A Designer's Write and Draw Journal

Conceive an idea, draw it, and describe it. That’s what this designers journal notebook is all about. Each page comes with a distinct sketching canvas and a section for writing. The 154-page book also includes index pages, dot grids, and one-point perspective grids with writing sections. These features, all rolled into one book, are what every designer and other creative artists needs.

This book "Draw and Write Journaling Book for Designers" makes the perfect gift for creative individuals and is also deal for:

  • Beginner designers
  • Graphic artists
  • Furniture designers
  • Design enthusiasts
  • Fashion designers
  • Interior designers
  • Architects
  • Illustrators
  • Students

 

Other interior design journal notebooks:

Measure, Sketch, and Dimension Notebook for Interior Designers (Portrait Format): A Task-Specific Journal Where the Design Process Begins

Interior Design Student Portfolio and Imagery Journal

Doodle and Sketch Book for Interior Designers: 50 Dot Grid Pages for your Doodling and Sketching Delight

 

 

 


How to Organize Interior Design Projects and Mood Boards with Bullet Journals

As an interior design journal notebook aficionado, I find that nothing beats writing and drawing on real paper. While some will prefer to use as an all-in-one bullet journal (or bujo) where you can write, sketch, doodle, and input anything in, like to-do-lists, recipes, appointments, and work details, others prefer to have different notebooks for different functions or tasks. These types of business journals are called function-specific notebooks. However, it always boils down to which you prefer, how your choice works for you, and how you use it.

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For interior designers and other creative artists who prefer function-specific notebooks, this book, “My Mood Board Inspirations and Imagery Collections” can serve two ways:

  1. As an organizer and information storage of on-going design projects in a tidy, well-laid-out and professional manner.
  2. As a physical portfolio, you can use for your marketing strategy.

This organized interior design journal is useful as a starting point for any project you plan to execute. Its layout, which contains dedicated sections for each client and his or her project, has the following:
  • Mood boards
  • Imagery boards
  • Lined pages
  • Dot grid sheets
  • Product and vendor details
The drawing and writing journal can be a beneficial business tool to use as a part of your initial consultation process. It will be a professional approach to showcasing all your creative works, like a resume. Asides those in the interior design industry, this book can also be used by fashion designers, graphic designers, interior decorators, including students of interior design. 


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Function-Specific Interior Design Bullet Journal and Sketchbook Every Interior Designer Needs

As an interior designer or interior decorator, have you ever wondered how it will be like to have a work diary or journal that is interior-design specific? Many of us have the odd notebook to take our site measurements, do quick sketches, doodle, or even illustrate some feature for prospective clients or employers. We almost all have that all-in-one book with information, ideas, goals, schedules, quick sketches and the lot, all over the pages in a not-so-organised manner.
 

If you run an interior design business, are new in the industry, or a veteran, you need some form of organising that goes beyond what a digital application can offer. And if you are an art fanatic that loves to draw, sketch, doodle, and/or colour interior design and décor illustrations, function-specific interior design bullet journals, diaries, sketchbooks and precise notebooks are good to have.

Interior Design Writing Journal and Sketchbook with Adult Coloring Pages” is an interior design writing journal, a planner, an organizer, sketchbook, and adult colouring book all rolled into one. It is laid out in a fabulously organised way, is attractive, interior-design specific, and is ideal for use by, design enthusiasts and others in the creative arts profession.

This interior design/ adult colouring notebook serves six main functions and contains space for every task a designer needs to get done.

Sketching

Taking notes

Adult colouring

Doodling

Task planning

Organising and storing


You can jot down ideas, setting reminders, list vendors, and project details, and also write down goals you wish to accomplish.

And if you are not a designer but have design-oriented friends and family members that love anything home décor this 180+ page book is the perfect gift idea.


Other interior design books 
Important Business Tools for Professional Interior Designers
Interior Design Project Manager: Services. Challenges. Issues. Solutions.
An Interior Designer’s Visual Diary and Sketchbook
Niche-Specific Interior Design Career Opportunities



Business Tools for Interior Design Professionals

Professional interior designers, beginner designers, and students of interior design require some basic tools to work efficiently and successfully, and while the needs of the veterans in the industry may differ from what an interior student may require, there are still some basic tools that both the experts, the novices and others who fall in-between need to have in their arsenal of business implements.

 
 
So, what exactly does an interior designer use as tools of the trade, and which of them are more useful to all, than others? 
 
