresh new ways of thinking and profitable ways of working -- quality information you expect when experts join forces! Comprehensive, hands-on details show you how to problem-solve the design needs of clients¿streamline every stage of your practice, from finding and winning clients to project build-out¿and master the most efficient negotiation, bidding, contract, and documentation techniques. Achieve professional excellence and profitability with this authoritative resource as you learn how to act on the implications of the profound changes occurring in the design industry today with tips from designers who are at the top of their game. An outstanding preparation tool for the NCIDQ national licensing exam

Interior Design

Interior Design
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Author: Jenny Grove
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781000701364
Release: 2019-10-18
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a benchmark book which encourages interior designers to raise their professional status and offers their clients an insight into the complex profession of modern interior design. It demystifies what an interior designer does, and showcases the range of skills that interior designers can bring to a project to help achieve a successful outcome. The book attempts to explain the broad scope of the interior design profession, including: • the wide range of projects and specialisms • the people, roles and relationships • the skills and knowledge that designers need • the benefits of using a designer • the importance of a good client-designer relationship. Case Studies illustrate key points, pinpointing important project types and showcasing designers working in specialist fields and include comments from clients and end-users.

Interior Design

Interior Design
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Author: Roderick Adams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780429649271
Release: 2020-07-24
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the globe shrinks and the concept of distance diminishes, this text challenges the current status quo by identifying the cohesions and specialisations of design communities across the continents. It sets out an international spatial design landscape, identifying and contouring global design practice and design hotspots from a range of case studies, interviews and design practice perspectives. Using a range of interior environments, the chapters link the origins, trends and perceptions of the interior to create new insight into trans-global design. The book expands, but also coheres the interior design discipline to ensure the subject continues to grow, develop and influence the inhabitations of the world. The book features a wealth of pedagogical elements including: Beautifully designed with over 100 full colour illustrations, photographs and examples of design work Maps and diagrams which highlight hotspots of design across the globe, providing strong graphic information Interview panels featuring professional insights from designers across the globe ‘Employability’ boxes, providing a good tips guide for students gaining employment across the globe ‘International Dimension’ boxes which strengthen the scholarship of studying interior design in a globalised way ‘Design Oddities’ box which brings into focus any new or contextual facts that help contextualise the global interior.

Interior Design Practice

Interior Design Practice
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Author: Cindy Coleman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781581157406
Release: 2010-05-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior Design Practice provides aspiring and practicing professionals a perspective that is as broad as it is deep, encompassing design theory and education, global professional practice, and the experiences of design firms large and small. An overview is provided of the development and growth of the profession, along with an in-depth assessment of the legal and regulatory environment. An extensive section is offered on the work process, ranging from pre-design, programming, and design development to contract administration. Finally, a section on management provides a thorough exploration of issues in marketing, financial management, project management, and managing client relationships. Both comprehensive and timely,Interior Design Practice describes the changes currently occurring in the design profession and industry and suggests new, unique ways of thinking and working that will serve as a catalyst for designers who seek excellence in their profession. List of Contributors, their company, and their location: — Edward Friedrichs, (former President, Gensler) San Francisco — Derrel Parker, Parker Scaggiari,Las Vegas — Cindy Coleman, Chicago — Beth Harmon Vaughan, Gensler, Phoenix — Barry LePatner, LePatner & Associates, LLP, New York — Eva Maddox, Perkins + Will, Chicago — Sharon Turner, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, London — Pamela Anderson Brule, Pamela Anderson Brule Architects, San Jose — Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, San Francisco — Stuart Cohen, Cohen/Hacker Architects, Chicago — David Boeman, Powell + Kleinshmidt, Chicago — Greg Switzer, Robert Sutter, Switzer Architects, New York — Lisabeth Quebe, (Former VP, Perkins + Will) Soldiers Grove, WI — Gary Wheeler, Wheeler Kanik, Richmond, UK — Kathy Rogers, Jacobs Facilities, Arlington, VA Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Becoming an Interior Designer

Becoming an Interior Designer
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781118174227
Release: 2011-10-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.

Interior Design Course

Interior Design Course
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Author: Tomris Tangaz
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0764132598
Release: 2006
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers step-by-step tutorials to guide readers through the design process and provides a photo gallery of finished examples by professional designers.

Designing Commercial Interiors

Designing Commercial Interiors
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski,Elizabeth A. Rogers, IIDA
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780470397732
Release: 2012-06-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive reference on designing commercial interiors-expanded and updated for today's facilities Following the success of the ASID/Polsky Prize Honorable Mention in 1999, authors Christine Piotrowski and Elizabeth Rogers have extensively revised this guide to planning and designing commercial interiors to help professionals and design students successfully address today's trends and project requirements. This comprehensive reference covers the practical and aesthetic issues that distinguish commercial interiors. There is new information on sustainable design, security, and accessibility-three areas of increased emphasis in modern interiors. An introductory chapter provides an overview of commercial interior design and the challenges and rewards of working in the field, and stresses the importance of understanding the basic purpose and functions of the client's business as a prerequisite to designing interiors. This guide also gives the reader a head start with eight self-contained chapters that provide comprehensive coverage of interior design for specific types of commercial facilities, ranging from offices to food and beverage facilities, and from retail stores to health care facilities. Each chapter is complete with a historical overview, types of facilities, planning and interior design elements, design applications, a summary, references, and Web sites. New design applications covered include spas in hotels, bed and breakfast inns, coffee shops, gift stores and salons, courthouses and courtrooms, and golf clubhouses. In keeping with the times, there are new chapters focusing on senior living facilities and on restoration and adaptive use. A chapter on project management has been revised and includes everything from proposals and contracts to scheduling and documentation. Throughout the book, design application discussions, illustrations, and photographs help both professionals and students solve problems and envision and implement distinctive designs for commercial interiors. With information on licensing, codes, and regulations, along with more than 150 photographs and illustrations, this combined resource and instant reference is a must-have for commercial interior design professionals, students, and those studying for the NCIDQ licensing exam. Companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/commercialinteriors

