Design

Design Entrepreneur (Slipcased)

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 152

Designers are used to working for clients, but there is nothing better than when the client is oneself. Graphic and product designers, who are skilled with the tools and masters aesthetics, are now in the forefront of this growing entrepreneur movement. Whether personal or collective, drive is the common denominator of all entrepreneurial pursuit; of course, then comes the brilliant idea; and finally the fervent wherewithal to make and market the result. The Design Entrepreneur is the first book to survey this new field and showcase the innovators who are creating everything from books to furniture, clothes to magazines, plates to surfboards, and more. Through case studies with designers like Dave Eggers, Maira Kalman, Charles Spencer Anderson, Seymour Chwast, Jet Mous, Nicholas Callaway, Jordi Duró, and over thirty more from the United States and Europe, this book explores the whys, hows, and wherefores of the conception and production processes. The design entrepreneur must take the leap away from the safety of the traditional designer role into the precarious territory where the public decides what works and what doesn’t. This is the book that shows how that is accomplished.
Design

Becoming a Design Entrepreneur

Author: Lita Talarico

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 332

Any designer who runs a studio, office, or firm is entrepreneurial. In fact, anyone with a studio already has an infrastructure for entrepreneurial content development, and with the technological developments over the last few decades, there are more opportunities now than ever. The use of computers has allowed not only new tools for creating design, but also enables makers with entirely new ways to prototype, promote, and sell their products. Becoming a Design Entrepreneur is the guide for these designers and a breakdown of the prospects and challenges they face. Topics include: •Methods for launching a venture into the market •Tips on presentation, pitch and public relations •How to legally protect intellectual property •Ways to do effective research, and crowd source •How to benefit from social media •Sources for funding and investment and incubators •Case studies from successful and startup entrepreneurs. The ability to produce and market has helped to reposition graphic design in the new entrepreneurial economy, in which graphic design entrepreneurs are constantly raising design bars and standards. Everyone harbors at least one viable product idea, and designers can be "social entrepreneurs," creating campaigns or events that serve the greater good aside from profit-making. Readers will learn to grow as innovators and creators from Becoming a Design Entrepreneur. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Design

Becoming a Design Entrepreneur

Author: Lita Talarico

Publisher: Allworth

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 278

Any designer who runs a studio, office, or firm is entrepreneurial. In fact, anyone with a studio already has an infrastructure for entrepreneurial content development, and with the technological developments over the last few decades, there are more opportunities now than ever. The use of computers has allowed not only new tools for creating design, but also enables makers with entirely new ways to prototype, promote, and sell their products. Becoming a Design Entrepreneur is the guide for these designers and a breakdown of the prospects and challenges they face. Topics include: •Methods for launching a venture into the market •Tips on presentation, pitch and public relations •How to legally protect intellectual property •Ways to do effective research, and crowd source •How to benefit from social media •Sources for funding and investment and incubators •Case studies from successful and startup entrepreneurs. The ability to produce and market has helped to reposition graphic design in the new entrepreneurial economy, in which graphic design entrepreneurs are constantly raising design bars and standards. Everyone harbors at least one viable product idea, and designers can be "social entrepreneurs," creating campaigns or events that serve the greater good aside from profit-making. Readers will learn to grow as innovators and creators from Becoming a Design Entrepreneur. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Business & Economics

The Education of a Design Entrepreneur

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 327

New from the editor of the pioneering EDUCATION OF . . . series, this benchmark collection of fifty essays and interviews provides students and working designers with a firm understanding of the pitfalls and triumphs awaiting the design entrepreneur. Designers recount their motives for setting out on their own and reflect on the degree to which their creative spirit has been satisfied by entrepreneurial freedom -in areas ranging from book, Web site, and home product design to golf course development and entertainment design. Contributors such as Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi, Eric Zimmerman, Rudy VanderLans, and others reveal that entrepreneurship is not simply a designer's ticket to liberation -it can also be a labyrinth of clerical tasks and manufacturing nightmares. This collection provides candid anecdotes and no-frills advice for any designer ready to brave the trials and rewards of entrepreneurship.
Designers

