ASID-WI Holiday Party - This Thursday!
Online registration has closed, but you can still join us - pay at the door with cash or check.

Come and join us for a night of fun and good cheer! On December 11th, designers and industry partners from all over the state will be gathering to celebrate, socialize and appreciate one another during the most festive time of year!

This year's venue will not disappoint. As the name suggests, Red Star Cocktail Club is known for its cocktails and the ambiance - think of a speakeasy feel with modern touches. 

Event Details:

December 11th, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 Members & Student Members*
$15 Non-Members*
Free for ASID-WI Chapter Sponsors* 
*Appetizers and 1 free signature drink are included!

Red Star Cocktail Club
1758 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(above Trocadero)

UW-Madison Interior Architecture Portfolio Showcase

Attend the UW-Madison Portfolio Showcase of Interior Architecture, sponsored by the senior class of Interior Architecture students in the School of Human Ecology. Details are below. View the full invitation here >

December 12, 2014
5 to 7 PM

School of Human Ecology
Ruth Davis Design Gallery
1300 Linden Drive, Madison
Parking available under School of Human Ecology, Union South, Lot 20, and Lot 26

Welcome by Dean Shim at 5:30 PM
Refreshments & hors d’oeurves to be served
Interested in Getting Involved? Then Save These Dates!

Thought about volunteering, but not sure how to get started, what you'd do or how much time it takes?

Join us for happy hour and get those questions answered! We've planned a informal get together where Board Members and Committee Chairs will be available to chat and answer questions about ongoing or one-time volunteer opportunities.  

No matter how limited your time, we can put it (and your skills) to good use! What you get in return is networking, fun, friendships and an opportunity to make your mark on our chapter. Start by marking your calendar...

Milwaukee - Tues., Jan. 6th, 5:30-7:30 - Location TBA
Madison - Thurs., Feb. 5th, 5:30-7:30 - Location TBA



ASID Design Award Submission Deadline DECEMBER 19th

The 39th Annual Design Excellence Awards Gala is fast approaching and time is running out to submit your project!  

Why should you submit?

1. It is FREE and easy to enter student projects
2. An ASID WI award is an amazing addition to any resume...go for it!
3. Enter projects from any time frame within your school's interior design program
4. The chance to be recognized for your work in front of peers and WI professional designers
5. You are talented! Show us.

Submittals for students are due December 19, 2014. All entries will be submitted electronically.


Please contact Roxann Bentfield, ASID at 262-955-6212 or at with any questions.
Purging Materials or Discontinued Items? Give them a 2nd Life! 
Donate to the ASID-WI Recycling Event

Our first ever ASID WI recycling event was such a success, that we have begun planning the next!  The 2015 dates are Friday & Saturday, August 28 & 29.  

Collection starts in February. Hold on to your materials because this won’t be a success without you!  

We collected over 10,000 pounds this past year on short notice. There is no reason we shouldn’t be able to double those materials this year and give them a second life, but we need your help!

Anxious to get rid of materials? Looking to Volunteer? Contact Kelsey:

Job Opportunities

Interior Designer - Flad Architects
Click here for information and to apply.

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 Madison showroom and one position open in our Milwaukee/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

Sales Professional - Office Furniture Resources (OFR)
Dynamic sales position! Ideal for the recent design graduate who wants to start their career.

Office Furniture Resources (OFR) is currently hiring for the full time position of a sales professional.  We are looking for a passionate sales representative to join our team and be a key contributor to our market expansion in Milwaukee. This individual’s main focus will be creating and maintaining relationships with prospects and existing clients, as well as partners in the industries of commercial real estate, architecture, design and facilities.

With the right attitude and execution, our trained sales rep will enjoy unlimited income potential and business growth. Contact Tammy Ellison at or 414-353-9725 for more information.

Architectural Sales Representative – Interior Finish Products - Childcrest Tile & Stone
Childcrest Tile & Stone is seeking an Interior Finish Sales Professional.  This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for interior design with the drive to sell. You will work with the top Architects and Designers in the Milwaukee and surrounding area.  RBC Tile & Stone is a market leader and highly respected distributor in the tile and stone industry that covers the major markets of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis.  The company has been in business for over 50 years.  You will be working with the finest products in the industry, quality people and a customer service staff known as the best in the business.  

Please send resume to and visit our website 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

Studio Account Executive - Design Within Reach
The Design Within Reach Milwaukee Studio is currently looking for a full time Studio Account Executive.  The Studio Account Executive is responsible for generating sales and providing exceptional service to all customers consistent with the Design Within Reach mission.   If you are a talented sales person with experience and passion for design, please send your resume to

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,


Thank you to this week's Gold Sponsor:




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


January 8th - ASID-WI Board Meeting - Location TBD

March 6th - WI Interior Design Student Career Day - Madison, WI

March 12th - Design Excellence Award Gala - Milwaukee, WI


Wisconsin Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
March 11−13, 2015 │ Wisconsin Dells
Residential building and remodeling conference
The economy is recovering, more people are remodeling or building new homes, technology is evolving rapidly and laws are changing. The conference provides a central hub where builders, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and the industry can find out what they need to know to stay current and ahead of trends. Learn more and register today.


For a full listing of webinars provided by ASID, go to

ASID | Education Online
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