Last Chance to Register for Madison Design Community Kick Off Event
TOMORROW - Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 pm - ?

Winnebago Studios
2046 Winnebago St, Studio H
Madison, WI 53704
(Entry to the studios is at the back of the building.)

The ASID Wisconsin Madison Design Community is kicking off and wants you to join us at a social gathering. Please bring yourself and others from the broader design community. We want to connect and gain opportunities to become a more enriched design community.

We will be exploring novelty photographic tintypes with the chance to win one of two sittings with Eric Baillies, a local photographer. Food, beverages, music and demonstrations will be provided.  

Please RSVP by end of today to  

A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century and it has been revived as a novelty in the 21st.
REGREEN Implementation Workshop is Fast Approaching! Sign Up today.

Thurs. April 2, 2015
8 am – 6 pm
American Club in Kohler, WI

REGREEN is a residential remodeling program created by ASID and USGBC. This day-long event will focus and build on the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines, employing faculty-led instruction and team charrettes to prepare designers to identify, evaluate, and implement strategies to challenges design professionals routinely encounter. REGREEN is also appropriate for hospitality design and
historic renovations.
The workshop is the capstone course in the REGREEN Trained™ certificate program and offers 0.8 HSW CEU (IDCEC). The workshop is taught by veteran interior designer Sandy Gordon, MFA, FASID, LEED AP, an award-winning designer experienced in creating sustainable built environments for retail, corporate, hospitality, and residential clients.

Click here to register.
Click here to view the workshop schedule.

Student Discounts available during registration. Includes breakfast, lunch, and Snacks. Kohler will have their showroom open for a reception and viewing after.

The American Club is also offering hotel rooms for $195.00 night for ASID members or guest attending who would like to stay over or make a weekend of it at this historic hotel. Call the American Club directly for reservations.

If you need to car pool, contact Lissa Rolenc at and she will find groups that can team up for the drive in your area of the state.
ASID Design Excellence Awards Recap

The 39th Annual ASID Design Excellence Awards Event was once again a great success. The projects and professionals shined among the white touches at the event, ranging from the presentation, attendee clothing to décor.  

Great interior design was truly celebrated with 31 design awards given across 16 categories of work and with two Platinum Awards presented, which is the highest honor bestowed and reserved only those projects that are the most outstanding across all award categories.

The Platinum winners were Ariel Steuer/The Kubala Washatko Architects, for the Creek Residence & Erica Plouff/Bray Architects for Northside Elementary School.

See these and all the other award-winning projects on our site >

Have photos from the event you’d like to share? Send to Heather Westgor, or post them on the social media platform of your choice and we’ll check them out! #WIWhiteParty #asidwi

ASID Foundation & Student Scholarship Fundraiser - Casino Night
Thursday, April 30, 2015

W222 N630 Cheaney Road
Waukesha, WI 53186

Take a gamble and plan to attend this first annual fundraiser event. Try your luck at a variety of casino games knowing that all funds raised at this event will go to support the student scholarship program and the ASID foundation. Mark your calendar. More details to come.

The Art Institute of Wisconsin’s Portfolio Show
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12 – 3 pm

The Italian Conference Center
631 East Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Are you looking to hire creative thinkers with hands-on skills? Our graduates might be just what you're after, and you'll have a chance to meet them and see their best work at our upcoming Portfolio Show.

The Portfolio Show will take place in the Ballroom located behind the Galleria. Complimentary parking is available in the lot south of the building. Enter the building through the entrance off of the parking lot.

Please click here to RSVP.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Leineweber | Career Services Advisor | | 866.842.0044

Showing graduate portfolios from:  DESIGN • MEDIA ARTS • FASHION • CULINARY

Join In - Milwaukee River - Lincoln Creek Cleanup
Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 am - Noon
Location:    Eastbrook Church West Parking Lot

The Sustainability Committee will be at the Milwaukee River - Lincoln Creek location. Please feel free to join us or select the location that works best for you. Please come prepared with a signed liability waiver which can be found on the Milwaukee River Keeper Website and dress for the weather.