The Influence of Graphic Design Entrepreneur on the Design Industry

Author: Nadia Louw

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Designers

Page: 156

View: 428

Unemployment in South Africa is at an alarmingly high rate. This is partly due to the lack of much deeded effort to create jobs. In this environment of unemployment design entrepreneurship is being encouraged. Out of a designer's perspective, it might sound absurd to agree that those entrepreneurs have their rightful place in the design industry, but they do. These entrepreneurs serve a certain market and their clients will always return. They'll be satisfied with the service and design even though it might seem sub-standard quality. These entrepreneurs don't really have a substantial influence in the design industry as such. The larger design studios serve a specific market, and so the small entrepreneur.
Business & Economics

Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Author: Beverly Rudkin Ingle

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 347

This book is the first book on the subject for smaller businesses. Until now, design thinking - a methodology for solving business problems and identifying opportunities - has been the playground fro companies with big budgets, giving them the advantage of the innovation that comes from using the latest design thinking tools emerging from Stanford, Harvard, Northwestern and elsewhere.
Architects

Architect and Entrepreneur

Author: Eric W. Reinholdt

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Architects

Page: 174

View: 192

Part narrative, part business book; Architect + Entrepreneur is filled with contemporary, relevant, fresh tips and advice, from a seasoned professional architect building a new business. The guide advocates novel strategies and tools that merge entrepreneurship with the practice of architecture and interior design. The Problem:Embarking on a new business venture is intimidating; you have questions. But many of the resources available to help entrepreneur architects and interior designers start their design business lack timeliness and relevance. Most are geared toward building colossal firms like SOM and Gensler using outdated methods and old business models. If you're an individual or small team contemplating starting a design business, this is your field guide; crafted to inspire action. The Solution:Using the lean startup methodology to create a minimum viable product, the handbook encourages successive small wins that support a broader vision enabling one to, "think big, start small, and learn fast." It's a unique take on design practice viewed through the lens of entrepreneurship and is designed to answer the questions all new business owners face, from the rote to the existential. Questions about: - Startup costs - Business models (old and new) - Marriage of business and design - Mindset - Branding & naming (exercises and ideas) - Internet marketing strategies - Passive income ideas - Setting your fee - Taxes - Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - Securing the work - Client relations - Software - Billing rates - Contracts Building a business isn't a singular act; it's a series of small steps. Using the outline found in Architect + Entrepreneur you can start today. The chapters are organized to guide you from idea to action. Rather than write a business plan you'll be challenged to craft a brand and you'll sell it using new technologies. Follow the guide sequentially and you'll have both the tools and a profitable small business.
Business & Economics

The Creative Entrepreneur

Author: Isa Maria Seminega

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 946

Calling all you artists, crafters, makers and designers - you have a gift! You know what makes a great product. Now you need to turn your vision into money. The Creative Entrepreneur is the ultimate guide to building a successful creative business on your terms. It takes you step by step through the process, from the seeds of your idea, giving you the encouragement and confidence to take action and steadily grow your business with intention. It's easier than ever to start your own business, but entrepreneurs - especially creatives - can feel overwhelmed and unsure of the right steps to move their business forward. The Creative Entrepreneur sets you on the right path, taking the stress out of business planning, and offering actionable, straightforward advice that you can refer back to again and again.
Business & Economics

Graphic Design Business

Author:

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 942

View: 134

It's time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There's no doubt you've imagined it-placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don't go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they've learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: Discover your market and their needs Choose a business environment that works for you Create a business brand that gets noticed Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals Develop profitable client relationships Set your fees Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur's expert advice-and design your own successful graphic design business today! The First Three Years In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. • Pin point your target market • Uncover creative financing for startup and growth • Use online resources to streamline your business plan • Learn the secrets of successful marketing • Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them • Take advantage of hundreds of resources • Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists • From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success. BONUS: Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit! Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compliled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.
Business & Economics

Start Your Own Interior Design Business and Keep it Growing!

