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This essential sourcebook provides all of the information needed to establish and manage a productive, profitable interior design firm. Filled with savvy business and career advice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition delivers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues faced by sole practitioners, firm principals, and managers.

This comprehensive reference lays out clear, practical guidelines on how to structure a contract and prevent legal problems; work with other designers, allied professionals, clients, and vendors; and calculate fees that are both fair and profitable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471285977
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Series: Interior Design Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.85 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTINE M. PIOTROWSKI, FASID, IIDA, currently based inPhoenix, Arizona, provides consulting services to interiordesigners on business practices. She is a former professor ofinterior design at Northern Arizona University and has more thantwenty-five years of commercial and residential design experience.She has won the ASID/Polsky Prize twice and received honorablemention once. Her books include Becoming an Interior Designer,Designing Commercial Interiors, and Problem Solving andCritical Thinking for Designers.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I An Introduction to the Profession of Interior Design 3
1 The Profession 5
2 Ethics 31
3 Personal Goal Setting 43
Pt. II How to Establish an Interior Design Practice 51
4 Planning a New Interior Design Practice 53
5 Advice and Counsel 71
6 Business Formations 83
7 Legal Filings 97
8 On Your Own 111
Pt. III The Business of Interior Design 123
9 Business Organization and Management 125
10 The Planning Function 135
11 Personnel Management 147
12 Legal Issues of Employment 169
13 Legal Responsibilities 185
14 Warranties and Product Liability 197
Pt. IV Managing the Business's Finances 207
15 Financial Accounting 209
16 Financial Management 231
17 Determining Design Fees 243
18 Preparing Design Contracts 265
19 Product Pricing Considerations 303
20 The Sale of Goods and the Uniform Commercial Code 323
Pt. V Marketing and Business Development 339
21 Marketing Interior Design Services 341
22 Promoting the Interior Design Practice 353
23 Advanced Promotional Tools 371
24 Selling Your Services 395
25 Design Presentations 409
26 Personal Power 429
Pt. VI Project Management 447
27 Project Management Techniques 449
28 Working with Trade Sources 477
29 Contract Documents and Specifications 489
30 Contract Administration 519
31 Contract Administration: Delivery and Project Closeout 543
Pt. VII Careers 557
32 Career Options 559
33 Getting the Next - or First - Job 577
Glossary 617
Appendix 637
Index 643
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