**Lincoln Creek – Meet in the green space lot at the corner of Green Bay Ave and Lawn Street on the east side of Green Bay Avenue across from Eastbrook Church at 5385 N. Green Bay Ave

We provide the bags, gloves, and FREE T-SHIRTS and YOU provide the hands and energy to pick up trash, litter, and the interesting and sometimes bizarre pieces of garbage that find their way into our beautiful river system. Grab a garbage bag and let's clean some river!

If you choose to participate at a different location, please take pictures and send them to The committee would like to keep track of all those who participate.

Use Your Talents To Give Back to Your Community!
Call for Interior Designer Volunteers

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID is putting out the call to designers for a volunteer opportunity in the Madison Area. The Rape Crisis Center of Dane County is seeking interior designers to provide pro bono design inspiration and concepts for the Center’s Family Room.  

The Family Room is the core of the Center – acting as the liaison between victims, their families and law enforcement.  This is a great opportunity to get involved with a community organization doing important work – you can give of your time and expertise to truly make a difference!  

If you are interested, please contact for more details.

ASID WI Sends Volunteer of the Year, Margaret Nedow, Allied ASID, to Design to Lead Summit!

At last year's Annual Meeting, we were pleased to award Margaret Nedow, Allied ASID with our Chapter's Volunteer of the Year Award.  Since the start of her professional career, Margaret has been a Chapter champion promoting upcoming events and recruiting new members.  Bringing a positive attitude and “can do” determination, she has volunteered on not only the Holiday Planning Committee but also the Sponsorship Committee in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In addition, she is involved in several Membership Committees including the Emerging Professionals Committee.  

In October of 2014, Margaret took charge of the Chapter's Sponsorship Committee - a very important task in that sponsorship is key to our Chapter's success.  She demonstrates great leadership and a willingness to plan events in the best interest of the Chapter.  

It is with great pride that as a Chapter we are sending Margaret to the Design to Lead Summit this April in Washington, D.C.  This summit focuses on emerging leaders within ASID.  Thank you, Margaret, for your dedication to the Chapter!  You truly are a rising star!

Announcing the ASID CEU Race – A Chapter Competition

ASID practitioner members are required to fulfill the two-year 1.0 CEU credit (10 hours) requirement by the end of 2015. To help spread awareness around this membership requirement, ASID is introducing a brand new opportunity for chapters to stay engaged and earn prize money – A CEU Race.

The Chapter CEU Race begins now and will end on October 31, 2015 and the goal is to get as much of the membership to fulfill their CEU requirement by Oct. 31st as possible.

The chapter with the highest membership percentage to reach CEU compliance by October 31 will win $1000! And to sweeten the deal, if the percentage compliance of the winning chapter reaches over 85%, then the grand prize increases to $1500. This money will go back into a future program or programs for our chapter, so this is truly a win-win.

We are hard at work to give you as many opportunities as possible to fulfill your credits before this deadline, with the goal to make it easy for you and give us the fund to fuel another future CEU event.

Celebrating 40 Years of ASID...AND YOU!
As the American Society of Interior Designers turns 40 this year, the Wisconsin Chapter is also celebrating our experienced and accomplished members age 40 and over.  You’ve heard of the “Top 5 Under 5” – well… we also want to cheer on our “Top 40 Over 40”!  We will feature one or more of our well-versed members in the weekly email blast over the course of 2015, culminating at our Annual Chapter Meeting.

If you know of an awesome member over 40 that you would like to congratulate, commend and celebrate, please let us know!  And if you are over 40, feel free to submit your own information as well…

Please contact Kim Krechel, IP Representative of Bolyu Carpet - - for a fun and easy submittal form.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!


SMPS Wisconsin Chapter - What it Takes to Win – Industry Awards Panel
April 30, 2015

Join us to hear from panelists representing awards programs from ENR, The Business Journal, ASID, ACEC and The Daily Reporter. Panelists will share their insights on what it takes to develop an award-winning submission for your firm’s best projects. Learn first-hand information about:
  • The types of awards submissions available for your firm
  • The process of judging and determining award-winning projects
  • Samples of award-winners and what makes a winner
Mueller Communications will also discuss how to maximize the publicity of winning awards as part of your firm’s overall communications strategy.

