Welcome!

News Feed Item

Interior Design Industry Poised For Rebound During 2014

DENVER, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Design Success University's 2014 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey revealed that interior designers expect the industry to grow during the next twelve months. The free eBook is available for immediate download.

Yet, the median income for interior designers was $40,000 in 2013 which was 20% below the US Median Income. In spite of the dismal earnings of interior designers, DSU's Chief Vision Officer, Gail Doby, ASID, said that designers are optimistic about 2014, but they are still dissatisfied with their results. 

  • 92.9% enjoy the work of being an interior designer.
  • 80.3% enjoy the work of being a business owner.
  • 67.8% are satisfied with their level of success which is up significantly from 20% in 2012.
  • 38.6% want more time off in 2014.
  • 58.3% are dissatisfied with their income – for good reason.

New data revealed in the 2014 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook shows 10 key strategies that celebrity and high-earning designers use to market their businesses, achieve success and earn six figure incomes. That's why the new survey eBook filled with strategies to improve business results is so unique.

Gail Doby, Co-founder of Design Success University said, "56.5% of interior designers earned less than $45,000. Discovering new strategies that financially successful designers use to earn six-figure+ incomes can transform how other designers approach their businesses to achieve higher incomes and more satisfaction with their careers. Interior designers can 'peek behind the curtain' to discover the reasons why celebrity and high-earning designers have been so successful.  This book is the first step a designer should take to change their results – and it is free."

Hundreds of designers from 31 countries participated in the survey.  Download a copy of the 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook now.

"Is there a more important and relevant resource for interior design professionals than Design Success University's 2014 Fee and Salary E-book? Not that I know of. This is absolutely, positively the best information available on what designers earn and charge. I can't recommend it highly enough," said Fred Berns, Business by Design.

"It is absolutely something every designer in this industry should read! As a principal interior designer, it is imperative to navigate your business successfully. This becomes especially challenging when the business environment is changing. Understanding emerging client needs and expectations as well as what is working and not working for other design firms is pivotal to making advantageous decisions for your firm. Design Success University continues year after year to provide Interior Designers with one of the most valuable eBooks in our industry, the Interior Design Fee and Salary Survey," said Debbie Green, President, Minutes Matter Solutions, Inc.

"Design Success University's annual survey eBooks have proven to be a necessary reference tool for designers who have strong business goals and are eager to capture their share of the business of design. As an affiliate for several years now, I can report "first hand" the growing popularity and demand for DSU's dedicated coaching skills and their genuine concern for designers' success. You're connected to a winning team when you connect with Design Success University," said Alice Krueser-Lowe, Founder, Art & Design Matters.

"Thank you Gail for your wonderful Designer Survey book for 2014. I have written down 3 pages of notes of activities I want to start doing for my business this year. It's a wonderful resource," said Tawna Allred, Interior Designer.

About Design Success University

DSU mentors over 14,000 designers in 67 countries to grow their profits and visibility.  This virtual continuing education resource for interior designers founded by Gail Doby, ASID, DSA, IDS and Erin Weir coaches and teaches by teleseminar and webinar.   

Doby's experience includes sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company after graduating with a Finance & Banking degree, commercial floor covering sales management, facilities management and design for a subsidiary of American Airlines, an Interior Design degree and over 20 years running a mid-sized interior design business.  Doby shows interior designers how to apply practical, cutting-edge marketing and business strategies and skills to succeed in business.  

Weir, Co-founder & Strategic Vision Manager, brings her interior design degree, client service and strong technical skills to DSU's clients. 

For more information, please go to:

http://www.DesignSuccessU.com
http://www.Facebook.com/DesignSuccessUniversity
http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/GailDoby
http://www.Twitter.com/GailDoby
http://www.YouTube.com/GailDoby 

Read more news from Design Success University.

SOURCE Design Success University

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StorageCraft Technology Corp, a global leader in backup and disaster, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops in addition to powerful data analytics.
MongoDB Atlas leverages VPC peering for AWS, a service that allows multiple VPC networks to interact. This includes VPCs that belong to other AWS account holders. By performing cross account VPC peering, users ensure networks that host and communicate their data are secure. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jay Gordon, a Developer Advocate at MongoDB, will explain how to properly architect your VPC using existing AWS tools and then peer with your MongoDB Atlas cluster. He'll discuss the secur...
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldw...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Auditwerx will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Auditwerx specializes in SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 attestation services throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a division of Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI), one of the top 20 largest CPA firms nationally, you can expect the resources, skills, and experience of a much larger firm combined with the accessibility and attent...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...