Professional Practice for Interior Designers

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 20, 2011 - Architecture - 784 pages
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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.


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Congratulations Christine,
This book is a result of hard work and shows complete discipline, dedication and perfection on every page. As Civil Engineer with over 25 years experience in Dubai with
the past 11 years in Interior Fit-out I strongly propose and prescribe this book to every new and old professional practice in the world.
Mohammed M. Nayyar
Commercial Manager
Broadway Interiors LLC, Dubai


The Profession of Interior Design
Professional Preparation
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Preparing the Business Plan
Growing the Practice
Strategic Planning
Preparing Design Contracts
Warranties and Product Liability
Project Management
Trade Sources
Contract Documents and Specifications
Contract Administration Delivery and Project

Legal Issues of Employment
Basic Financial Accounting
Financial Management
Marketing and Business
Selling Strategies
Design Presentations
Project Compensation
Looking Ahead
Landing the

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About the author (2011)

Christine M. Piotrowski, ASID, IIDA, currently provides consulting services to interior designers on business practices from Phoenix, Arizona. She is a former professor of interior design at Northern Arizona University and has more than twenty-five years of commercial and residential design experience. She is the author of several books on interior design including the award-winning Becoming an Interior Designer and the coauthor of the recently released Second Edition of Designing Commercial Interiors (both from Wiley).

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