ASID WI Slate of Candidates Announced for 2014-2015 Board of Directors

The candidates for the 2014-2014 Board of Directors open positions have been announced to the Chapter members:

President Elect                       
Aga Artka, Allied ASID

Director At Large                    
Amy Wenger, Allied ASID

Membership Director              
Carmen Eskra, ASID

Please check the Wisconsin Chapter website for the candidates’ biographies for your information and review here.  Ballots will be e-mailed on February 15th – look for those in your inbox!

The Nominating Committee is excited for all of our exceptional candidates and the Chapter!  These intrepid members have volunteered for our Chapter leadership positions and we wish them much success!

Thank you to our candidates and our Chapter members,

Lynn Vogeltanz, ASID, WRID (Chair)
Emily Koen, IP ASID
Elizabeth Schraeder, IP ASID
Lisa Blazek, ASID
Jessica Mahne, ASID
Genevieve Szeklinski, ASID
NOW OPEN: Registration to the 2014 Career Day

Students, Educators and Professionals, plan to attend this years Career Day themed "The Places You Will Go" held again at American Family in Madison on February 28th.  Along with our keynote speaker Renee Hytry Derrington, there will be a panel discussion, vendor fair, CEU, and Post-Career Day Party held at Erin's Snug Irish Pub after the event for more networking opportunities.  

The Early Bird discounted rate of $10 for student is only good until February 7th, after the that the rate will go up. As an added bonus the first 50 students to register online will get a free gift bag when they arrive.  To sign up or for more information, click here.

Daltile Interior Design Scholarship
Third annual competition invites students to compete for a chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarships

The Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation, begins on Jan. 1, 2014, and will run through March 15, 2014. The grand-prize winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and will be announced at NeoCon 2014. Winners of the first, second and third prizes each will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and 10 Merit Winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. For competition details, submission requirements, official rules and inspiration, visit

Job Opportunities

Sales Representative
Madison, WI

Cambria has an excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity in a fast-paced environment.  Join us and become an important member of our sales and marketing team! You will have the opportunity to be part of a leading sales team and be recognized for your demand-creation ability.

If you are looking to advance your career by becoming a member of a growing and dynamic team, we are eager to meet you. Please send your resume and salary requirements to (reference job # 13-081 in the subject line of your e-mail).

Interior Designer/Milwaukee Office
Design/Build firm seeks a Commercial Interior Designer with work experience in space-planning, construction drawings, and AutoCAD.  This career position provides the opportunity to work on a variety of project types and sizes.  Design spaces including client interviews, concept development, wall placement, ceiling details, custom millwork, and all related finishes.  

Ideal candidate has a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, (5) years work experience, and NCIDQ certification.  Design/Build or “Tenant” design experience is a plus.  The ability to work with minimal direction and on multiple projects is essential.  Client presentation and leadership skills are important.  

We offer a competitive pay package, full benefits, and a great work environment.  Creative Business Interiors is an Interior Design, Interior Construction and Business Furnishings firm with approx.100 employees. 

Please send resume in confidence to:
Creative Business Interiors, Inc.
Attention:  Human Resources
1535 S.101st Street
Milwaukee, WI  53214

HGA - Interior Designer (Mid-Level) - Healthcare Speciality
HGA is a leading architectural, engineering and planning firm with an excellent opportunity for a talented interior designer with a passion for healthcare design to join its Milwaukee office.  Click here for more information.

Full-Part Time Retail Sales/Design Assistant
Village Paint and Design is looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to assist primarily with window treatment sales and paint sales as needed.  We are a Hunter Douglas Gallery and Benjamin Moore Signature store offering premium brands and quality products.  We strive to offer these products with a high level of personalized service.  Prospective candidates must be able to work in a high volume and fast pace environment.  Candidates must be able to thoroughly understand and complete tasks throughout the sales and ordering process.   Click here for more information.



You can check out the latest news and views of some of the most interesting blog sites on the web for design.  Just go to and click on Design Blogs under the “Knowledge Center” section.  There is a selected list of blogs pertaining to interior design professionals. It is presented for members' information and reference.  However, please note, none of the blogs are implied to be endorsed by ASID.


MilwaukeeCREATES Salon: Shaping the Future of Milwaukee's Creative Economy

Creative Alliance Milwaukee invites you to join us for a presentation from Dennis Cheek, PhD, Executive Director, National Creativity Network

Monday, January 27
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The University Club
Dr. Cheek will share the latest research on America's Creative Economy, then facilitate a discussion and hands-on activities to garner input for enhancing Milwaukee's Creative Economy and establishing a Creative Cluster similar to the Water council.

This is a unique opportunity to hear first hand an expert perspective on national and international creative economy trends, learn how other regions have approached optimizing their creative capital and to provide input into shaping Milwaukee's next steps in this arena.

Cost:  $15 per person   
This event is free for Creative Alliance Milwaukee Individual, Gold and Platinum Members.  

For membership info, click here

Cocktails and light appetizers will be served
5:30-6pm Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Networking
6-7:30pm Presentation and Discussion
Register Now!

The Wright Design Series 2014
Click here to view the schedule.

Tile & Stone Events

REVIT for Interior Designers at MATC
REVIT for Interior Designers at MATC"
Milwaukee Area Technical College will be offering an 8 week Introduction to REVIT course.  This two credit course is geared toward Interior Designers who need to learn the fundamental concepts of working with REVIT software.  Introduction to REVIT (ARCHT-150-600)  will be held in the Interior Design lab at West Allis campus, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and taught by ASID member, and MATC faculty, Gigi Szeklinski.  Click here to register today!
Please contact Mary Walgren for more information.


The Energy Center University
Outdoor and facility lighting with LEDs: Technical review and cost considerations
Presenter: Howard Wolfman
On-demand 24/7
ON-DEMAND COMMERCIAL WEBINAR—Free to view, pay for credit

Building the optimal customer-centric home
February 5, 2014 | 1‒2:30 pm CST
Is your energy efficiency and sustainability message falling upon deaf ears? Join us online to learn how to reframe the conversation and discuss the concept of a perfectly efficient home. We'll focus on meeting your customers' lifestyle desires while using every available dollar to generate the greatest savings. The key structural and mechanical components of a home will be reviewed; and we'll explain how to analyze the options available so that you can help your customers make the right building decisions. Learn more
Better homes expo
February 15, 2014
La Crosse, WI | Free
Are you a curious homeowner with a desire to learn more about how your home performs? Are you a do-it-yourselfer with big ideas that you're not sure how to execute? Maybe you're planning to build a new home and want some insight on what works and what doesn't. This is the event for you. You'll connect with experts who really know homes. Through seminars, hands-on demonstrations and even a chance to tour a high performance home, you'll learn how to improve your home's comfort, durability and efficiency. Get to know your home. Visit or call 608.210.7114 to let us know you're coming.

Better Buildings: Better Business Conference­­­­­
Wisconsin Dells •  March 5–7, 2014
Take your residential building knowledge to the next level, produce a better product, enhance customer relations, expand your business and gain various perspectives from multiple disciplines within the residential building community.  Register today.

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


ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 

ASID UNi offers easy, anytime access to a growing number of high quality on-line education and training courses aimed at some of interior design's most pressing issues.  They are found at under the ASID Store.


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