Advanced Modules

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Business, Branding, Marketing & Social Media for Interior Designers

Are you dreaming about starting your own interior design business? Or perhaps you’re doing a few side-jobs in your free time hoping to start a design business full-time. Maybe you’ve just started your design business but need a bit of a boost to take it to the next level. Wherever you are in the process of starting your own design business, this Advanced Module is for you!

At IDI we believe every successful business needs to start with a consistent and unique brand identity. Branding, marketing and social media is tricky business, so we want to equip your brand with a visual personality that will get it noticed. This Advanced Module can help you make sense of it all, and assist in creating an online personality.

Cost £125.00

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  • About The Authors

    Starting Your Own Business

    Business Plan

    Executive Summary

    Your Business Overview

    Business Environment And Competition

    Sales And Marketing

    Financial Plan

    Setting Up Your Business

    Business Structure

    Business And Domain Names

    Branding

    Developing An Aesthetic

    Branding My Business - Where Do I Begin?

    Planning Your Website

    Home Page

    About Page

    Portfolio Page

    Services Page

    Press Page

    Contact Page

    Shop

  • Blog

    Content Creation For Your Website & Blog

    Writing - Message, Style, Grammar And Tone

    Formatting

    #Idistudent Website Examples

    Social Media

    Your Personal Brand

    Creating Your Overall ‘Look’

    Choosing The Right Platforms

    Instagram

    Pinterest

    Facebook

    Tumblr

    Snapchat

    Youtube

    Houzz

    Integrating Social Media On Your Website

    Social Media Marketing

    The Importance Of Scheduling & Planning

    Monitoring And Momentum

    Brainstorming And Streamlining

    Engage Your Audience

  • Collaborating With Other Brands

    Media Kit

    Traditional Marketing

    Why Should I Use Different Types Of Marketing?

    What Are The Different Types Of Marketing?

    Advertising And Direct Mail

    Events

    Business Cards

    Cross Promotion And Referrals

    Increasing Visibility

    Keywords

    Page Titles

    Metadata

    Links

    E-Marketing

    What Is E-Marketing?

    Money Matters And Financial Health

    How Much Will I Charge?

    Will I Need An Office, Staff, And What Equipment?

    Financial Health - How Do I Know If My Business Is A Success?

Home Staging & Property Styling

Get ahead of your competition and offer another element to your Interior Design services!

The Advanced Module in Home Staging & Property Styling will equip you with the tools and tips to become a successful property stylist!

In this comprehensive module, you will learn how to design & re-invent any property to allure the right target market and succeed in settling for a premium property price.

The module covers all aspects of home staging and styling including, trends, suppliers, furniture rentals, photography, minor & major repairs, networking, marketing & useful resources.

Become confident in designing the right colour schemes and furniture placement to suit any style of property and capture the lifestyle of the prospective buyer’s desire!

Cost £125.00

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  • Introduction to Home Staging & Property Styling

    A Brief History of Style

    Styling a Home for Sale

    Styling to Sell a Home on a Budget

    Results

  • 14 Reasons Why and How Home Staging Works

    Staging Areas of the Home

    The Services of a Home Stylist

    Top 10 Tips for Home Staging

    Self-Promotion

  • The One Day Stylist

    Photography

    Lighting

    Useful Global Resources

    Stylist Sourcebook

Kitchen & Bathroom Design

Get access to all of the insider secrets and expert advice on how to design impeccable kitchens and bathrooms!

The Advanced Module in Kitchen & Bathroom Design will explore the professional world of designing innovative, functional and phenomenal kitchens and bathrooms, giving you the edge on this competitive industry.

This all-inclusive module also explores ergonomic and economic design solutions to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to be able to design for any client, regardless of their personal requirements, taste and budget.

Everything from planning, fittings and finishes through to materials, current trends and expert tips is covered in this amazing Advanced Module.

Gain all the important know-how on applying your creative genius to designing beautiful and functional kitchens and bathrooms.

