Author: Asid Illinois, Jason A. Znoy
This is your best guide to prepare for a career in professional interior design. Discover the field of interior design, how to choose the correct school, the tools to achieve that perfect job and how to expand yourself in the profession. This guide has been prepared for both those who want to enter the field and graduates ready to land that first, perfect job. Those currently in the field may also find this book helpful. The material enclosed is compiled from support agencies and leaders in the field of interior design. This reference tool will become invaluable every step of the way.P>
Author: Carol A. Sampson
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
The first edition of Estimating for Interior Designers quickly became the “bible” for interior designers everywhere. This completely updated and revised edition provides all the basic, nuts-and-bolts information readers expect, along with all-new sections on faux finishing, including trompe l'oeil; Roman shades; and using upholstery fabrics for drapery and bed coverings. There is also a completely new chapter on hard floor coverings, including marble, stone, wood, painted canvas, and vinyl. Of course, all materials and labor cost figures have been updated.
Author: Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson, Mesha Kleibrink
Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with neurodiversities by modifying factors such as color, lighting, space organization, textures, acoustics, and ventilation. Now you can design homes, therapeutic environments, work environments, and outdoor spaces to encourage growth and learning for the projected 500,000 children with ASD (in the United States alone) who are expected to reach adulthood by 2024. Topics discussed include: -Environmental design theories -Symptoms of ASD -Sensory processing deficits -Design needs of individuals on the spectrum at all ages -Design methods and solutions for spaces, including residential, learning, work, and therapeutic environments encompassing a wide range of budgets -Designing for self-actualization, well-being, and a high quality of life for the duration of an individual's life -Avenues for healthy living and aging in place -Biophilic design -Environmental impact on well-being -Strategies to promote active living as an integral part of the welfare focus.
Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson, Nancy Blossom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinking that inform the discipline of interior design. It challenges readers to consider the connections within theory, research, and practice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interior design. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond a descriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study of interiors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Design research and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodological approaches that are applicable to interior design upper division and graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors, including well established scholars alongside emerging voices in the field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas, research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as a discipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors, topics, and ideas
Author: Maureen Mitton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The complete guide to portfolio development for interior designers It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strong visual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-looking portfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren't equipped with the expertise required to organize and unify their work in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents and skills. Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify the process by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling a winning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instruction presented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properly and effectively display their designs. This book also includes: Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolio elements and options Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development Specific information for the design of digital portfolios Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to a companion Web site Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics software applications can be best implemented for certain portfolio elements Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion of job search procedures With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for Interior Designers examines how a portfolio can be used as an effective tool for communicating with clients and other professionals. A much-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surrounding portfolio development so that interior designers can showcase their abilities success-fully—and land the next job.
Author: Lydia Sloan Cline
Publisher: A&C Black
This resource on architectural drafting introduces the topic specifically for beginning interior designers. This second edition adds a new chapter 14, 'Incorporating the Computer,' which covers integrating software with hand drafting. Content reorganization - like new chapter 3, '2D and 3D' - makes this edition even more intuitive, with specific topics easy to locate.
Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This book has basic contact information for the trades and technical skills including apprenticeship programs and job websites. I cover community colleges and vocational schools in book #2. The trades are really big because they're always there regardless of what high-tech industries come and go. Whenever I go jogging, I always see the plumbing trucks, the electrical trucks, the contractor trucks, the carpet cleaners, window installers, etc. No matter what happens, people always need those basic services. I looked around for an indepth vocational-trades book. I couldn't find one. Here is my attempt at a good comprehensive vocational trades book. Even in the trades, be very wary about what you decide to go to school for. I've had friends spend a few years taking a certain vocational program like electronic technician or computer tech only to end up not being able to find a job in their field.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book offers designers the same basic information that they would gain in the NKBA′s expensive certificate program. This book, based on the NKBA′s six book volume, is a definitive sourcebook and technical guide on kitchen planning and design. It includes information on estimating, space planning, design principles, drawing and presentation standards, mechanical systems, materials, fixtures, safety, and accessibility. Together with its sister publication on bathroom design, it is an "essential" addition to a designer′s professional library.
