Author: Edward A. Hamilton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Newsletter Design A Step–by–Step Guide to Creative Publications "Make it dramatic. Make it readable. Make it believable." Words of advice to those who plan, design, or edit newsletters from the author of Newsletter Design, Edward A. Hamilton. Follow the advice of this designer of world–renowned publications and your newsletter will never land in the junk–mail pile. You′ll learn techniques used by the most successful publications to attract readers and rivet their attention. Included in this step–by–step guide: ∗ Planning visual content ∗ Fast–paced journalistic writing ∗ Forceful page layout ∗ Eye–catching graphics ∗ Strong, clear typography ∗ Powerful photojournalism ∗ Cost–wise production From selecting a name, logotype, and cover design to going on press, every element of producing a stand–out newsletter is explained step–by–step in clear language. Principles are expressed in simple terms that apply equally to desktop publishing or traditional T–square and typewriter. Layouts that are cluttered and complex––or bland and austere––can sabotage even the best editorial ideas. The author shows you how to avoid the stock, "off–the–shelf look". You′ll learn to master simple but powerful page layout, sparkling typography that promotes clarity, strength and elegance. you′ll learn how to edit and design with compelling journalistic photographs and vivid graphics. In addition, the book introduces a twelve–part grid design that not only opens up new creative possibilities and relief from the standard three–column page, it works perfectly with computer coordinates. There′s plenty of support for desktop publishers using WordPerfect, Lotus, Adobe, and Quark. You′ll get tips for spicing up your pages with tables, charts, graphs, pictographs, and maps, using simple software programs. It′s all here. From logotype to printed pages, you won′t find a more readable, on–the–money guide to designing newsletters.
Author: Gail Reid
Every dream has to start somewhere! With the shaky economy and unemployment rising, more and more people are trying to find alternative ways to start businesses out of their homes. But what is the right home grown business? What skills are necessary? What will it really cost and how much money will it generate? All these questions and more are answered in 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Low-Cost Startups'. - Expert author with over 30 years experience in the area - Ways to determine which business is right for you - and the most effective to start - Great, innovative ideas from hi-tech service to low-tech selling - Practical nuts and bolts advice on starting and running the business - Solid information about costs, financing, taxes and organization
Author: Patricia Eakins
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Writing for Interior Design teaches writing skills that interior design students can apply in the classroom and in their ongoing professional lives. It guides students from basic writing skills to professional fluency in a wide range of areas including communication with colleagues,employers, suppliers, clients, and the market. It also addresses the needs of entrepreneurial designers in start-up practices with limited budgets. A unique, highly creative hands-on approach builds on design students' visual communication skills to guide the development of their ability to express themselves verbally.
Author: Susan J. Slotkis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The third edition offers a thorough update to this introduction to the creative, technical and business aspects of the interior design profession. By surveying design history, the elements and principles of design, professional practice, and more, Susan Slotkis provides a practical and comprehensive overview.
Author: Frank Theodore Koe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Fabric for the Designed Interior, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for students and professionals, addressing both residential and commercial interiors. The book begins by placing fabric in a historic context, examining its connection to the growth of civilization. Later chapters take a practical approach to provide readers with the tools they need for successfully specifying fabric, dealing with environmental and safety concerns, understanding fabric and carpet-care issues, working with bids and contracts, and learning strategies for navigating showrooms and fabricating facilities. Leading designers, fabric manufacturers, and suppliers weigh in with their experiences, giving readers a clear idea of real-world expectations. This new edition is updated with expanded coverage on sustainable fabrics, more robust and clear instructions on costing, an appendix of historic and decorative architectural styles, and a revised art program featuring contemporary styles. Fabric for the Designed Interior STUDIO-an online tool for more effective study! · Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips · Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary · Watch videos that bring chapter concepts to life About the Fabric for the Designed Interior STUDIO Videos Access to online instructional videos that show the world of interior textiles in action. The viewer will be taken on a tour of the historic Scalamandre 110,000-square-foot mill and see how woven and printed fabrics are produced. Elements of the tour include design conceptualization and artwork, dyeing of yarns, warping, and weaving on various types of looms. The second video takes the viewer to several to-the-trade showrooms in New York City. Viewers will learn practical skills like establishing an account, reading tags, costing, and ordering product. Showrooms specializing in both residential and contract fabric are toured. PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501321849. OPTIONAL SWATCH KIT: This text also can be used in conjunction with Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Design Fabrics by Deborah Young, also available from Fairchild Books. Direct access to fabric swatches can enhance understanding of essential details of woven, printed, and nonwoven fabrics. Activities using these fabric swatches can be found at the end of each chapter of this book.
