Emerging Professionals to Partner with Fugitives!

This quarter, we are happy to announce that the next ASID Emerging Professional’s event will be in partnership with Design Fugitives of Milwaukee! Who is this engagingly named group, you ask? Well, check out their website and join us at the event to find out more!  All members are welcome to join us for an evening of fun!

Date:  June 30th, 2015  **TONIGHT!**
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location:  Mobile Design Box
1551 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Click here to register.

See you there!
ASID-WI Board Meeting
Thursday, July 2nd, 7:30-9:30 am
Your ASID-WI Board will be meeting on Thursday. Board meetings are always open to the public.

Location:  Wisconsin Association Management (WAM), 11801 W. Silver Spring Dr., Ste 200, Milwaukee, WI  53225
July Meeting for Madison Design Community!

Our July meeting will be a social event.  Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 29th.  This event will be at Harry Krueger's beautiful lake house, 2413 Middleton Beach Rd., Middleton WI.  The event will be from 5:00-7:00pm. Come whenever you can during that time!

Please RSVP to Brenda -

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: Nancy Miller
Years in the Industry: 35
Place of Employment: FORM & FUNCTION, Inc.
Favorite Project: I have many favorite projects, as I’m motivated by the challenges of each new one—listening, collaborating, problem-solving. I love working in many different design styles, drawing out the individuality of each client and their needs.
Words of Wisdom for your younger design self: Never stop asking questions, never stop learning and being involved. The good news is that I followed my own prescription. 
The other words of wisdom I saw inscribed on a museum wall:
this is the law:
no sames
no same leaves
pebbles persons
places times faces
whoever disobeys the law
gets bored.

What else would you do if you weren’t an Interior Designer: Be an interior designer. I’ve always loved design and valued creativity, but it took many years after I graduated until I became comfortable with the business of interior design. I have no intention of “retiring,” because design and the people I work with are integral to my life. I’ll also continue to love hand crafts, cooking and baking, walking and exploring.
ASID WI “Top 5 Under 5” Awards – COMING SOON!

Are you an Emerging Professional who actively participates in the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID?  Do you work with an extraordinary Emerging Professional who strengthens the creative working environment at your firm or business?  As an Emerging Professional, do you create and take advantage of opportunities to support the interior design profession in the public realm as a passionate ambassador of your chosen career?

If you said “YES” to any of the above, take note!  The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID is excited to announce that nominations for the ‘Top 5 Under 5 Awards’ will open July 14th!  

The award recognizes the achievements of Emerging Professional Chapter members (designers in the first five years of their professional career).  The ‘Top 5 Under 5 Awards’ celebrate EP designers’ outstanding contributions to the Chapter, to their businesses or employers, and to the larger design community.

Help us celebrate our Emerging Professional members by nominating yourself or someone you know for ‘Top 5 Under 5!’  Nominees from last year who still qualify are encouraged to apply again.

Look for more information in the weeks to come!
Attention Volunteers:  SAVE THE DATE - AUGUST 12th!!!
The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID LOVES its volunteers!  Our success depends on great members who give their time and energy to the Chapter.  To those who have volunteered throughout this past year – THANK YOU!

This July, please look for an invitation in your mailbox to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Party to be held August 12th from 5:30-9:00pm.  More exciting details to come!!

Questions? Please contact the Wisconsin Chapter Membership Director, Carmen Eskra, ASID @



We are so close to our goal of 20,000 pounds of materials. We can’t wait to share all of these materials with teachers, non-profits and daycares in the area. August 28th and 29th at The Green Design Center all of the materials will be available to pick up at no charge. Share the flyer with the artists in your life, big, little, young, or old so they can find a Re_Purposeful way to use our discontinued samples.

Still have samples to drop off?

Wednesday, July 22nd
Coyle Carpets

250 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713

Drop-off Time: 3-6pm (parking lot)
CEU: 6:30-7:30pm (inside Coyle Carpets office)

CEU (1-credit hour)
Topic: Net-Works
Description: "Net-Works provides a real time look at the benefits of an inclusive business model for sustainability innovation. Developed from like-minded, cooperative sustainable thinkers from several global organizations, Net-Works is working to eliminate the environmental impact of discarded fishing nets on oceans, increase access to post-consumer recycled materials, and improve financial livelihood for the world’s developing economies.  Recovering valuable waste materials from ecologically sensitive areas has led to environmental, social and financial benefits. This presentation demonstrates the closed loop process that Net-Works strives to develop each day by tapping into the power of business to solve the world’s social and environmental problems."

Wednesday’s & Friday’s 9am-5pm
The Green Design Center

2201 Badger Ct
Waukesha, WI 53188

Help Us Help You Get CEUs!

Get your 1.0 CEU Credits done by Oct 31st & the ASID WI Chapter could win $1000-1500!
ASID national is sponsoring a Chapter CEU Race. Just reach and report your 10 CEU credit hours before October 31st and, if our chapter has the highest level of participation, we could win $1000 or more.
Even more importantly, the winnings will go toward a CEU program for YOU in 2016!
As a Chapter, we already have an outstanding start on this goal, so please keep up the good work and plan to get your CEUs completed and reported by Oct. 31st.
Reminder of the ASID CEU Requirements:
As an ASID practitioner member, you need to report 1.0 CEU credits (10 hours) by 12/31/2015. The goal is to encourage our membership to reach their CEU goal 2 months earlier – by Oct. 31st.


Designer - Forrer Business Interiors - Milwaukee, WI

Architectural Sales Representative - Daltile Commercial Sales

Part-time Interior Design Instructor, Madison Area Technical College – Madison, WI

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:



Know of someone interested in joining ASID?  Encourage new member sign-ups with the CHAPTER15 membership code to waive the $100 application fee. Or, help lapsed members reinstate their membership with the COMEBACK membership code to waive the $100 reinstatement fee.  


June 30th - Emerging Professional's Event in Partnership with Design Fugitives of Milwaukee @ Mobile Design Box

July 29th - Madison Design Community July Social Event

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


CHIMENTI STUDIOS of Milwaukee, WI Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Chimenti Studios has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Chimenti Studios was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.


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