Author: Robert L. Alderman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to Prosper as an Interior Designer It has been fifteen years since Robert L. Alderman, Esq., wrote his classic, How to Make More Money at Interior Design—the book that helped a generation of designers to manage successful practices. Since then, the profession has been subjected to momentous changes. Designers have persevered through the boom and bust of the eighties, the upsurge of the nineties, the emergence of "e;mega firms,"e; and greater specialization within the field. Robert Alderman’s new book, How to Prosper as an Interior Designer, provides detailed guidance for all designers seeking to succeed in today’s competitive environment. It will help educate newcomers, reassure seasoned professionals, and equip a tough new breed of designer-entrepreneurs to thrive under any market conditions. Drawing upon his legal and financial experience as an attorney and financial adviser in the interior design field, Robert Alderman offers advice on many crucial legal and business issues to those who operate commercial or residential practices. He helps design professionals make informed decisions about proposals and contracts, letters of agreement, charging clients, budgeting, financial management, working with architects and contractors, legal liability, purchases and deliveries, and more. Employing similar techniques from his previous bestseller, Mr. Alderman uses real-life case studies to show designers how to cope with their daily problems of cost overruns, contract disputes, fraudulent contractors, and difficult clients. These practical case studies show firsthand how other designers react when a crisis occurs—an invaluable source of learning by example.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
The text of choice for professional interior design practice -- now with companion CD-ROM! Since publication of the first edition in 1990, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has remained the leading choice for educators for teaching interior design business practice as well as for professionals seeking to advance in their own practices. This ASID/Polsky Prize winner is recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation and covers the gamut of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues. You gain all the essential skills needed for planning and maintaining a thriving interior design business, presented in the clear, easy-to-follow style that is the hallmark of this text. This edition is completely current with the latest business practices and features a host of new practice aids: Companion CD-ROM includes a trial version of professional practice software, business forms, numerous short articles, plus additional information and resources. New examples help you manage the latest challenges and implement the latest business practices. A new chapter devoted to strategic planning explains this important business concept in easy-to-understand language for students and professionals. Brief "what would you do" case studies in each chapter challenge you to respond to ethical issues faced by today's interior designers. From creating a business plan to launching a promotional campaign to setting up a computerized accounting system, everything you need to launch and sustain a successful interior design practice is here.
Author: Cindy Coleman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior Design Practice provides aspiring and practicing professionals a perspective that is as broad as it is deep, encompassing design theory and education, global professional practice, and the experiences of design firms large and small. An overview is provided of the development and growth of the profession, along with an in-depth assessment of the legal and regulatory environment. An extensive section is offered on the work process, ranging from pre-design, programming, and design development to contract administration. Finally, a section on management provides a thorough exploration of issues in marketing, financial management, project management, and managing client relationships. Both comprehensive and timely,Interior Design Practice describes the changes currently occurring in the design profession and industry and suggests new, unique ways of thinking and working that will serve as a catalyst for designers who seek excellence in their profession. List of Contributors, their company, and their location: — Edward Friedrichs, (former President, Gensler) San Francisco — Derrel Parker, Parker Scaggiari,Las Vegas — Cindy Coleman, Chicago — Beth Harmon Vaughan, Gensler, Phoenix — Barry LePatner, LePatner & Associates, LLP, New York — Eva Maddox, Perkins + Will, Chicago — Sharon Turner, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, London — Pamela Anderson Brule, Pamela Anderson Brule Architects, San Jose — Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, San Francisco — Stuart Cohen, Cohen/Hacker Architects, Chicago — David Boeman, Powell + Kleinshmidt, Chicago — Greg Switzer, Robert Sutter, Switzer Architects, New York — Lisabeth Quebe, (Former VP, Perkins + Will) Soldiers Grove, WI — Gary Wheeler, Wheeler Kanik, Richmond, UK — Kathy Rogers, Jacobs Facilities, Arlington, VA 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.