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Becoming an Interior Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-17422-7
336 pages
October 2011
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If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
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PREFACE.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

1 An Introduction to the Interior.

Design Profession.

2 Educational Preparation.

3 Where the Jobs Are.

4 Design Specialties.

5 The Design Process.

6 Interior Design as a Business.

7 The Future.

INTERIOR DESIGN RESOURCES.

CIDA-ACCREDITED INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.

INTERIOR DESIGN REFERENCES.

INTERIOR DESIGNERS.

INDEX.

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Christine M. Piotrowski, FASID, IIDA, of Phoenix, Arizona, provides consulting services on business practices to interior designers. A former professor of interior design at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Christine has more than twenty-five years of interior design experience. She is the author of several books on interior design, including Designing Commercial Interiors, Second Edition and the bestselling Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Fourth Edition, both from Wiley.

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Includes updated information on the following:
  • Licensing and certification
  • The newest educational requirements, with a helpful list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada

  • Professional tips on portfolio preparation

  • Discussion of work environments—from home office to large firms

  • Advice for finding clients and boosting revenue

  • Helpful guidance on managing a successful career

  • Photos of projects by professional interior designers from all major design specialties

 

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  • More than a how-to book for finding a job, this helpful guide is a road map to the early stages of forming a lifelong career in this burgeoning field
  • Covers all aspects of getting into the industry
  • The author interviewed nearly 100 professionals in the field who share their personal insights to help students discover what the interior design profession is really like
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"This guide surveys careers in the interior design field, from residential to commercial, including corporate, hospitality, and entertainment specialties. This edition has been revised and updated to incorporate information on sustainable and global design, and design for seniors, with added profiles and examples of projects." (Book News, May 2009)
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