Illinois Authors

The Illinois Center for the Book banner

Cindy Coleman

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Coleman lives and works in Chicago.

Biography: With over 20 years in the design industry, Cindy Coleman has achieved a diverse range of experiences in interior architecture from project designer for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and ISD Incorporated in Chicago and in industrial design developing, manufacturing and marketing her own company, Align Incorporated. In 1998 Cindy Coleman and Neil Frankel established the independent studio Frankel + Coleman focusing on architecture, design and journalism. In 1994 Ms. Coleman initiated her role in design journalism by becoming Executive Editor of ''Perspective'' magazine, published by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Currently, Coleman is a Contributing Editor of ''Interior Design'' magazine and The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architect (CCAIA) journal, ''Chicago Architect''. Aside from her current position as Assistant Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, Coleman is also Project Coordinator for the collaboration between the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the City of Chicago to build public awareness of the benefits of a sustainable community.Along with the books written below, Coleman also edited the book, ''Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Cindy Coleman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Interior design practice
ISBN: 9781581157406 OCLC: 733965448

Allworth Press : New York : 2010.

An impressive book that not only frames interior design in its valuable historic context, but achieves the higher goal of validating a critically important profession. A timely and thorough examination of the process and business of interior design, and ... an essential read for practitioners and educators alike.--Jon Otis, professor of interior design, Pratt Institute, principal, Object Inc. This compilation of essays is a well-thought-out foundation of knowledge for understanding, establishing, and managing a well-run interior design practice, a must-read for anyone interested in setting out to improve the human condition through the design of strategically focused interior environments.-Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC, President, CAMA, Inc., author of Evidence-Based Healthcare Design Interior Design Practice is relevant for both emerging and practicing interior designers ... Cindy's and the other designers' vision, professionalism, and design insight will elevate the interior design industry, and this will be regarded as the go-to book for the continuing education of interior design.-Nila Leiserowitz, FASID, IIDA, AIA Associate, Managing Director, Gensler, Los Angeles Interior Design Practice provides experienced and beginning professionals with a perspective that is as broad as it is deep, encompassing global professional practice and the firsthand experiences of design firms large and small. Authored by nineteen leading designers and professionals, the book covers the work process, ranging from pre-design, programming, and design development to contract administration, and provides a thorough explanation of management issues in marketing, project management, and client relationships. Interior Design Practice, edited by twenty-year design veteran Cindy Coleman, offers a comprehensive look at current changes in the design industry and also suggests new ways of thinking and working that are sure to motivate seasoned professionals as well as the next generation of designers.--Jacket.

The designer's guide to doing research :
ISBN: 9781118103807 OCLC: 774290396

John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J. : 2012.

Organized to follow the workflow of an architect or interior designer, this book introduces tools for busy practitioners to find and apply research for their design projects. Tools for planning, executing, and ultilizing research are presented in an easily followed format along with case studies, sources, and applications. While other books on design research are written by PhD-level researchers for an academic setting, this book offers an accessible format specifically for practitioners.

The designer's guide to doing research :
ISBN: 0470601736 OCLC: 707842681

John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J. : 2012.