Starting Your Own Interior Design Business (Online)

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Join this online course to learn the essential management skills required to manage your professional interior design business. We’ll teach you to market yourself, to manage and action the elements of an interior design project. You will also learn about how to charge for your creative time appropriately...

Taught by: Chris Kearns.

Description

Join this online course to learn the essential management skills required to manage your professional interior design business. We’ll teach you to market yourself, to manage and action the elements of an interior design project. You will also learn about how to charge for your creative time appropriately. You’ll begin by looking at how to take a brief, then how to plan and structure your project, including: sourcing and coordinating suppliers, invoicing and how to address legal issues and insurance. The course will include a number of practical exercises and group discussions and you will also receive some advice about promoting your business and the advantages of social media.

Course Outcomes
You’ll have a good understanding of how to charge for your creative time, a new confidence when facing the client as a designer and the ability to to manage a project successfully.

Who Should Attend
Prospective and professional interior designers looking to make their business a success through marketing and other business management. Please note that this course is not suitable for architects.

Level
Beginner



Tutor information

Chris Kearns runs a small, independent interior design practice. Her services cover interior architecture, design and decoration as well as furniture design in both the commercial and residential sectors. Chris spent over 12 years working in branding and advertising before retraining as an interior designer at the University of the Arts, London.  She decided on a career change after completely renovating two of her own houses and subsequently being asked to help friends with their refurbishments. Chris now works closely with clients to develop individual spaces that look beautiful and work beautifully – delivered with meticulous attention to detail, budget and timing.  Chris believes that good design can be unobtrusive, but it should always change how we feel about a space and how we behave within it. Chris’s commercial projects have featured in The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Metro, British Airways Highlife Magazine and Lancashire Life Magazine.  One of her restaurant projects has just been listed in Time Out’s Best Restaurants in London Guide 2015 and two have made it into Tatler’s Best Restaurants in the UK Guides 2011 and 2013. Chris is part time lecturer at Chelsea College, University of the Arts.
http://chriskearnsinteriordesign.com/


Materials

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure:

  • You have a headset and microphone attached to your computer.

  • You have a webcam

  • Your browser has a recent version of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome.

  • Your computer is running the most recent version of Java. You can download it from here: http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Most importantly, you have a good internet connection with a bandwidth upwards of 56k.





Details for booking

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