Annual Meeting 2015 - Registration Now Open

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!

Thank you for all of your donations. If you haven't already invited any teachers or troop leaders to the event, please do so. Click here for the flyer or share the Facebook Page.

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Re_Purposeful Event
Friday, August 28th 11am-5pm 
Saturday, August 29th 9am-2pm 
The Green Design Center, 2201 Badger Ct, Waukesha, WI 53188
ASID August Madison Design Community Meeting

When:  August 26th, 5:00-7:00pm
Where:  Hovde Properties' Ovation 309
309 W Johnson St., Madison (Meet in Lobby)
What:  Tour downtown Madison's premier location for housing and retail, followed by a reception in the club room.

Limited space available.
RSVP by August 20th to, 608.819.1564

Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.
Tour guided by Erica Meier from Hovde Properties

Sponsored by: 

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.

Crystal Star Nominations Now Open!

The Crystal Star Award is the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID highest honor.  Nominate one of our Chapter’s exceptional leaders!

Nominees must be current ASID members in good standing and meet at least one of the following criteria:
  1. Significant and long-term contributions to the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID.  Nominees must have substantial service to the Chapter including Chapter enrichment, enhancement, and/or development at the local and state levels.
  2. Long-standing and considerable service at a National level resulting in impactful improvement to ASID as a national organization.
  3. Outstanding service to the advancement of the interior design profession within local communities, the state of Wisconsin, and/or at a national level.
Not sure how to nominate a candidate?  Click here for more information. Nominations close on September 1st!

The Crystal Star Award recipient will be awarded at Annual Meeting on September 23, 2015.
“Top 5 Under 5” Award – Deadline Extended!

The response for ASID WI’s Top 5 Under 5 Award has been outstanding!  Thank you to all who have applied!  

In an effort to give everyone a chance to nominate their favorite Emerging Professional for this exciting award, the submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 2nd!

To apply, click here.

Not sure who to nominate?  Read the bios of last year’s winners for an idea of the qualities this award seeks to honor.

Nominations must be complete by Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm CST

Help us celebrate our Emerging Professional Members.  Five award recipients will be recognized at the ASID WI Annual Meeting on September 23, 2015!  

Can’t wait to see you there!

Beyond Picking Paint Colors...
Uniting to Break Interior Design Stereotypes

The complete lack of understanding as to the value and skill of an Interior Designer was once again demonstrated recently in an article in The Federalist. We suggest you take a look and also read the well-crafted response from Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID National.

ASID National advocates on behalf of all interior designers for licensure. Without these laws, interior designers are legally subservient to other members of the design team, such as architects and engineers. It is for this reason, that we encourage all members to become a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer (WRID).

With you as a WRID, we will have a stronger presence and a bigger voice, to advocate for our profession and to accomplish even greater legislative goals that heavily impact our practice.

To clearly outline the importance and the path to professionalism in interior design, we have developed a step-by-step reference on our site. Be in the know. Visit the Path to Professional Status page.
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: Jane Klein, ASID
Years in the industry: 33 (yup, hard to believe) - passed NCIDQ in 1985
Employment: Own firm Jane Klein Interiors since 1988
Favorite Project: my ASID award winning projects, and really I've had the privilege to work for so many wonderful clients over the years... I've learned from and been inspired by them all, and also by amazing subcontractors. Best part is seeing things get built/delivered and turn out well.
Words of wisdom for my younger designer self: Charge more, haha! Be more consistent about making your kids clean their rooms! Pass on dessert more often! Buy Apple stock...
On my night table: An old Murano glass lamp, books Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Lola Bensky by Lily Brett (I'm in 2 book clubs), a seashell that was my grandmother's, a dress of my daughter's that needs mending...

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 - BSI (Building Service Inc.) - Waukesha, 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

Interior Designer – Briohn Design Group, LLC – Brookfield, 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 Sponsor:


Thank you to this week's Silver Sponsor:




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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.

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August 26th - Madison Design Community Meeting

August 27th - ASID-WI Mini-Golf Outing

August 28th & 29th - Re_Purposeful: An Upcycling Event

September 18th - STRUT 2015

September 23rd - Annual Meeting


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: 


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

ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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