Becoming an Interior Designer (A Guide to Careers in Design)

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The essential guide for anyone entering or considering the field of interior design

This highly visual career resource is ideal for anyone who is thinking about, or embarking upon, a career in interior design. It provides an overview of the profession and offers in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take.

A concise, practical guide, this richly illustrated book features informative interviews with designers working in a variety of specialty areas, including samples of their work and expert tips for getting hired.

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Today’s interior designer works in a complicated world challenged by a variety of issues ranging from legal responsibilities and building and safety codes to projects that require an ever-increasing amount of skills and training. "Interior designer" is not just a fancy name for "decorator."

If you have a vision for creating the interior spaces of residential or commercial buildings, Becoming an Interior Designer is the first step to making a successful living in a career you’re passionate about. 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 and finding your special niche in this burgeoning field.

Packed with useful material for anyone beginning a career in interior design, as well as professional interior designers seeking to practice in a new specialty, Becoming an Interior Designer features:

  • Information about licensing and certification
  • Professional tips on portfolio preparation
  • Discussion on work environments– from home office to large firms
  • Advice for finding clients and boosting revenue
  • Helpful advice for managing a successful career
  • Photos of work done by professional interior designers from all major design specialties

Becoming an Interior Designer has everything you need to navigate the interior design field, covering all aspects of getting into the industry–from pursuing the right educational training to landing your first job. Successful designers provide real-world advice on creating a portfolio, preparing a resume, and interviewing for your dream job. Interviews with these designers also offer valuable insights into a variety of specialties–such as designing for hotels, corporate offices, retail facilities, residential structures, and many more.

Let Becoming an Interior Designer be the launch pad for a long and successful career in interior design.

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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. Filled with interviews and advice from leading interior designers, it covers all the major design specialties, educational training, portfolio preparation, getting a job, and much more.

Includes:

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
  • Corporate
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Institutional
  • Entertainment
  • Restoration and adaptive use

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