Annual Meeting 2015 - Registration TODAY!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
5-8 pm
Rustic Manor 1848 in Delafield, WI

Don’t miss this year’s Annual Meeting – A Barnyard BBQ at Rustic Manor in Delafield. Find out what is in store for the Chapter as we head into 2016 and join in on the recognition of so many of our members. Oh, and there is still time to nominate fellow ASID members, or yourself, for Top 5 Under 5 or the Crystal Star Awards.

Click here for additional information and to register.

We look forward to seeing you!
STRUT 2015

STRUT Tickets are available NOW! Join us on September 18th, 2015 for our Cirque Carnivale themed 5th year! Complete with food, drinks, design, a silent auction and live entertainment, you won't want to miss this memorable evening; all while raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wisconsin! Hope to see you there!

WHERE: Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N 4th Street, Milwaukee
WHEN: Friday, September 18th, 2015
Doors open at 7PM, Show begins at 8:30PM
COST: $55 attendees ($65 at the door). $25 all students

Tickets can be purchased here.


ASID Madison Design Community Meeting – CEU Course

WHEN: September 29, 2015, 11:30 am -1:00 pm
WHERE: Gerhards Showroom, 6800 Gisholt Drive, Madison, WI 53713
WHAT: Lunch & Learn CEU (One hour credit)

Learn about the latest in Sustainable Kitchen & Bath for ALL designers!

SPEAKER: Steven Schmidt – Kohler Company

LUNCH: Will be provided by Kohler Company

RSVP by September 28, 2015

Course Description:
We’re all connected.  Healthier homes mean healthier people, communities and planet. In this course you will learn how to design healthy and sustainable baths & kitchens, select sustainable residential products, be able to integrate water conservation plumbing products for LEED credits into residential designs and communicate to clients the importance of sustainable buildings.  This course was developed for all designers and architects; specifically for those who specify plumbing products.

SPONSORED by: Kohler Company & Gerhards
Green Bay Design Community Event
CEU & Architecture of Green Bay Exhibit
Wednesday, October 7th

5 - 6 pm CEU
6 - 7:30 pm Exhibit & Networking

ASID-WI will be hosting its first Design Community Event in Green Bay, WI at the Neville Public Museum. Join us for a CEU Presentation entitled "Biophilic Design" followed by networking and a walk through of the exhibit Centennial Architecture of Green Bay: Partnership with Berners-Schober and their Archives-100+ Years of Green Bay Architecture. Food and drink will be provided by Ceramic Tileworks and Interface. To RSVP, contact Deb Schramm.

Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
Partner Events

2016 Color Forecast

Passionate pursuit. Fresh mindfulness. Vintage workmanship. Social engagement. And technology and materials that seem to come from out of this world. We’re taking the best of everything life has to offer and indulging in the moment. Prepare to come together as we go in passionate pursuit of a shared color consciousness.

Crown Plaza Milwaukee West
10499 Innovation Drive | Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 12 PM or 4 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Colormix 2016 | Session I
Light Lunch will be served.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Colormix 2016 | Session II
Light Hors D'Oeuvres and wine will be served.

Please click here to RSVP for the event.

Design Chicago

The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart and LuxeHome will host Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference and inspirational trade fair, on October 6 and 7, 2015. Design Chicago will showcase a variety of educational and innovative programming including more than 35 educational presentations and CEU seminars, more than three dozen showroom open houses, and a bevy of new products debuting from more than 65 showrooms throughout the Merchandise Mart. Registration and participation is free with the exception of the VIP Luxury Gala held October 6th, which honors the Midwest’s top names in furnishings, architecture, interior design and custom home building. For more information, please visit:
ASID Student Gatherings
  • September 23 - 10:30-12:30 am – Student Gathering at Madison College
  • September 23 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Student Gathering at UW Madison
  • September 25 – 11:00-1:00 pm – Student Gathering at US Stevens Point

Portfolio Shows

The Art Institute of Wisconsin's Graduate Portfolio Show
Wednesday, September 30th 12pm-3pm at the Italian Community Center

For just one day, the graduates will be putting their best work and brightest ideas on display.  You're invited to come take a look. What will you discover?

