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.

Professional practice for interior designers

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 436

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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

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Author: Susan M. Winchip

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781609011383

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

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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.

Designing Your Business

Professional Practices for Interior Designers

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Author: Gordon T. Kendall,Heidi Painchaud

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781501313950

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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Designing Your Business, 2nd Edition, transforms aspiring interior designers into savvy business people as well as creative interior designers by offering strategies for working effectively with colleagues, clients, and resources. The text explores business organization, legal and ethical issues, and business finance and accounting practices common to the profession. The practical approach and engaging interactive pedagogy make it easy and interesting to learn the intricacies of the business, law, and practice.

Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice

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Author: Cindy Coleman,Interior Design Magazine

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007141603X

Category: Architecture

Page: 768

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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

Designing Commercial Interiors

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118882083

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.

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.

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.

Marketing and Client Relations for Interior Designers

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Author: Mary V. Knackstedt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470260483

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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"This step-by-step manual helps you design the marketing program that best fits your unique practice and provides helpful business forms to help keep you on target, including staff questionnaires, planning guides, and design services outlines."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

Interior graphic and design standards

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Author: S. C. Reznikoff

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 622

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Provides reference information and diagrams for furniture and storage equipment in homes, stores, offices, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, libraries, and churches and includes specifications for materials, millwork, hardware, doors, and windows

The Interior Design Business Handbook

A Complete Guide to Profitability

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Author: Mary V. Knackstedt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118328205

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

View: 357

Thousands of interior design professionals have come to rely on The Interior Design Business Handbook for comprehensive, accessible coverage of the essential procedures, tools, and techniques necessary to manage a successful interior design business. The Fifth Edition of this essential resource has been revised to address the latest trends and changes in the field, with new and updated material on business size and structure, building a brand, client development, social networking and Internet marketing, finances, purchasing, technology and software programs, and other key areas. Complete with more than 75 sample forms and letters, this Fifth Edition is a one-stop resource for all aspects of establishing and running an interior design business—from choosing a location and managing day-to-day operations to growing a business and putting it up for sale. All of the techniques and procedures in the book are rooted in real-world experience and are used daily in successful design firms throughout the United States. Filled with valuable information for solo practices and small firms as well as larger businesses, this book is an indispensable resource for seasoned professionals as well as interior designers who are at the start of their career.

A Guide to Business Principles and Practices for Interior Designers

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Author: Harry Siegel,Alan M. Siegel

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Tells how to start an interior design business, acquire clients, determine fees, make estimates, collect bills, select insurance, and establish good relations with trade sources

Designing Your Business

Strategies for Interior Design Professionals

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Author: Gordon T. Kendall

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781563673269

Category: Architecture

Page: 500

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Designing Your Business brings the expertise of a business and legal professional to the practice of interior design. Accordingly, the book serves as a strong reference for basic business and legal concepts. It aims to make students savvy business people as well as creative interior designers. In an accessible tone, the text explores business organisation, and legal and ethical issues that arise in the practice of interior design. Business finance and accounting are also explained by showing the necessity of adequately defining a designer's scope of services and methods of charging. The textual explanations are augmented with chapter exercises and projects that simulate the actual, day-to-day work issues faced by interior designers. The book's hands-on approach and engaging interactive pedagogy bring relevance to the topics of law and business and show interior design students how their business decisions can facilitate their professional practices.

Interior Design in Practice

Case Studies of Successful Business Models

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Author: Terri Maurer,Katie Weeks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470190531

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Through real-world case studies, master the business of interior design practice Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer. Interior Design in Practice provides the vital business education an interior designer needs. It describes in detail how to plan and launch an interior design business, and how to grow that business towards success. Through real-world case studies, you'll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit Techniques to build teams and motivate team members Ways to avoid costly mistakes Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking Coauthored by a former ASID national president and an experienced design writer and editor, Interior Design in Practice assists interior designers with practical, from-the-field advice, along with enlightening case studies throughout the book. Both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned design practitioners will find this comprehensive, real-world guide a welcome stepping-stone to success.

The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox

Checklists and Best Practices to Manage Your Workflow

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Author: Phyllis Harbinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896963

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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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.

Evidence-Based Design for Interior Designers

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Author: Linda L. Nussbaumer

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781563677595

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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A design solution is only as good as the quality of its research. Evidence-based design is an approach in which qualitative and quantitative research inform decisions. Evidence-Based Design for Interior Designers examines how designers conduct research into commercial and residential spaces and use this research to achieve optimal design solutions.

The Fundamentals of Interior Design

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Author: Simon Dodsworth,Stephen Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147423934X

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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The second edition of The Fundamentals of Interior Design provides a thorough introduction to the key elements of interior design and the ideas that underpin them. The book describes the entirety of the creative process, from researching initial ideas to realizing them in three-dimensional form. Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure to the interior design process and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is intended to give designers a belief in their own abilities, and the confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings. The book features a variety of diagrams and talking points to encourage students and practitioners to think about key issues such as understanding spatial relationships and the use of sustainable materials. This second edition includes new case studies focusing on well-known international interior design studios, such as Conran and Partners, UK, Slade Architecture, US, Gensler, US and award winning architects Chae-Pereira in South Korea. The introduction of interviews with contemporary interior designers allows readers an insight in to the working world of interior design. The new projects allow students to explore what they have learned in each chapter through experimentation and these activities encourage creativity and further learning.

Writing for Interior Design

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Author: Patricia Eakins

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 515

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Writing for Interior Design teaches writing skills that interior design students can apply in the classroom and in their ongoing professional lives. It guides students from basic writing skills to professional fluency in a wide range of areas including communication with colleagues,employers, suppliers, clients, and the market. It also addresses the needs of entrepreneurial designers in start-up practices with limited budgets. A unique, highly creative hands-on approach builds on design students' visual communication skills to guide the development of their ability to express themselves verbally.