Synopses & Reviews
The text of choice for professional interior design practicenow 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 Fourth 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.
The most comprehensive business guide for designers, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has been used by tens of thousands of professional and aspiring designers. Piotrowski covers the issues unique to the interior design profession in a clear and well-organized style. From establishing a practice to managing a project, the reader progresses through all aspects of the business, whether in a small or large firm.
About the Author
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).
Table of Contents
Part I: The Profession of Interior Design.
1. Interior Design as a Profession.
2. Professional Preparation.
3. Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
4. Legal Responsibilities.
Part II: Getting Started.
5. Personal Goals.
6. Professional Options.
Part III: Establishing an Interior Design Practice.
7. Creating a New Interior Design Practice.
8. Advice and Counsel.
9. Business Formations.
10. Business Legal Filings and Licenses.
11. Preparing the Business Plan.
Part IV: Growing the Practice.
12. Practice Organization and Management.
13. Strategic Planning.
14. Human Resource Management.
15. Legal Issues of Employment.
16. Basic Financial Accounting.
17. Financial Management.
Part V: Marketing and Business Development.
18. Marketing Interior Design Services.
19. Promoting the Interior Design Practice.
20. Additional Promotional Methods.
21. Selling Strategies.
22. Design Presentations.
Part VI: Project Compensation and Agreements.
23. Project Compensation and Fees.
24. Preparing Design Contracts.
25. Product Pricing.
26. The Sale of Goods and the Commercial Code.
27. Warranties and Product Liability.
VII: Project Management.
28. The Project Management Process.
29. Trade Sources.
30. contract Documents and Specifications.
31. Contract Administration.
32. Contract Distraction: Delivery and Project Closeout.
VIII: Looking Ahead.
33. Getting the Next-or First-Job.
34. Landing the Job.