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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2013-07-31
File: 736 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118415955

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The leading guide to the business practice of the interior design profession, updated to reflect the latest trends For nearly thirty years, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has been a must-have resource for aspiring designers and practicing professionals. This revised and updated Sixth Edition continues to offer authoritative guidance related to the business of the interior design profession—from the basics to the latest topics and tools essential for planning, building, and maintaining a successful commercial or residential interior design business. Filled with business tips and best practices, illustrative scenarios, and other pedagogical tools, this revised edition contains new chapters on interior design in the global environment, building client relationships, and online marketing communications. The author also includes updated information on web and social media marketing, branding, and prospecting for global projects. Recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation, this Sixth Edition is an invaluable resource for early career designers or those studying to enter the profession. This important book: Contains three new chapters that focus on client relationships, marketing communications, and interior design in the global marketplace. Includes new or updated sections that reflect the recent trends related to social media, branding, sustainable design practice and more Offers invaluable pedagogical tools in every chapter, including chapter objectives and material relevant for the NCIDQ Instructors have access to an Instructor's Manual through the book's companion website

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2020-03-10
File: 768 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119554516

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2001-10-22
File: 672 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780471221043

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: Wiley
Release: 1994-09-16
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 0471285978

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Susan M. Winchip
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Release: 2012-06-13
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 1609011384

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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

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Cindy Coleman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release: 2001-10-11
File: 768 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780071416030

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Gordon T. Kendall
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Release: 2016-03-10
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 1501313959

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-10-13
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118174227

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The definitive reference on designing commercial interiors-expanded and updated for today's facilities Following the success of the ASID/Polsky Prize Honorable Mention in 1999, authors Christine Piotrowski and Elizabeth Rogers have extensively revised this guide to planning and designing commercial interiors to help professionals and design students successfully address today's trends and project requirements. This comprehensive reference covers the practical and aesthetic issues that distinguish commercial interiors. There is new information on sustainable design, security, and accessibility-three areas of increased emphasis in modern interiors. An introductory chapter provides an overview of commercial interior design and the challenges and rewards of working in the field, and stresses the importance of understanding the basic purpose and functions of the client's business as a prerequisite to designing interiors. This guide also gives the reader a head start with eight self-contained chapters that provide comprehensive coverage of interior design for specific types of commercial facilities, ranging from offices to food and beverage facilities, and from retail stores to health care facilities. Each chapter is complete with a historical overview, types of facilities, planning and interior design elements, design applications, a summary, references, and Web sites. New design applications covered include spas in hotels, bed and breakfast inns, coffee shops, gift stores and salons, courthouses and courtrooms, and golf clubhouses. In keeping with the times, there are new chapters focusing on senior living facilities and on restoration and adaptive use. A chapter on project management has been revised and includes everything from proposals and contracts to scheduling and documentation. Throughout the book, design application discussions, illustrations, and photographs help both professionals and students solve problems and envision and implement distinctive designs for commercial interiors. With information on licensing, codes, and regulations, along with more than 150 photographs and illustrations, this combined resource and instant reference is a must-have for commercial interior design professionals, students, and those studying for the NCIDQ licensing exam. Companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/commercialinteriors

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-06-14
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470397732

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: American Society of Interior Designers
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Release: 1992
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89037858305

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