Author: Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
If there was a new wonder drug on the market that got kids to behave better, improve their grades, feel happier, and avoid risky behaviors, many parents around the world would be willing to empty their bank accounts to acquire it. Amazingly, such a product actually does exist. It’s not regulated by the FDA, it has no ill side-effects, and it’s absolutely free and available to anyone at any time. This miracle cure is gratitude. Over the past decade, science has shown that gratitude is one of the most valuable and important emotions we possess, and it is a virtue that anyone can cultivate. In fact, researchers have developed many different methods people can use to foster an attitude of gratitude, and the science shows that many of them really work. In Making Grateful Kids, two of the leading authorities on gratitude among young people, Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono, introduce their latest and most compelling research, announce groundbreaking findings, and share real-life stories from adults and youth to show parents, teachers, mentors, and kids themselves how to achieve greater life satisfaction through gratitude. Most importantly perhaps, they expand on this groundbreaking research to offer practical and effective common-sense plans that can be used in day-to-day interactions between kids and adults to enhance success and wellbeing. Their unique, scientifically-based approach for producing grateful youth works whether these kids are very young elementary school students or troubled teenagers. Not only does the purposeful practice of gratitude increase their happiness, but the research indicates that grateful kids also report more self-discipline, fulfilling relationships, and engagement with their schools and communities when compared to their less grateful counterparts. After reading Making Grateful Kids, parents, teachers, and anyone who works with youth will be able to connect more meaningfully with kids so that all parties can focus on the things that matter most and, in turn, create a more cooperative and thriving society.
Author: Anne Sage
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Perfectly named style maven and City Sage blogger Anne Sage knows a wise truth: decorating our living spaces for our goals is the first step in making them happen. In Sage Living, she opens the door to covetable dwellings designed to boost the dreams of their occupants, from the sunny, open-air kitchen of a holistic nutritionist to the eclectic living room of a world traveler ready to put down roots. Thsi ebooks is filled with stunning interiors, engagingly written home stories, and hundreds of design tips for every room, Sage Living goes beneath the stylized surface to help readers decorate for the lives they truly want.
Author: Terri Maurer, Katie Weeks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Through real-world case studies, master the business of interior design practice Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer. Interior Design in Practice provides the vital business education an interior designer needs. It describes in detail how to plan and launch an interior design business, and how to grow that business towards success. Through real-world case studies, you'll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit Techniques to build teams and motivate team members Ways to avoid costly mistakes Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking Coauthored by a former ASID national president and an experienced design writer and editor, Interior Design in Practice assists interior designers with practical, from-the-field advice, along with enlightening case studies throughout the book. Both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned design practitioners will find this comprehensive, real-world guide a welcome stepping-stone to success.
Author: Simos Vamvakidis
Publisher: Bis Publishers
Composing Architecture and Interior Design introduces ways of creating architectural spaces with contemporary approaches of composing space, such as folding surfaces or combining curves.
Author: Susan A. Lewis
Publisher: Omnigraphics Inc
As a selective annotated bibliography, Volume 3 in the Design Reference Series presents scholarly and practical resources available in major general academic and architecture libraries. Coverage includes all aspects of interior design: codes and standards, design theory and philosophy, an historical overview, programming and predesign, furniture, finishes, and textiles. Some of the topics included are individual project types (health care, hospitality, office, and residential), building and interior systems, visual communications methods, business and professional practices, research centers, and more. A separate section on awards, competitions, and scholarships lists more than 100 opportunities for interior professionals and students. The book also addresses computer-aided design topics through examples of practical applications for the office. Includes comprehensive Master Index.