Author: Linda M. Ramsay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 880

Covers all aspects of starting an interior design business, including the business plan, finances, legal issues, selling, marketing and promotion, and paperwork
Consumers' preferences

The Service Startup

Author: Tenny Pinheiro

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Consumers' preferences

Page: 220

View: 820

A practical guide to integrate Design Thinking and Lean Startup in the service era. "Pinheiro will inspire you to think differently about business, design, education, and - perhaps most importantly - the way you work every day." - Kerry Bodine, co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business "In this book, Tenny offers some extremely valid and hard-hitting criticism regarding the ideals surrounding the dictate of building a Minimum Viable Product. Agreed on many fronts but I found his reinvention of these principles when applied to the service industry to be extremely insightful. The concept of a Minimum Valuable Service is unique, new and sets goals intended to deliver maximum value with measurable results.This is a must read for anyone in the global innovation economy." - Rick Rasmussen, NestGSV. International Business development. This book is a practical guide that explores how startup entrepreneurs and business leaders, who hold no Design degrees, can integrate Service Design into their development cycles in order to create sustainable, desirable and profitable new services. In the first part, Tenny explores the reasons why startups need to move away from the "make and sell" industrial logic we've been exploiting over the last century. To take its place he proposes a new service oriented mindset that carries the idea of "learn, use and remember" users' journeys. He also discusses the challenges our industrial society is facing and how the combination of design with a service oriented mentality can be key to help new and existent businesses make this shift. In the second part, he will take you on a journey through the MVS - Minimum Valuable Service - model. This model can seamlessly integrate Service Design into the Lean Startup or any Agile development cycle. It adds the human values needed to foster service innovations within the Lean's scientific approach. In this part of the book you will learn tools, methods and practices that will help you get your hands dirty with design. At some point every adventure requires a great guide, and this journey into the heart of the new is led impeccably by Tenny Pinheiro. Slyly sidestepping the pitfalls of the Lean Startup approach, he skillfully navigates us through to a deeper understanding of the forces shaping the evolving service economy. By trusting the wisdom of the many to help design the next phase of business, his approach taps into an inexhaustible source of creativity and innovation. The Service Startup is a trusty roadmap that you will long keep by your side. As Tenny might suggest: learn it, use it, and remember it. - Jamer Hunt, Parsons The New School for Design. Director for the graduate Program in Transdisciplinary Design. "I'll admit it: I enjoy seeing someone who knows their stuff re-assemble and improve on the work of an adjacent profession. Tenny calls out what's lacking in the Lean Startup approach, in the most thorough and insightful ways. In the spirit of iteration, he's taken an existing approach and improved on it. If only all criticism were this good. I enjoyed his delightfully nuanced views on the world of services - how they're perceived, experienced, and remembered - as well as his historical perspectives on the worlds of design, business and marketing. Opinionated but also well-informed, this is a pragmatic, human-centric take on designing and delivering services that I'd recommend to anyone whose work affects other people. - Chad Thornton, Experience Designer, Airbnb""
Design

Start Your Own Graphic Design Business

Author: George Sheldon

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 138

View: 647

Design Something For Yourself-A Successful Business! It's time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There's no doubt you've imagined it-placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don't go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they've learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: Discover your market and their needs Choose a business environment that works for you Create a business brand that gets noticed Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals Develop profitable client relationships Set your fees Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur's expert advice-and design your own successful graphic design business today!
Design

A Startup Guide for Graphic Design Entrepreneur in South Africa

Author: Arno Benkenstein

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 132

View: 983

The purpose of this paper is to help new designers or designers that have already started their own business, but struggling with certain problems, to star their own successful graphic design home business in South Africa. This paper will help the designer set up a complete working environment. The researcher will discuss all the skills that will help needed to run the business successful, from the basics of setting up the office, to the more daunting tasks of accounting and technical requirements.
Business & Economics

Design a Better Business

Author: Patrick Van Der Pijl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 809

How to use this book: 8 Chapters; 48 Case studies; 20 Tools; 7 Core skills; 29 Designers; 36 Hacks; >150 Visuals.
Business & Economics

Fashion Entrepreneur

Author: Sandra Burke

Publisher: Burke Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 235

A guide to setting up and running a successful fashion business provides advice on marketing, financing, business planning, product design, and branding, and includes updated information on online businesses and social media.
Design

