Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

Author: Robert K. Hale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781621535164
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Design

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.

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer

Author: Tad Crawford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781621535461
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Interior Design Clients

Author: Thomas L. Williams
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781581156768
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

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

Author: Mary V. Knackstedt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118328200
Release Date: 2012-08-22
Genre: Architecture

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 Contractor

Author: Claudiu Fatu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781621534709
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Nita Phillips
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762756179
Release Date: 2009-06-24
Genre: Business & Economics

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 Freelance Web Designer

Author: Neil Tortorella
Publisher: Allworth
ISBN: 1581158599
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Computers

Break out of the cubicle and gain the business savvy you need to launch your own freelance web design business with Starting Your Career as a Freelance Web Designer! Written by seasoned pro Neil Tortorella, this book guides web designers step-by-step down the path to success and helps them avoid common pitfalls. Jam-packed with practical know-how, this book also contains the wisdom and advice of noted industry authorities and business leaders. Readers will learn how to draft a solid business plan, negotiate contracts, manage time and money, deal with taxes, manage projects and clients, determine rates, and create winning proposals.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800648108
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

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“

So You Want to Be an Interior Designer

Author: Charee Hansen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692770151
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre:

Interior design might seem like a dream job, but like any other profession, this career must start somewhere. Design school is a traditional start, but many are unprepared for what it takes to find success in the classroom and beyond. This handbook by Charee Hansen-a graduate of interior design school and successful interior designer-helps guide prospective designers through the rigors of becoming a professional. With information and wisdom pulled from Hansen's own experiences, this book includes advice for every aspect of school and life after getting your degree. Whether it's selecting the right school for you, finding a store to meet your material needs, filling out an application that best highlights your skills, landing that perfect internship, or even obtaining certification, Hansen provides more than three hundred pages of information that will put you on the fast track to success. With down-to-earth, pragmatic advice, Hansen's cheerful, conversational style is perfect for aspiring interior designers who are starting fresh.

Starting Your Career as a Graphic Designer

Author: Michael Fleishman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781621533986
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 9783552062504
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Fiction

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.

Interior Design Management

Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471284319
Release Date: 1992-08-15
Genre: Architecture

Most interior designers who own - or plan to own - their own firms are at a disadvantage because they lack formal business training. This book provides them with essential information on accounting, financial analysis, revenue operation, contracts, personnel issues and more.