DESIGN | PROCESS | RESOURCES
Are you a business owner looking to expand your knowledge? Are you an interior designer interested in learning more about building your own business and offering your own services?
Whether you're a student, professional, or DIY guru, have you asked yourself any of these questions in the past:
- How do I figure out what to charge my clients?
- How do I write a contract?
- How do I even go about starting my own freelancing / full scale business?
- How do I know what my clients want from me?
If so, well, you came to the right place!
This has been a slow and steady quarantine and I've had much downtime to spend my days from 7am til 11pm doing whatever I want, however I please, but that's not going to help me when the world goes back to (somewhat) normal circumstances... It's time to use this time to grow. Let me ask you--How many hours have you spent binge watching 90 day fiancé and home cooking? I've spent more time scrolling on instagram than actually building my business and my brand, but I've slowly inched my way towards new books to grow my mindset and my design development skills.
For Interior Designers:
Interior Design Business Handbook | I highly recommend this book if you're looking to start (or have started) your Interior Design Business.
The 50th Law | How did an entry level 24 year old go from graduating with no experience to "starting a business" mindset? This book is the secret. The moral of the story: FEAR NOTHING.
Ask. | The biggest tip to learning what your clients need and want from you-- ask them.
Value Based Fees | The biggest question I get asked is "How much do I charge my clients?" This book will answer your questions.
Business and Legal Forms | My biggest roadblock when I started freelancing was figuring out how to deal with forms, contracts and the legal aspect of starting a design business. Here is the insight.
For Holistic Designers
Evidence Based Design for Healthcare Facilities | I don't care if you're just a designer or designing healthcare facilities. This book is an absolutely amazing quick read whether you're designing a hospital or a home. I've read it back to front probably 50 times since I got it.
Evidence Based Healthcare Design | Okaaaay girl, this is an awesome book. I tried to use it as a coffee table book and Ryan told me "Heck, No!"... So it now sits on our bookshelf.
Evidence Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools | Children's health is important. What goes on at school makes it's way back home. Here is a run-down of ways to improve life in designing schools.
Therapeutic Landscapes | Think about how you can bring EBD into your outdoor space and back yard!
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