Becoming a Graphic Designer

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 607

This user-friendly guide offers a clear and comprehensive review of the types of careers available to today?s graphic designers. Drawing on years of experience at the top of the field, Heller covers the major design industries?from architecture and industrial design to television, film and publishing?as well as advertising, corporate, editorial and other key design disciplines. This is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in launching?or revitalising?a graphic design career.
Architecture

The Interior Design Business Handbook

Author: Mary V. Knackstedt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

View: 365

Thousands of interior design professionals have come to rely on The Interior Design Business Handbook for comprehensive, accessible coverage of the essential procedures, tools, and techniques necessary to manage a successful interior design business. The Fifth Edition of this essential resource has been revised to address the latest trends and changes in the field, with new and updated material on business size and structure, building a brand, client development, social networking and Internet marketing, finances, purchasing, technology and software programs, and other key areas. Complete with more than 75 sample forms and letters, this Fifth Edition is a one-stop resource for all aspects of establishing and running an interior design business—from choosing a location and managing day-to-day operations to growing a business and putting it up for sale. All of the techniques and procedures in the book are rooted in real-world experience and are used daily in successful design firms throughout the United States. Filled with valuable information for solo practices and small firms as well as larger businesses, this book is an indispensable resource for seasoned professionals as well as interior designers who are at the start of their career.
Business & Economics

$1,000,000 Web Designer Guide

Author: Rob Anthony O'Rourke

Publisher: Fox Web School

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 845

Don’t leave your web design journey up to chance. There are some times in life where it is fun to not plan ahead. For example a random day hanging out with friends or a spontaneous holiday trip to some new place. Web design though is not one of those times! If you leave your web design journey to chance—expect to fail. What this book covers is what I wish I knew when I first started web design. It is the big lessons that make a big difference. Knowing these lessons will help you avoid becoming yet another burnout who is overworked and underpaid. I will be sharing with you clear steps to get more profitable, move forward quickly, and set yourself up for a shot at real success. This book isn't just about money though—it looks at an overall smart approach to having a great business that supports a great life. This is about working smarter—not harder—to enjoy more of what life is all about. If you are ready to go then let’s get started!
Design

The Business Side of Creativity: The Complete Guide to Running a Small Graphics Design or Communications Business (Third Updated Edition)

Author: Cameron S. Foote

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 432

View: 841

Hailed by one reviewer as the creative business "bible," and considered the authoritative book on the subject for over ten years, The Business Side of Creativity is back, updated and revised to include even more invaluable facts, tips, strategies, and advice for beginning creatives. Every year the market for creative services expands, but the competition is increasing even faster. Today, success hinges not on talent alone, but on a thorough understanding of the business side of creativity. The Business Side of Creativity is the most comprehensive business companion available to freelance graphic designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, and agency or design-shop principals. Cameron S. Foote, a successful entrepreneur and editor of the Creative Business newsletter, guides you step-by-step through the process of being successfully self-employed - from getting launched as a freelancer to running a multiperson shop to retiring comfortably, and everything in between. Sample business forms and documents to help put the information into practice are included in the appendixes, and are available for downloading at www.creativebusiness.com/bizbook.html. How should you organize? What should you charge? What marketing techniques yield the best returns? How do you know when it's right to expand? What are the most effective strategies for managing employees? How can you build salable equity? The Business Side of Creativity delves into these questions and hundreds more and gives you practical, real-world answers and invaluable expert advice.
Design

Design Firms Open for Business

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Allworth

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 542

While many young designers perceive a design studio to be little more than a table and computer, the majority of businesses consider the physical locale and architectural surroundings of a firm to be as important as the work that is produced. Design Firms Open for Business is a firsthand look inside studios and offices, both large and small, from all over the world. The inner workings of more than 40 different-sized and variously focused design establishments are explored, offering keen insights into firms working on everything from two- to three-dimensional projects. Designers reveal their thinking about a broad spectrum of important issues, ranging from the names they selected to the underlying philosophy of their practices to the business models they employ. Profusely illustrated with photos of both specific work and working environments, this book provides a unique blend of analysis and biography rolled into one. Each firm is placed in the spotlight, providing an array of successful models to consider by those who are looking to start their own ventures and by those experienced professionals looking for fresh ideas.