Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

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Author: Robert K. Hale,Thomas L. Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.

Interior Design Clients

The Designer's Guide to Building and Keeping a Great Clientele

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Author: Thomas L. Williams

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1581156766

Category: Architecture

Page: 233

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Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm, and a clear understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients will help entrepreneurial designers build their clientele and avoid the pitfalls that can waylay even experienced designers. Becoming a residential or commercial interior designer is not an easy undertaking, and developing strategies to gain clients' trust is the key to making client interaction as rewarding as possible. Author Tom Williams, who has run his own design firms for over thirty years, covers everything from good client, project, and time management to interview techniques and paperwork organization. Readers will find information on: marketing to clients; creating budgets; preparing presentations; client contracts and letters of agreement; ordering supplies; project management; delivery and placement; and retaining clients.

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

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Thousands of interior design professionals have come to rely onThe Interior Design Business Handbook for comprehensive,accessible coverage of the essential procedures, tools, andtechniques necessary to manage a successful interior designbusiness. The Fifth Edition of this essential resource hasbeen 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 andInternet marketing, finances, purchasing, technology and softwareprograms, and other key areas. Complete with more than 75 sample forms and letters, thisFifth Edition is a one-stop resource for all aspects ofestablishing and running an interior design business—fromchoosing a location and managing day-to-day operations to growing abusiness and putting it up for sale. All of the techniques andprocedures in the book are rooted in real-world experience and areused daily in successful design firms throughout the UnitedStates. Filled with valuable information for solo practices and smallfirms as well as larger businesses, this book is an indispensableresource for seasoned professionals as well as interior designerswho are at the start of their career.

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer

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Author: Tad Crawford,Chuck DeLaney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621535460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Here is a virtual treasury of advice, insight, and guidance for every freelance photographer! The step-by-step advice covers the multitude of concerns facing aspiring and beginning freelance photographers—from compiling a portfolio and promoting your work to winning the first client and running a healthy, profitable business. Esteemed attorney and writer Tad Crawford has teamed up with expert photography writer Chuck Delaney—and more than a dozen of the photo industry’s leading experts—to provide comprehensive guidance, including: Photographic careers and the skills they require How to shop for equipment and studio locations Clients, websites, portfolios, and self-promotion Studio management, insurance, and safety Negotiating contracts, pricing, and model and property releases Copyright law and protecting your work Avoiding libel, trespass, and litigation Accounting, record keeping, and taxes For anyone looking to earn money with their photography, Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer crucial marketing, business, and legal know-how for every step of the process. 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 Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

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Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Interior Design

Basiswissen, Techniken, Übungen

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Author: Tomris Tangaz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830713234

Category:

Page: 144

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Starting Your Career as a Contractor

How to Build and Run a Construction Business

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Author: Claudiu Fatu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621534707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This incisive, practical guide provides a thorough breakdown of the ins and outs everyone needs to know when turning contracting skills into a business. From summoning the motivation to start your own business to the intricacies of being your own boss, Claudiu Fatu artfully turns his personal experiences and those of other successful contractors into advice on every aspect of building a business. The chapters focus on: Developing a business structure, including bank accounts, tax registration, insurance, and branding Handling legal and accounting hurdles Managing employees and dealing with clients Using marketing systems to find and book work Estimating and bidding on jobs Writing contracts Creating invoices and a billing system Controlling costs, keeping records, and understanding profit margin Planning retirement and other benefits for the self-employed By teaching contractors to anticipate problems that can arise when dealing with clients, and to build a business plan that can support a contractor’s talents in the best way possible, Starting Your Career as a Contractor is the ultimate manual to getting the job done right! 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.

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.

Starting Your Career as a Graphic Designer

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Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621533980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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This guide breaks down the business of graphic design and provides an insightful look at every stage of a career. Topics covered include education, building a portfolio, financial planning and organization, branding and self-promotion, finding clients, successful marketing techniques, design software and hardware, workspace and time management, and maintaining the equilibrium of personal and professional life.

Die Verlobungen

Roman

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Author: J. Courtney Sullivan

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552062505

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Wieso verlässt Teddy seine Frau und die beiden gemeinsamen Töchter – wegen einer Frau, die er an einer Hotelbar kennenlernt? James fragt sich, wieso Sheila ausgerechnet ihn, der doch nur ein Versager ist, geheiratet hat. Delphine verlässt ihren Mann und ihr Leben in Paris, um ihrem Geliebten nach New York zu folgen, und wird es bitterlich bereuen. Kate lehnt die Ehe ab, doch nun wollen ihre besten Freunde heiraten, und zwar so richtig prunkvoll: Jeff und Toby. J. Courtney Sullivan erzählt in diesem Roman meisterhaft die Geschichte von vier Paaren, die einander gefunden, geliebt, geheiratet, betrogen und verlassen haben. Geschickt verwebt sie die Fäden miteinander und zieht den Leser immer wieder in ihren Bann.

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

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Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

Wo Architekten arbeiten / Where Architects Work

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Author: Nils Ballhausen

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038210544

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Wie sieht es eigentlich bei denen aus, die täglich über gutes Bauen nachdenken? Wo entstehen die Ideen und Entwürfe für zeitgenössische Architektur? 76 Architekturbüros aus dem deutschsprachigen und internationalen Raum gewähren Einblicke in ihre Räumlichkeiten. Jedes Architekturbüro ist mit einer Aussenansicht, einem Innenraumfoto und einer Grundrisszeichnung dargestellt, in der zudem die Arbeitsplätze der Inhaber markiert sind. So werden nicht nur Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen den Architekten anschaulich, sondern auch die interne Organisation der Büros und die Haltung, die das jeweilige Gebäude ausdrückt. Die Räume, in denen Architekten heute arbeiten und Besuch empfangen, erzählen von einem Berufstand, der sich polyglott, bodenständig, provisorisch, ehrlich, ironisch, seriös oder verspielt gibt. Gearbeitet wird in Wolkenkratzern und Scheunen, in Stadt- und in Lagerhäusern, am Wasser und im Wald. Die exemplarischen Einblicke in 76 Architekturbüros werden von einer grundlegenden Betrachtung über Kontinuitäten und Brüche des Typus „Atelier/Studio“ begleitet.

Logo Design Love

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Author: David Airey

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827329882

Category: Electronic books

Page: 204

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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.

Magic Cleaning

Wie richtiges Aufräumen Ihr Leben verändert

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Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644491011

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare

My Life in Design

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Author: Sally Sirkin Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615633039

Category:

Page: 257

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Sally Sirkin Lewis did not set out to become an interior designer. Nor did she plan on designing textiles and furniture. Starting a to-the-trade showroom wasn't even on the horizon. As a young woman, her goal was to be a fashion designer. But as opportunities presented themselves, she pursued them enthusiastically, and they took her on an interesting and fulfilling journey. This book details the history of her showroom, J. Robert Scott, from its game-changing opening in Los Angeles to its international presence. In addition to showcasing her textiles and furniture, this book also reveals the ideas and influences behind many of these creative , patented designs. During her remarkable career, Sally Sirkin Lewis has designed residences from Los Angeles to New York, from Moscow to Maui, and from Bangkok to Tokyo. This book features many of these interior design projects-including three of her own homes. Sally Sirkin Lewis has happily devoted her life to design.