Becoming an Interior Designer

A Guide to Careers in Design

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174224

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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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.

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

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Author: Robert K. Hale,Thomas L. Williams

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621535169

Category: Design

Page: 252

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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. This updated second edition also examines the current state of the interior design industry, and what's in store for the future of firms. 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.

FabJob Guide to Become an Interior Decorator

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Author: Tag Goulet,Catherine Goulet

Publisher: Fabjob

ISBN: 9781897286746

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 274

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Discover how to get a job as an interior decorator or start your own interior decorating business

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415957

Category: Architecture

Page: 736

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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.

Interior Design Course

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Author: Tomris Tangaz

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764132599

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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

A Hot Glue Gun Mess

Funny Stories and Pretty Projects

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Author: Mr. Kate

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062423576

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects—woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate’s crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate’s stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious. Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don’t have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!

Becoming an Architect

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Author: Lee W. Waldrep

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118857194

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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“Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, career consultants, and human resources professionals alike, providing all the information you’ll need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.” —From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA National President Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, but it's important to do your research before you take the plunge. The third edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to the best-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the path to a career as an architect. You'll find new insight and tons of helpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectory of an architect's early career, from higher education through internship and licensure. More than thirty-two new interviews and profiles from architecture students, emerging, and established professionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help get you acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects from varying backgrounds and specialties. With a highly accessible approach, this guide provides a complete overview of the profession, including educational requirements, design specialties, registration requirements, and the paths of a career in architecture. Whether you're a high school student, a college undergraduate, a career counselor, or a human resource professional, Becoming an Architect offers much-needed advice and information to anyone interested in career development for architects. Covers recent changes to the Intern Development Program (IDP) Provides advice on obtaining professional experience while studying to be an architect Considers career paths in a myriad of work environments, such as government agencies, education, and research Includes helpful appendixes with resources for further information, such as career-related associations, websites, and recommended reading Obtain a solid introduction to a career as an architect, and plan your own path with the guidance and advice of dozens of others who have already started this process.

How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business

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Author: Nita Phillips

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762756179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services chart, sample balance worksheet, profit-and-loss worksheet, cash-flow projections worksheet, weekly accounting ledger, vendor sale sheet, bid sheet. New in this edition are more "points of entry": lots of sidebars and lists, including sidebars with new information on “green” home furnishings and environmentally friendly paints that clients may ask about.

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015643

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves these skills. Although most of us do not even think about what we do in terms of these activities, they are a constant part of design. They are also skills that must be performed successfully outside a professional career. Improving these skills makes you a more sought-after employee and designer, effective business owner, and fulfilled individual. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers will put the reader on the correct path to a solutions-oriented practice. Using her trademark accessible and conversational approach, Christine Piotrowski guides readers through the process of how the working designer solves problems and makes decisions. Some of the topics she discusses are: Design process Communication Asking questions Problem definition and analysis Decision-making process Negotiation Working with others Ethical decision making This book also features real-life scenarios and design problems that guide the reader toward making correct decisions in real-life situations.

Interior Color by Design

A Design Tool for Architects, Interior Designers, and Homeowners

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Author: Jonathan Poore

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1564960374

Category: Color

Page: 159

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This book demystifies the color design process, promoting the effective use of color in architectural and interior design. Includes hundreds of color swatches for experimenting with color combinations.

Fabrics

A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects

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Author: Marypaul Yates

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393730623

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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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.

At Home with Pattern

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Author: Sally Conran,Katherine Sorrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845972417

Category: Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts) in interior decoration

Page: 135

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Pattern is back in fashion in interior design, and there is no doubt that using it well can add character, richness and vitality to a home. This book divides contemporary pattern into six major themes, offering something for all tastes.

Foundations of Interior Design

Studio Instant Access

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Author: Susan J. Slotkis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501315900

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

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The third edition offers a thorough update to this introduction to the creative, technical and business aspects of the interior design profession. By surveying design history, the elements and principles of design, professional practice, and more, Susan Slotkis provides a practical and comprehensive overview.

Designing Commercial Interiors

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111888261X

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

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A practical, comprehensive resource for commercial interior design Designing Commercial Interiors is the industry standard reference, now fully revised and expanded to reflect the latest developments in commercial interior design. This book guides you through the entire design process, from planning to execution, to teach you the vital considerations that will make your project a success. This new third edition includes new: Sustainability concepts for a variety of commercial spaces Coverage of accessibility, security, safety, and codes—and how these factors influence commercial design Chapters on design research, project process, and project management Drawings and photographs of design applications Supplemental instructor's resources Commercial interior design entails a much more complex set of design factors than residential design, and many of these considerations are matters of safety and law. This book walks you through the process to give you a solid understanding of the myriad factors in play throughout any commercial project, including how the global marketplace shapes designers' business activities. Whether it's a restaurant, office, lodging, retail, healthcare, or other facility, the interior designer's job is much more complicated when the project is commercial. Designing Commercial Interiors is an exhaustive collection of commercial design skills, methods, and critical factors for professionals, instructors, and those preparing for the NCIDQ exam.

Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers

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Author: Tad Crawford,Eva Doman Bruck

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 162153250X

Category: Design

Page: 271

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All of the forms today's interior designers need tosucceed—revised, updated, and ready to use.

The Brand of You

The Ultimate Guide for an Interior Designer's Career Journey

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Author: Aga Artka,Jenny Rebholz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595984357

Category:

Page: N.A

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Interior Design Business

A Guide on How to Start a Successful Budget Home Based Interior Design and Decorating Business

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Author: Ryan Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532733765

Category:

Page: 30

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Discover How to to Start a Successful Interior Design and Decorator Business You're about to discover how to start a successful interior design business. You may be fresh off college or want to start on your own, this book will outline everything you need to know in order to launch your own venture. There are different types of business you can start - product based and service type business. This book will teach you on how to start the business and build up from scratch. You will get to learn from choosing your focus to outlining your marketing strategy and finding your assets as well as showcasing and outlining a marketing plan for your business. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... How to choose your focus and get talents How to create a business plan How to create your showcase and start up How to market your business How to build your reputation What other skills are needed Much, much more! Download your copy today! Tags : Interior design, Interior decorator, Design business, How to start interior design business, interior decorating business, beautiful design, interior design books, interior design basics, interior design for beginners, interior design decor, interior design clients, interior decorations

Drafting and Visual Presentation for Interior Designers

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Author: Lydia Sloan Cline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135064214

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

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Drafting and Visual Presentation for Interior Designers teaches architectural drafting skills, color rendering, and visual presentation techniques for interior design students. Taking a tutorial approach, this easy-to-read text walks students step-by-step from simple to more complex skills. Every step of the way full-color illustrations and photos help students learn such techniques as concept sketching, drafting floor plans, creating 3-D pictorials, rendering with markers, constructing color boards and models, and cutting a mat. Tear-out worksheets reinforce the competencies for each chapter, providing easy opportunities for students to apply the concepts they have learned.

Elements of Style

Designing a Home & a Life

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Author: Erin Gates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476744882

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.