7:45 a.m. Check-in and networking
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and program

Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies  (different location than the main campus)
2140 Davidson Road, Waukesha, WI 53186

$45 for SMPS Wisconsin Members / $70 for non-members

Special Registration Offer!
Members of ACEC, ASID and AGC may register at the SMPS Member rate for this program (member number required).

REGISTER TODAY!  Registration closes end of day Tuesday, April 28.
Job Opportunities

Interior Designer - Duet Resource Group
Duet Resource Group is seeking a highly motivated interior designer to join our team and work out of our downtown Milwaukee Duet Design Center. The ideal candidate will possess a 2 or 4-year degree in Interior Design with 1 + years of related experience. This can be a full or part time position with a flexible schedule.  Proficiency in AutoCAD and related technology is required. Click here to read more.

Interior Designer - Deep River Partners, Ltd.
Deep River Partners, Ltd., a leading residential Architectural and Interior Design firm, is looking for an Interior Designer to join our award winning team. The ideal candidate has a degree in interior design and a minimum of 3 years’ experience.  Click here for more information.

Product Administrator and Client Service Representative - Deep River Partners, Ltd.
Deep River Partners, Ltd., a premiere residential interior design firm, is looking for a motivated individual with a minimum of 4 years of experience to join our award winning team as a Product Administrator and Client Service Representative. Our collaborative studio culture encourages personal and professional growth and provides opportunities to work in the high end single family residential market.  Click here for more information.

Interior Designer - Briohn Design Group, LLC
Description:  A creative interior design professional who works closely with the client and project team to determine how interior spaces will function, look, and be furnished while demonstrating an interesting and refined design aesthetic. Click here for more details.

Interior Designer - Rinka Chung Architecture
Rinka Chung Architecture is looking for talented interior design candidates looking to propel their career to the next level working on some of the most exciting projects in the region.  A well-qualified candidate should have 4 plus years of experience with an interior design degree from an accredited college, and possess exceptional design and communication skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, a positive attitude, a desire to take on advanced responsibilities, and work well with other talented professionals in a high energy/high design boutique firm environment.  Rinka Chung Architecture is a full-service award-winning firm existing to serve progressive and visionary clients through our commitment to delivering inspiring design solutions that are both aesthetically elegant and functionally efficient.  Drawing from diverse design and technical backgrounds, our passion is taking complex problems and creating simple yet creative solutions.  We place the highest value on people and relationships, demonstrated by the high impact projects we take on and the people centric designs we create.  Please send resume and work samples to Katie Rinka,

Interior Designer – Central / N Wisconsin

Collaborate with design build team to understand overall client vision, scope of work and budget for each project. Execute on this understanding in the scope of work, programming, schematic design, design development and construction documents that represent the Interior Design portion of the project.  Click here for more information.

Part-Time Interior Design Instructor - Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College has an immediate opening for a part time Interior Design Instructor.  MATC is looking for an interior design professional who is proficient in AutoCAD and SketchUp, and well-versed in Commercial Planning Codes.  Revit and Illustrator are a plus, but not required.  For more information, please contact Mary Walgren (

Interior Design Job Opening - Peabody's Interiors
Peabody’s Interiors is a full-service interior design firm with a luxury home furnishings showroom that has been in business for over 40 years.  We are looking to hire an experienced interior designer with a focus on residential interiors for a full-time position.
Position Requirements:

  • Possess thorough knowledge of high-end furniture lines and material specifications available through Peabody’s resources and the resources at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and beyond
  • Ability to develop, communicate and present design concepts
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and one time
  • Plan and estimate budgets for projects
  • Choose color pallettes
  • Window treatment design
  • Space planning
  • Experience working with architects and builders
  • Ability to read blue prints
  • Drafting and or CAD skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive with excellent follow-through and initiative
  • Computer skills in include Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Organization and Project Management Skills
  • Creativity
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years Interior Design experience

Email resume and cover letter to

Interior Designer/Retail Sales – FLOOR360
We are looking for someone who loves design and has a passion to use their skills in interior design and sales to create beautiful spaces for our customers.  The FLOOR360 difference is our love for design.  Everything we do is about finding inspiring solutions for our customers.  Use your proven sales experience to surpass your earning potential.   If you have a talent for building great relationships with customers, finding the best product mix for their budget and lifestyle, working with a quality team of fellow designers, then FLOOR360 is the place for you! We currently have one position open in our Delafield showroom! Retail hours include three Saturdays per month. We look forward to finding talented new team members soon! It could be you! Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Dana at

Interior Design and Sales - Warren Barnett
Ideal candidate will have background in Interior Design and sales. 

