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The interior designers of tomorrow require a professional practice text that is contemporary and innovative enough to prepare them for the rapidly-evolving landscape of the 21st century workplace. Professional Practice for Interior Designers in the Global Marketplacearms students of the millennial generation with the know-how they'll need to launch and evolve their careers. It emphasizes the essential skills and knowledge required to work in a firm as an entry-level designer, while providing an overview of what is involved in starting, owning and operating an interior design business. Although rooted in fundamentals, the book incorporates up-to-the-minute developments, including globalization, changing demographics, the rise of networking technologies, sustainable design, social responsibility and global economics.
Susan M. Winchip - Professor Emerita, Illinois State University
Table of Contents
Launching a Career in the Interior Design Profession Fundamentals of the Interior Design Profession Career Opportunities in Interior Design Attaining an Entry-Level Position Working in a Design Firm Professional Business Responsibilities International Business Practices Professional Compensation, Administrative Practices, and Legal Responsibilities Long-Term Client Relationships and Project Responsibilities Long-Term Client Relationships Project Management Strategies Client and Project Management Strategies for the Phases of the Integrated Design Process Owning and Operating an Interior Design Business Business Requirements Operating and Managing a Green Interior Design Business Business Policies and Operations Promoting an Interior Design Business Managing, Growing, and Leading a Profitable Interior Design Business