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: Harold Linton, William Engel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The portfolio is the single most important document that a student has to demonstrate his or her expertise. Portfolio Design for Interiors uses real student examples, backed by industry standards and the expertise of the authors, to prepare aspiring interior design professionals to impress.
Author: Dianne Bender
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Students in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape design have always created traditional portfolios, which include all their projects in the form of physical objects that can be held and evaluated during an interview. With advances in technology, a digital version of the portfolio is becoming increasingly popular-but how does a student create one? And more important, how is it best utilized during an interview? Design Portfolios addresses these questions, moving beyond the simple checklist of skills and accomplishments that a portfolio should showcase. Quotations from practicing designers reinforce the author's guidelines for creating, maintaining, and presenting both traditional and digital portfolios. This book teaches students how to use their portfolios as a marketing tool for the most important thing they will ever sell-themselves!Features- Quotes from approximately 100 practicing architects, interior designers, and landscape architects from across the United States.- Presents a 4-step process of gathering and organizing the contents of a portfolio for the best effect.- Utilizes work of undergraduate and graduate design students to model successful portfolios.- Shows how to customize a portfolio for specific customers.- Offers tips for the job hunt, preparation of a powerful résumé, and interview strategies.- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
Author: Jenny Gibbs
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Offering a thorough grounding in the principles of interior design, this book describes the qualities and skills needed to become an interior designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. The book aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession. Principally written for interior design students, it will also serve as a reliable manual for aspiring amateurs.
Author: Alexa Hampton
Publisher: Potter Style
The daughter of a celebrated White House decorator draws on early memories of watching her father and studying art to counsel readers on how to understand design by observing four basic principles, sharing lavish photographs of 18 homes that represent a variety of styles.
Author: Harold Linton
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Full color and the latest in presentation techniques convey the quality and diversity of today's print and electronic portfolios.
Author: Debbie Rose Myers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Landing a job in graphic design or multimedia starts with the creation of a portfolio that showcases a student's best work. With sample portfolios, interviews with leaders in graphic design and advertising industries, and step-by-step instruction for creating professional print and digital portfolios, this book helps students successfully transition from design student to design professional. Now fully updated, it is the only guide to creating job-winning print-based and digital portfolios specifically for graphic designers.
Author: Michael Webb, Marisa Bartolucci, Raul Cabra
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Continuing to put great classic and contemporary design within everyone s grasp, Chronicle Books proudly delivers the next four installments of the popular Compact Design Portfolio. Written by top design critics, these books cover modern masters whose work ranges from the cozily domestic to the aggressively avant-garde: Eva Zeisel, whose elegantly democratic housewares span a 70-year career; Ingo Maurer, who raises lamp and lighting design to a high art form; Gaetano Pesce, whose rejection of traditional good taste brought about revolutionary furniture design; and George Nelson, the impresario behind the Marshmallow sofa and other Herman Miller classics. Follow-ing the introductory essay, a visual gallery exhibits selections of the designers best work in photographs and sketches. Presented in an irresistible small format, this series encapsulates the life, work, and influence of the great designers of our time.
Author: Siriporn Kobnithikulwong
ABSTRACT: Recently, government, corporate, and educational leaders have repeatedly identified the importance of creativity in global competition. In unison, research studies are beginning to explore creativity in a cross-cultural context; however, much work remains to examine domain-specific creativity. In the area of interior design, although creativity is highly valued and essential for problem-solving, it has not been fully investigated in the setting of practice and education across cultures. The present dissertation research explores discipline-specific creativity in a cross-cultural context. More specifically, this study focuses on assessments, attributes, and definitions of creativity in interior design, through Thai and U.S. practitioner evaluations of entry-level portfolios as creative design products. Based on the research focuses, the research questions addressed are: what do designers consider to be creative in portfolios, how do designers define design creativity, and how do cultural influences affect the assessment of creative portfolios and the definition of creativity? To answer these questions, the study employed a mixed-methods design, involving survey and semi-structured interview methods, and a field-based research strategy.
Author: Diane Leone
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Book & CD-ROM. An active real estate market has turned interior design into a boom industry in recent years. Interior designers owning their own firms have a median income of $75,000. Tens of thousands of homes are for sale in the United States today, and many need the help of an interior designer to be sold. Interior designers create the spaces where we work, play, and live every day. Whether it is a private residence, corporate office, retail store, or a zany restaurant, interior designers use their creativity, as well as their knowledge of colour principles, architecture, and design, to make it work and look amazing. As a result, they are well compensated for the work. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own interior design business. This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of interior design. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of colour and architectural features, while providing a much needed service to home owners. If you enjoy working with people and have that creative knack, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word® and about choosing a name; getting Started; the who, what, when, why, and how of interior design; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers; home staging and interior redesign; how to build a portfolio; how to get your first clients; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.