Congratulate the 2014 ‘Top 5 Under 5’ Award Recipients!  

We are pleased to announce the 2014 ‘Top 5 Under 5’ Awards recipients!  The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID is proud to recognize the achievements of its exceptional emerging professionals.  

This year’s recipients made outstanding contributions to either the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID, their place of employment, or to the overall advancement of the interior design profession.  

This year’s recipients are:

Contributions to the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID
Amy Wenger, Allied ASID
Michelle Mintzlaff, Allied ASID
Margaret Nedow, Allied ASID

Contributions to Nominee’s Business or Employer
Toni Robinson, Allied ASID

Contributions to the Advancement of the Interior Design Profession
Kelsey Holtz, Allied ASID

Rising Star Certificate
Gricelda Covarrubias, Allied ASID

Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Design Matters. Watch Now. Learn Why.

We KNOW design matters, but how do we articulate that to others - clients, friends, family and everyone else needing education on the concept? This is the mission of ASID, click here to see what Randy Fiser, ASID CEO, has to say.
Feed Your Soul 2014

Taking place Friday, November 7 at Flux Design, the 11th Annual Feed Your Soul features a silent art auction of 30 wooden bowls transformed into works of art and 30 additional pieces of original art. In addition to the silent auction, the event features music, raffle items, delicious appetizers and signature cocktails. Each year the event continues to grow with last year’s attendance of over 600 guests, including design professionals, business owners and artists. Since 2004, Feed Your Soul has raised over $365,000 for Feeding America, providing over 1.8 million meals to hungry children and families in eastern Wisconsin.

To get tickets or to sign up to create a bowl or donate artwork, click here.
ASID Design Excellence Awards - Photography Packages

It is time to start think about the 39th Annual ASID Design Excellence Awards. This year's awards submittal period will be from October 3 until November 23rd. With that date approaching quickly, the Awards Committee has again created 2 photography packages with Chris Duzynski Photography, LLC for ASID members. Please contact Chris if you are interested in using one of these packages.

Package # 1
$300 for 1 view interior or exterior, all inclusive.  Photography could include lighting if Chris deem necessary.  Client would receive one high-resolution and one screen-resolution file for their awards submission.

Package #2
$500 for 3 hours of my continuous time on-site (time cannot be sub-divided into small blocks of time totaling 3 hours). Chris can shoot as many views as requested all within the 3 hours of time.  Photography could include lighting if Chris deem necessary, taking into consideration the 3-hours of time.

For travel outside of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Ozaukee counties, add a flat $75 travel fee.  Beyond 80 miles from Milwaukee, add a flat $150 travel fee.
-Upon payment of my invoice, clients have unlimited use of any delivered files.  Terms are net-30. If remittance extends beyond 30 days, image usage is denied.

If you would like to view more people-centric imagery as well as video production, please visit

Chris Duzynski Photography, LLC

First Annual Sample Recycling Event a Success! Thank you to all participants!

On Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd, the ASID sustainability committee in coordination with The Green Design Center of Waukesha held the first annual sample recycling event to help find a home for un-used and un-wanted design materials. Donations of tile, carpet, laminate, wood, windows, wallpaper, binders, and so much more flooded in, totaling over 10,085 pounds! Friends, co-workers, community volunteers, and scores of teachers attended the event, thrilled by their finds. Raffle prizes included checker boards, a patchwork pillow, and mosaic tiles created from old samples. At the end of the event, 8,965 pounds of materials were diverted from the landfill, ready for a second life in community gardens, local clubs, and classrooms all across the state. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, attended, and spread the word. Hold onto those samples and stay tuned for next year’s event!


Be A Real World Design Week Mentor

We invite all potential mentors — especially ASID designers, educators and Industry Partner representatives — to participate in Real World Design Week (RWDW), Nov. 2 – 8, 2014.

Now in its seventh year, RWDW is one of our most popular programs. We always have more students than mentors, but we don't want to turn any students away from this rewarding experience. We need your help to meet our goal of matching every student with a practitioner!

Click here to create your mentor profile and sign up to provide a one-day shadow event for a student in your area.

Enter the 2014-2015 ASID Student Design Competition: TouchDown

Wouldn’t you love to demonstrate your design skills and have the chance to showcase your work to more than 24,000 ASID members plus the larger interior design community? Get your entry ready for the 12th Annual ASID Student Design Competition!

This year’s competition concept is designed to meet the mobile office needs of traveling professionals at the airport.

The winner will receive a cash award of $2,000, national recognition and the opportunity for his or her project to be displayed at a large industry event. ASID also will provide travel and a one-night stay for the winner to attend Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala, July 18, 2015, in Boston.