A career as an interior designer goes beyond being creative, having the skills to design interiors and anything related, having a great taste, and sharp eyes for detail. In a wider view, there is the business side to it. This involves everything from managing, planning, and organising, to allocating duties, and creating work and time schedules, which is generally about managing projects.

And yet, there are other tasks like materials procurement, project management, site supervision, and market analysis. Generally speaking, this is the hard part of interior design.

So, if you run an interior design outfit, how do you implement’ all these tasks successfully and in a profitable manner, especially if you work on your own or with just a couple of assistants?

This handbook “Important Business Tools for Professional Interior Designers” tells you about interior design essentials and how to work faster and smarter for a better advantage over your competitors. In this book, you will discover some of the most vital tools and implements you may need as a professional in the industry.

From the utilisation of business templates and contract documentation to digital cameras, charts, and swatches, find out what makes some designers mode of operations superior to that of their professional counterparts.

If you presently run an interior design firm, are just starting out, or, if you are a student of interior design, equip yourself with the must-have interior design-specific tools that will help you run your business hassle-free and in an organised and professional manner. With the right collection, you will find that executing projects successfully will earn you satisfied customers.

Remember, the profitability and sustainability of your business brand are key.


Further reading:

Interior Design Writing Journal and Sketchbook with Adult Coloring Pages

Important Clauses to Add to An Interior Design Contract Agreement

How Do Interior Designers Charge their Clients for Design Services?

What Is the Difference Between Interior Design and Interior Architecture?

Niche-Specific Interior Design Career Opportunities

Interior Design Project Manager: Services. Challenges. Issues. Solutions.



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Do you know that as an interior designer, you can work as an interior design project manager? If you are less inclined to the creative aspect of interior design but still wish to be a part of the industry, have you ever considered project management services?

If you feel clients do not need the services of an interior design project manager to manage their projects, then you are mistaken. Many clients, especially the corporate ones, don’t have the time to oversee their complex or not-so-complex design projects and although some may leave it totally in the hands of the interior designer that created the concept and did the design works (and hope for the best); when it comes to managing a complex project, it is best to employ the services of an independent management team.

Not all interior design projects require project management services. For instance, smaller projects like interior upgrades – kitchens, bathrooms, storage solutions, minor renovations, etc..., may not require the services of an independent project manager, but larger and more-complex building and interior construction tasks do. Such complex tasks that are majorly commercial projects include (but is not limited to) the following:


Real estate and property developers – Major stakeholders in the building industry who acquire land for residential or commercial development, plan and manage the construction process, and the selling or leasing of properties to end-buyers.

Architects and engineers – While an architect focuses more on the art and design of a building, an engineer focuses more on the technical and structural aspect of construction.

Construction industry – In the interior design category of the construction sector, interior construction, renovations, alterations, restorations and building repairs are some of the areas that require project management services.

Clients with large or complex interior design projects – These are mainly commercial design projects. Examples include designs of restaurants, bars, shopping malls, hotels, motels, etc...

Building contractors – They are general contractors mainly responsible for erecting a structure/building project within a budget and on time. Building contractors can be involved in anything from remodelling a residential building to building a new structure from scratch.


Project Management Requires a Variety of Skills


Project management is not necessarily an easy and straightforward task though. It requires a variety of skills which only a professional can offer. But the good thing is that if you are a professional interior designer, it is more than likely that you have these skills because you are already familiar with the ‘terrain’ of the profession which includes responsibilities like defining the scope of works, planning, budgeting, organizing, accounting, team management, procurements, workers safety which includes their health, and welfare requirements.

An interior design project manager must not only satisfy all client needs, he or she must also create a comfortable and conducive environment for those who will occupy the interior space after all works are completed.

So, what are the major challenges and problems faced by an interior design project manager, how can such difficulties be avoided, and if they do, how do you solve them? This interior design handbook – Interior Design Project Manager: Challenges, Solutions, and Golden Ruleswill instruct you on how to overcome the challenges of interior design project management and how to avoid failures caused by unclear plans and objectives”.



Related Posts and Books on Interior Design Business

Important Business Tools for Professional Interior Designers

Important Clauses to Add to An Interior Design Contract Agreement

How Do Interior Designers Bill their Clients for Design Services?

What Is the Difference Between Interior Design and Interior Architecture?

Niche-Specific Interior Design Career Opportunities