Cost £125.00

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  • Introduction to Kitchen & Bathroom Design

    Residential Kitchen Design

    Kitchen Planning

    Selecting Kitchen Units

    Selecting Basic Units

    Selecting Storage Options

    Selecting Doors

    Selecting Handles

    Types of Kitchen Cabinet Door Finishes

    Selecting Materials & Finishes for Cabinets

    Selecting Countertop Materials

    Selecting Splashback Materials

  • Selecting Flooring

    Selecting a Kitchen Sink

    Selecting Kitchen Taps

    Selecting a Refrigerator

    Selecting a Cooker

    Selecting a Hood

    Selecting a Dishwasher

    Selecting Kitchen Lighting

    Ergonomics

    Designer Profile

    Current Kitchen Trends

    Kitchen Mood Boards

  • Introduction to Bathroom Design

    Selecting a Bath

    Selecting a Shower

    Selecting a Bathroom Sink

    Selecting Bathroom Taps

    Selecting a Toilet

    Selecting Flooring

    Selecting Wall Coverings

    Selecting Bathroom Lights

    Current Bathroom Trends

    Bathroom Mood Boards

Commercial Design

Are you searching for a new challenge? Then why not take your Interior Design skills to the next level & get into Commercial Design!

Stay one step ahead and learn everything about retail & hospitality to office & exhibition design, whilst gaining valuable knowledge on how to operate a sustainable design practice.

Cost £125.00

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  • Introduction to Commercial Design

    Office Design

    Making Work a Pleasure

    Example of a Modern Office

    Hospitality Design

    Restaurant Design

  • Designed For Service

    Hotel Suite Design

    Retail Design

    Retail Therapy – Creating the Right Moves

    Design for the Disabled (Universal Design for all)

    Sustainable Design Practice

  • Guidelines for the Responsible Interior Designer

    Exhibition Design

    Trade Shows

    International Trade Exhibitions

    You as a Designer

    Concept Development

Setting Up Your Own Website

Create a professional & visually stunning website yourself!

Our Advanced Module will teach you how to set up & maintain your own website to attract your ideal clients & display your work.

The author, Jason Marty, has years of experience in web & graphic design, working with a huge range of high profile clients. Jason has shared his expertise in an easy to follow step-by-step guide to getting you & your work seen online.

Cost £125.00

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  • Introduction

    About the Author: Jason Marty

    Setting Up Your Own Website

    Understanding Domain Names

    What is a Domain Name?

    Why Does a Domain Name Have to be Registered?

    How Does a Domain Name Work?

    Understanding Hosting

    Registering Your Domain Name & Buying Hosting

    Scenario 1: You Require a Domain Name & Hosting

    Scenario 2: You Have a Domain Name & Require Hosting

    Scenario 3: You Already Have a Domain Name & Hosting

    Domain Name Delegation

  • Installing WordPress

    Download WordPress

    Uploading WordPress to Your Server via FTP

    Setting up the Database

    Completing the WordPress Installation

    Building Your Website - Part A

    Plan Your Website

    Prepare Your Content

    Build Your Website

    Building Your Website - Part A Check

    Building Your Website - Part B

    Prepare Your Content

    Build Your Website

  • Building Your Website - Part B Check

    WordPress Admin Reference

    The WordPress Admin Area

    Admin Toolbar

    Posts & Pages

    Post & Page Content Areas

    Media

    Appearance

    Plugins

    Users

    Tools

    Settings

AutoCAD for Interior Designers

Take your interior design skills to another level by learning AutoCAD - the industry leader for computer aided design.

In this easy to follow module, author Leigh Romanello will teach you all you need to know about AutoCAD.

From downloading the free student version, to designing beautiful, scaled floor plans...This Advanced Module has it all!

Cost £125.00

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  • About the Author: Leigh Romanello

    AutoCAD for Interior Designers

    Downloading AutoCAD

    Opening AutoCAD

    AutoCAD User Interface

    Drawing Commands

  • Modifying Commands

    Moving Around the Drawing Window

    Setting up the Drawing

    Developing the Plan

    Creating Professional Drawings

    Using Advanced Commands

  • Drawing Different Types of Lines

    Using AutoCAD for Measurements

    Dimensioning the Plan

    Printing and Plotting the Drawing

    Shortcuts

    Command Aliases