The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox

The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox
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Author: Phyllis Harbinger
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118896969
Release: 2014-08-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Get organized and streamline your workflow with this A-Z accountability system. Design is only part of an interior designer’s job—you’re also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installation. Multiply by the number of projects on your plate, and you have a recipe for overwhelming disorganization. The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox helps you juggle multiple projects with ease, with a comprehensive self-management system tailored to the needs of interior designers and decorators. Features include: Detailed checklists that highlight weak spots and warn against common pitfalls Covers residential design, contract design, specifications, and renovations Best practices for meetings, design surveys, drawings, specifications, and renovations Customizable online checklists for tracking every phase of your project Exclusive online budgeting tool for tracking product costs and associated expenses to share with your team and your clients If you need to get organized and get back to work, you need The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox.

Interior Design Law and Business Practices

Interior Design Law and Business Practices
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Author: C. Jaye Berger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0471583421
Release: 1994-02-18
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

You don't have to learn your lessons the hard way anymore. Most designers have to learn their lessons through time andexperience when it comes to the business and legal aspects ofstarting and running an interior design firm. Now, Interior DesignLaw and Business Practices makes the hard lessons easy. It is thefirst book to offer comprehensive coverage of all crucial businessand legal aspects of starting and running an interior design firm.Written by an attorney with an all-star team of experts includingaccountants, marketing specialists, and successful designprofessionals, it teaches you important lessons about: * Setting up an interior design practice * Maintaining records and correspondence * Negotiating contracts with clients and contractors * Obtaining professional liability insurance * Marketing design services * Accounting for design firms * Handling and setting legal disputes * Licensing products and furniture designs * And much more

Interior Design Clients

Interior Design Clients
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Author: Thomas L. Williams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781581157413
Release: 2010-06-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm and a sound understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients is an informative yet fun read for entrepreneurial designers interested in gaining a better understanding of how to build and manage their clientele. Tom Williams, designer, author, and blogger, deconstructs the pitfalls and challenges that can waylay even seasoned designers. As many professional designers learn, clients can be intimidated by interior designers and sometimes can even be fearful of the process. This unreasonable intimidation can often hinder the designer-client relationship and can even stop clients from asking for what they want. This leads to clients being unsatisfied and then walking away with a negative impression of their designer. Learning why clients fear their interior designer and developing strategies to allay those fears is essential for gaining and keeping a satisfied clientele. Everything from good client, project, and time management to interview techniques and staff and paperwork organization can all lead to making client interaction as rewarding as possible and are important aspects of the business rarely addressed by the interior design community as a whole. Interior Design Clients covers the subjects rarely taught in design schools such as specific presentation and interview skills and how to sell to market. Through frank discussion and practical examples, Williams weaves the art of selling into his lessons on interviewing, presenting, and pleasing the client as a natural part of the design process. Becoming a residential or commercial interior designer is not an easy undertaking, but Thomas Williams’ Interior Design Clients: The Designer’s Guide to Building and Keeping a Great Clientele provides the fundamental lessons and innovative solutions to help designers succeed in the ultra-competitive world of modern interior design. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer
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Author: Robert K. Hale,Thomas L. Williams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781581157253
Release: 2010-02-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book includes case studies, and personal anecdotes that help teach you how to: - choose a design field - obtain and keep clients - garner referrals - market and position your business - bid competitively on projects - manage sales - organize a budget - manage start-up costs and cash flow - promote your business - branch out into product and architectural design - design within a retail environment - set pricing guidelines - sell to your target demographic - set up your office. Readers will find a history of the business side of interior design as well as various career tracks available to today’s budding entrepreneur. Any early career interior designer or student looking for practical advice on the ins and outs of running a design firm will need this one-stop guide. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The BIID Interior Design Job Book

The BIID Interior Design Job Book
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Author: Diana Yakeley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781000703658
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The BIID Interior Design Job Book is the first book to set out the professional standard for running an interior design project. It does so step by step, in a sequence designed to complement the construction industry’s standard Plan of Work, providing guidance at every stage of a job from appraisal of the client’s requirements through to completion. Suitable for all interior design projects – whether small or large – and for both interior designers working in an integrated design team and those acting as lead consultant, it brings a codified procedure and a professional rigour to the way your practice works and the way your projects run – vital for achieving a professional edge in a competitive field. Its hands-on approach is supplemented by numerous model letters and specimen forms, which the designer can quickly adapt to any job in question.

Portfolios for Interior Designers

Portfolios for Interior Designers
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Author: Maureen Mitton
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780470408162
Release: 2010-09-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The complete guide to portfolio development for interiordesigners It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strongvisual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-lookingportfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren'tequipped with the expertise required to organize and unify theirwork in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents andskills. Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify theprocess by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling awinning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instructionpresented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properlyand effectively display their designs. This book also includes: Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolioelements and options Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development Specific information for the design of digital portfolios Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to acompanion Web site Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics softwareapplications can be best implemented for certain portfolioelements Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion ofjob search procedures With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for InteriorDesigners examines how a portfolio can be used as an effectivetool for communicating with clients and other professionals. Amuch-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surroundingportfolio development so that interior designers can showcase theirabilities success-fully—and land the next job.

Fabrics

Fabrics
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Author: Marypaul Yates
Pages: 312
ISBN: 039373062X
Release: 2002
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fabrics provides designers with the information needed to make their fabric specifications easy, informed, and appropriate to the job at hand, considering aesthetics, performance, application, and green design.