billing
trade tales
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May 20, 2022
For those in the industry, the value a designer brings to a project is never in question—but charging for it is a whole other story. Are your rates too low? And how often should you be upping them? We asked four industry pros—Judy Pickett, Mimi Meacham, Nina Grauer and Billie Theraldson—how often they reassess their design fees.
trade tales
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April 29, 2022
Whether you charge a fee or bill hourly, there’s a less-talked-about expense that definitely cuts into a designer’s workflow: travel time. We asked five industry pros—Veronica Solomon, Mindy O’Connor, Anelle Gandelman, Alicia Cheung Lichtenstein and Dennese G. Rojas—how they charge for time spent on the road.
magazine
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May 26, 2021
Great design ideas can come while driving, in the shower, or even in a dream. But how do you put a dream on an invoice? We asked designers how they define, quantify—and bill for—their design time.
podcast
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March 17, 2021
On this episode of BOH’s new podcast, Trade Tales, Menlo Park, California–based interior designer Amanda Teal shares how a growing firm—and a loss of passion for her day-to-day role in it—inspired her to completely restructure her firm.
magazine
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February 17, 2021
How do you shepherd a client from initial contact to signed contract? We asked seven designers about the journey to the dotted line—including the age-old debate of whether to charge for the first consultation.