Submissions Open: Sept. 22, 2014
Deadline: Feb. 23, 2015 (No late submissions will be accepted.)

Entry Fee
$70 (includes a one-year ASID student membership for first-time members)
$40 for ASID student members

Download the full competition overview for more information and submission requirements.

Job Opportunities

Part-time Sales/Design Consultant - Lexco Tile and Stone
Lexco Tile and Stone, a division of Olympia Tile (USA), Inc. is currently seeking a part-time Sales/Design Consultant. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills to guide clients through the tile selection process. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the ability to multi- task in a fast paced environment, available to work 18-22 hours per week including Saturdays.

Qualified applicants will possess thorough and confident knowledge of classic and current design trends, material and installation ideas. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Previous experience in design, customer service, retail or sales is preferred but not necessary.

For consideration, please e-mail resume to

Designer/Sales Consultant - The Finial
The Finial, Wisconsin's largest & finest decorative hardware and plumbing showroom, is looking for a professional, highly motivated designer/sales consultant to join its sales team.

The individual will work closely with the general public, interior designers, building contractors, plumbers and architects to assist them with merchandise selections.  You must have strong attention to detail and be able to juggle multiple projects. Ability to read and work with blueprints is helpful.

This is a full-time position, working Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00, Wednesday 9:00-7:00.  Please fax (262-242-3423) or email ( your resume to Yvonne.

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

Interior Investments, LLC -  Sales Executive
Full time
Location: Madison, WI
Experience:  3-5 years minimum

Interior Investments, LLC an award winning Commercial Interiors dealership, has an excellent opportunity for a results driven, consultative sales executive in the Madison, WI market.  The position is to foster high level relationships within Strategic Corporate accounts and join a highly integrated vertical market sales team.  Please send resume and cover letter 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 Silver Sponsor:


Pay your ASID dues monthly!

All practitioner members, upon joining ASID or when renewing, have the option of signing up for a monthly debit on their credit card. This will reduce the initial outlay of money and allows you to divide the overall dues amount across 12 months. You may sign up for this program either online or via the mailed invoice. There is an annual $25 service fee to use the monthly option and that fee is paid in the first month’s installment along with the legislative assessment as applicable. The debit will continue until you notify ASID in writing that you would like it to stop.


EBI (Emmons Business Interiors) Product Information Show

New and Exciting Office Products & Furniture for 2014-2015

Earn up to 0.4 CEU Credits – Six FREE IDCEC Approved CEU Sessions

Buffet Lunch / Free Samples / Door Prizes!!!

Location:  Liberty Hall – 800 Eisenhower Dr. – Kimberly, WI  54136
When:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

***Hurry - RSVP by Wednesday, October 1, 2014***

Contact: Rebecca Klotz, ASID – for additional event information/registration materials.

Historic Milwaukee Tour--Gargoyles, Grotesques and Demons!

Sunday, October 12, 2 PM -3:30 PM &
Saturday, October 18, 2 PM -3:30 PM

Purchase tickets here: starting at 3 p.m. Friday Sept. 12th.

2014 Creative Milwaukee @ Work Summit
Creative Alliance Milwaukee
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Milwaukee, WI
Click here for more information and to register today!


Congratulations to the ASID members recently named in M Magazine!

Nicole Villwock, Allied ASID
Villwock Interiors
House Remodel, River Hills
p. 83 and p. 92
Emily Winters, Allied ASID
Peabody's Interiors
Hawaii Life
p. 85-88
Geneane Francour, Allied ASID
Peabody's Interiors
Living Room, Wauwatosa
p. 92
Vickie Wessel, Allied ASID
Authentic Interiors
Master Suite, Bayside
p. 94
Susan VerPlank, Allied ASID
Welcome Home Design
New Home Build, New Berlin
p. 96
Leslie Dohr, ASID
Leslie Dohr Interior Design
Master Closet, Milwaukee
p. 98
Patricia Algiers, ASID
Chemistry in Place
Law Offices, Chicago and Tampa, Florida
p. 100

Click here to check out the article.

Our partnership with M Magazine continues to provide an outlet for us to bring ASID WI, its members and the value of interior design to the forefront in the Milwaukee community. Stay tuned for opportunities to contribute to the publication!


Energy Center of Wisconsin
High performance homes: the practical approach
October 9 in Sturgeon Bay
Presenter: Joe Nagan, Owner, Home Building Technology Services

Design, spec and build high performance wall assemblies
October 14 in Madison
October 15 in La Crosse

Presenter: Peter Yost, Principal and Vice President of Technical Services, BuildingGreen, Inc.


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

ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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