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.

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: 158115741X

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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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.

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

How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm

A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects, Second Edition

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Author: Albert W. Rubeling

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 158115805X

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Want to make it big on Broadway—as a techie? Or how about working in smaller regional theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains more than twenty different careers from the perspective of successful theater artists. Included are specialties that have been around for decades, as well as those still emerging in the field. Concise information is provided on job duties, estimated earnings, recommended training, examples of career paths, and the insights are given of working pros in management, scenery, audio/visual, costumes, video and projection, engineering, and theatrical systems. There’s even a detailed appendix on finding on-the-job training as an intern, apprentice, or paid worker. For anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes life in the theater,Careers in Technical Theater is a priceless resource. 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.

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 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 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.

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.

The Graphic Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

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Author: Theo Stephen Williams

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581157665

Category: Design

Page: 256

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This helpful guide provides startup and experienced design business owners with dozens of useful, creative methods for achieving profitability. Updated throughout with additional material on time management, expanded coverage of Web and multimedia pricing, and numerous new interviews with leading designers, this third edition is an invaluable industry guide focusing on these crucial aspects of running a graphic design business. Coverage includes how to set rates, deal with competitors' pricing, use different pricing methods, prepare estimates, draft proposals, establish and manage budgets, negotiate, and position the brand of the firm. Graphic designers will find the clearly written, practical advice indispensable to professional success.

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.

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.

Interior Design Visual Presentation

A Guide to Graphics, Models and Presentation Methods

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Author: Maureen Mitton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119312558

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 1894

A newly updated and comprehensive guide to all aspects of visual design From doing a quick sketch to producing a fully rendered model, the ability to create visual representations of designs is a critical skill for every designer. Interior Design Visual Presentation, Fifth Edition offers thorough coverage of interior design communication used throughout the design process, complete with a broad range of real-world examples. This fully updated handbook presents a full range of styles and techniques used for interior design visual communication, from hand drawing to 3D computer modeling. Its accessible, how-to approach guides you through a variety of methods for executing creative and successful design graphics, models, and presentations. Recognizing the ongoing proliferation of digital tools for visual representation, this edition provides the latest information on software used in presentation such as Photoshop, and SketchUp, and covers the integration of Revit, and AutoCAD generated content into design presentations. • Covers all aspects of visual design and presentation for interior designers • Includes color illustrations that feature a wide range of project types including residential, healthcare and public projects, designed to highlight step-by-step instructions • Provides a discussion of incorporation of 3D digital models into presentations including use in virtual reality, and expanded information on scale models including a discussion of 3D printing • Includes a companion website for instructors, featuring PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual From traditional to cutting-edge techniques, Interior Design Visual Presentation, Fifth Edition gives students and professionals alike the tools to give life to their design vision.

Interior Design

A Survey

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Author: Corky Binggeli

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471679585

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

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Get a comprehensive introduction to the profession of interior design. Today's interior designer is a professional who understands and practices the principles of good design and calls upon a wide range of other abilities, from interpersonal skills in working with clients to good business practices that keep projects on track to a knowledge of building codes and health and safety issues. Get a comprehensive overview of both the field of interior design and the many areas of expertise you'll need for a successful career as an interior designer with this guide. A few of the concepts covered are: The history of interior design through the ages. The process of interior design, from development of a design concept to analysis of built spaces to design development presentation, and more. The elements and principles of design. Working with residential, commercial, cultural, and institutional spaces. Environmentally healthy design. Lighting, interior furnishings, and finishes. New computer technologies for designers. Lavishly illustrated and written in a clear, entertaining style, Interior Design: A Survey gives you a thorough view of the profession of interior design as it is practiced today. Visit the companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/interiordesignsurvey

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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How to Sell Art to Interior Designers

Learn New Ways to Get Your Work Into the Interior Design Market and Sell More Art

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Author: Barney Davey,Dick Harrison

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500788582

Category: Art

Page: 188

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"Discover easy ways to locate, approach and sell art to interior designers, corporate art consultants, and other residential and commercial design professionals"--Cover.

A Passion for Interiors

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Author: Carolyne Roehm

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307719995

Category: Design

Page: 287

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Presents a tour of the author's three homes--a pre-war Manhattan duplex, a Colonial-era Connecticut stone house, and an Aspen residence--in order to show how to make the most of architectural features and interior furnishings.

AutoCAD 2015 for the Interior Designer

AutoCAD for Mac and PC

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Author: Dean Muccio

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038636

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Focused around a hotel suite project, AutoCAD 2015 for the Interior Designer provides the Interior Design student with a non-intimidating, tutorial based, approach to learning the AutoCAD program. It accomplishes this by taking students that have no computer design experience from simple commands to complete projects in this single-semester sized text. This well organized and progressive approach to learning AutoCAD sets this text apart from others. To support all users, this book now covers AutoCAD for both Macs and PCs. The emphasis of this book is on easy to understand descriptions and instructions, allowing the non-technical, artistic, visual learning Interior Design student to quickly get past the fear of using the computer to produce drawings. The focus is entirely on the use of AutoCAD for the Interior Design field and not simply architectural drawings. Chapters alternate between command descriptions, which are organized by a command set category, and tutorials. This allows students to easily refer back to command descriptions without hunting through a tutorial that introduces commands as it progresses. The emphasis is on the practical use of commands using the AutoCAD ribbon workspace, rather than the multiple (and seldom used) command options. Multiple tutorials of the hotel suite, which includes floor plan, elevation views, dimensioning, and plotting, provide a practical application of the commands learned in the preceding chapters. Completely dimensioned drawings are provided at the beginning of each tutorial so that the advanced student, or an instructor led class, can complete them without going through the step-by-step process. This textbook is classroom proven and relevant interior design homework problems are provided. After completing this book, the student will be able to create all their 2-D Interior Design work using AutoCAD.

Starting Your Career as an Artist

A Guide for Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, and Other Visual Artists

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Author: Angie Wojak,Stacy Miller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 158115853X

Category: Art

Page: 283

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In this comprehensive manual, veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals and create a plan of action to advance their professional careers, and use their talents to build productive lives in the art world. In addition, the book includes insightful interviews with professional artists and well-known players in the art scene. The second edition features a new chapter on social media and includes interviews with artists, museum professionals, and educators. All chapters cover topics essential to the emerging artist, such as: *Using social media to advance your practice *Health and safety for artists *Artist's resumes and CVs *Finding alternative exhibition venues *Building community through networking *Collaborating and finding mentors *Refining career aspirations This invaluable resource is sure to encourage and inspire artists to create their own opportunities as they learn how the creativity that occurs inside the studio can be applied to developing a successful career in the art world. 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.