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

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Here is the completely updated guide to today's interior design careers—a clear and concise survey of the interior design field covering:

  • History of the profession
  • Educational preparation
  • Interviews with designers
  • Certification and licensing
  • The design process
  • Where the jobs are
  • Owning your own firm
  • Design specialties
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Sustainable design
  • Corporate
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Institutional
  • Entertainment
  • Restoration and adaptive use

"Becoming an Interior Designer is the go-to book for an inside look at the profession of interior design today. The advice from a broad range of practitioners and educators about the professional requirements and business of interior design make it an invaluable tool for those contemplating an interior design career. The added bonus is Christine's ability to draw out from her interviewees the common passion for improving quality of life, which is a rarely referenced quality of a successful interior designer."
—Suzan Globus, FASID, LEED AP,

2007 ASID National President

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470114230
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/19/2008
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 238,999
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents



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.






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