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Starting your career as an interior designer

Author: Robert K Hale; Thomas L Williams; Murphy Hooker
Publisher: New York : Allworth, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book includes case studies and personal anecdotes that help teach you how to: choose a design field; branch out into product and architectural design; garner  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Hale; Thomas L Williams; Murphy Hooker
ISBN: 9781621535102 162153510X
OCLC Number: 920719170
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Designs on an industry : it's not a job, it's an adventure --
The state of interior design : staking your claim in a boom industry --
Cutting your teeth in the real world : do you have the chops? --
Understanding design segments : the art of interior design --
Putting off the designer high dive : on starting your own business --
Defining your dream : understanding models, pricing, and fees --
Marketing your business : networking, public relations, and advertising --
How to attract clients : selling yourself in the design world --
Setting up your design studio : getting it right the first time --
Building your village : procurement, delivery, and installation --
Client management : game-planning your design business --
The state of interior design : now and beyond.
Responsibility: Robert K. Hale and Thomas L Williams ; written with Murphy Hooker.

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A guide to the ins and outs of running an interior design firm. Suitable for students of interior design, it contains tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design  Read more...

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