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

UW Stevens Point ASID Student Chapter Annual Banquet
October 9, 2015, 5:30-8:00 pm – UW Stevens Point ASID Student Chapter

RSVP to or
Top 40 Over 40 of the Week

As the ASID National turns 40 this year, the Wisconsin Chapter is also celebrating our experienced and accomplished members age 40 and over. We'll feature one or more per week, culminating at our Annual Chapter Meeting. Meet...

NAME:  Sheila Semrou
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY: 27 years in the industry
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Owner of Sheila Semrou Consulting, LLC,  a planning and interior design firm.
FAVORITE PROJECT: I’m not able to select just one project as my favorite; I’ve had so many wonderful design experiences. I’m grateful for the collaboration with past clients, colleagues and consultants – which produced many successful projects.
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR YOUR YOUNGER DESIGNER SELF:  (1.) find a mentor and be a mentor; (2.) remain passionate about learning; (3.) stay positive and optimistic, and (4.) believe you can achieve any goal
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE NOT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER? I’d work for a non-profit animal welfare organization, like the Wisconsin Humane Society - or - a non-profit assisting individuals who struggle with homelessness and mental illness. These are causes I care deeply about.

Interior Designer - Emmons Business Interiors - Appleton, WI

Furniture Project Manager – Creative Business Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Full-Time Entry Level Interior Designer - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Fall Internship in Interior Design or Interior Architecture - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Interior Designer - AB&K, Inc. - Southeastern Wisconsin

Adjunct Instructor Positions – Interior Design - Mount Mary University

Architectural Sales Representative - Daltile Commercial Sales

Account Executive – Design Within Reach – Milwaukee, WI

Part Time Interior Design Instructor – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer Position – Peabody’s Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Commercial Sales Associate – Lexco Tile and Stone – Milwaukee, WI


Thank you to this week's Platinum Sponsors:




Earn CEU credits online, anywhere with ASID Academy

ASID Academy premiered in July 2015 as the comprehensive resource for continuing education and CEU credit fulfillment. ASID Academy supports the Society’s commitment to online learning and professional development  through CEU course offerings, papers, and videos made available to members and designers online, anytime.

ASID Academy features a curated, peer-reviewed course catalog with CEU courses focusing on our four key themes that cross-cut all practice areas of interior design: Impact of Design, Leadership Development, Practice of Design, and Business of Design. The catalog further reinforces the Society’s commitment to continuing education, and supports the new December 31, 2015 CEU requirement.

Sign up for a course today! Click here to learn more.


September 18th - STRUT 2015

September 23rd - Annual Meeting

September 29th - Madison Design Community Meeting - CEU Event

October 7th - Green Bay Design Community Event

October 8th - Colormix 2016

December 9th - ASID-WI Holiday Party


Congratulations to Kelsey Holtz, Allied ASID, for her “Volunteer Rockstar Award” by Volunteer Wisconsin! Kelsey is the current Co-Chair of the Sustainability Advocacy Committee and has been spearheading the successful Re_Purposeful materials recycling event. She also received an ASID WI Top 5 Under 5 Award last year for her contributions to her employer, The Green Design Center, who hosts Re_Purposeful. Kelsey is also on the Board of Directors for WGBA, a partner organization, for which she received the award. Kudos, Kelsey!


Surface & Panel Symposium
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Harley-Davidson Museum®

This Symposium seeks to connect architects, interior designs, fabricators, and other design specialists with material specifiers and producers for a better understanding of the industry and the innovative technologies driving it. It will be followed the next day by the grand opening of the mHouse, a showcase house with materials from the previously mentioned industries. The mHouse is in Watertown, Wis., a short drive from Milwaukee, and only symposium attendees can attend the grand opening.

Click here for more information.

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy 2015 Conference
Wisconsin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory, Sept 30th — Oct 4th, headquartered at the Pfizer Hotel in Milwaukee. The conference features private tours of 15 Wright works, special events and the presentation of five Wright Spirit Awards. More info & registration at: 

Interested in attending tours & presentations for FREE? Volunteer! Click here for information.


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

ASID | Education Online
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