Work with clients to design or renovate spaces to meet their standards.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Cultivate in-store traffic into in-home appointments.
  • Home appointments.
  • Measure rooms to see existing color, pattern, style etc.
  • Make presentations in our store of drawn to scale floor plans, furniture fabrics and accessories.
  • Enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces
  • Select samples, including flooring, carpet, and paint to be approved by client.
  • Choose color palettes.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Plan and estimate budgets for projects.
  • Draw up floor plans and sketches.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create drawings.
  • Arrange furniture.
  • Follow up with client to ensure design specifications have been met

We sell Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Century, Lillian August, Hickory White, Thayer Coggin, Hancock and Moore, and Warren Barnett furniture brands, as well as the state's largest selection of decorative accessories.

Our store is located in Brookfield a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This is a unique opportunity, in that we have virtually no turnover of our Design staff.

Health insurance, dental, vision, and disability insurance. Liberal schedule. Employees purchase at cost. Great team culture.  262-790-1111

Part-time Freelance - Retailworks, Inc.
Wanted: Part-time Freelance [that could turn into part time or full time employment] AutoCAD draftsperson, SketchUp artist, and production support person for retail-based interior design firm. Must be quick, accurate, and efficient in producing sheet sets of construction documents using AutoCAD 2013 on a Mac operating system. Be able to understand and draw building floor plans, elevations, and details. Strong SketchUp skills are also a necessity. Must be able to draw three-dimensional models with creativity, finesse, and speed. Applicant may also be called upon to assist interior designers with other aspects of design production, including making phone calls, site visits, and general clerical tasks. Hours will vary considerably as projects come and go, from 8 hours a week all the way to 40 hours. Send resume and information to Lyn Falk at Retailworks, Inc. in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Commercial Sales Associate - Lexco Tile and Stone
Job Function: Sales ceramic tile
Entry level: No
Job Type: Full time
Location: Milwaukee Wi
Min Experience: 3-5 years  
Lexco has excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity. This position is responsible for establishing strong relationships with design professionals to market  Lexco products, to obtain Lexco specifications through targeted architectural / design firms.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Sam Lemieux,



Protect Your Business with an Insurance Program for Interior Designers
ASID and The Insurance Exchange Inc. have joined forces to offer the premier insurance program designed specifically for interior designers.

Visit to learn about better Insurance offerings for ASID members, which include:
  • New business owners insurance
  • Healthcare coverage for you and your employees
  • Disability insurance
  • Personal insurance for your home and auto


April 2nd - Re-Green Workshop - American Club - Kohler, WI

April 30th - New Student Scholarship & ASID Foundation Fundraiser - Casino Night - Waukesha, WI

May 21st - 3rd Annual "What’s Next?" Event - Milwaukee, WI


CHIMENTI STUDIOS of Milwaukee, WI Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Chimenti Studios has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Chimenti Studios was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.


FLOOR360 Nari "After Five" Event
FLOOR360 invites you to be inspired by our designers and our unique product offering as we host the Milwaukee NARI after 5 on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:30PM-7:00PM.
Please come enjoy appetizers, drinks & desserts as our designers and flooring experts showcase the latest flooring and tile style trends.  At the end of the event a drawing will be held for 4 Opening Day Brewers Tickets! Go Brewers!

FLOOR360 - Design is our Difference.   Located at 3700 Hillside Drive, Delafield.

Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology
Free, online introductory course on ‪Biomimicry‬ offered by MCAD‬. 4 weeks: March 23-April 20. Sign up here.


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